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Oseni has been linked to serious side effects including pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and heart failure.
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The type 2 diabetes drug Oseni (alogliptin and pioglitazone) has been linked to serious side effects including pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and heart failure.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer or heart failure after taking Oseni, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a class action suit and our lawyers can help.

Overview

Oseni is a prescription incretin mimetic drug that helps control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. The drug works by regulating the level of insulin the body produces after eating. Nesina is made by Takeda Pharmaceuticals and was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2013.

What’s the Problem?

incretin mimetics treat type 2 diabetes by stimulating beta cells in the pancreas to produce more insulin. Studies have shown that this mechanism of action can cause a low-level, “silent” chronic inflammation (pancreatitis). Pancreatitis itself can be deadly, but chronic pancreatitis increases the risk of pancreatic cancer.

FDA Warning

In March 2013, FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication [1] regarding the risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer associated with incretin mimetic use.

After analyzing the results of a study that looked at the pancreases of patients who were treated with an incretin mimetic, they found convincing evidence of potential safety risks, including “Increased risk of pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas, and pre-cancerous cellular changes called pancreatic duct metaplasia.”

Heart Failure Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath with activity or when lying down.
  • Fatigue and weakness.
  • Swelling in the legs, ankles and feet.
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat.
  • Reduced ability to exercise.
  • Wheezing.
  • A cough that doesn’t go away or a cough that brings up white or pink mucus with spots of blood.

Oseni Side Effects

  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Heart Failure
  • Pancreatitis
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis
  • Necrotizing Pancreatitis
  • Death

What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure means that the heart isn’t pumping as well as it should. Congestive heart failure is a type of heart failure that requires immediate medical attention, although sometimes the 2 terms are used interchangeably.

The human body depends on the heart’s pumping action to deliver oxygen to the body’s cells. In patients with heart failure, the weakened heart can’t supply the cells with enough blood.

This causes fatigue and shortness of breath, and some people experience excessive coughing. Everyday activities such as walking, climbing stairs or carrying groceries can become very difficult.

Heart failure is used to describe a condition where the heart is unable to keep up with its workload. The body may not get the oxygen it needs. Heart failure is a serious condition, and usually there’s no cure.

However, many people with heart failure lead a full, enjoyable life when the condition is managed with prescription drugs and a healthy lifestyle. It’s also helpful to have the support of family and friends who understand your condition.

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The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at Schmidt and Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Oseni lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new pancreatic cancer cases in all 50 states.

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