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Saxenda Lawsuit

Saxenda Lawsuit

Saxenda (liraglutide) is an injection pen for weight-loss that carries a “Black Box” warning about thyroid cancer. Saxenda may also increase the risk of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, and other severe side effects.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Saxenda induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is Saxenda?

Saxenda® is a prescription medicine that delivers the medication liraglutide in a single-dose injection pen. It is approved to help adults lose weight and keep the weight off if they are obese (BMI > 30) or suffer from weight-related health problems.

Saxenda vs. Victoza

Saxenda and Victoza both contain liraglutide, a medication that works like a hormone in the body called GLP-1 that naturally regulates appetite. By activating parts of the brain that control appetite, Saxenda can make a person feel less hungry, which helps them eat less food.

Saxenda and Thyroid Cancer

Saxenda and similar medications, such as Victoza, are known to cause thyroid cancer in rats and mice at normal doses. It is unknown if Saxenda causes thyroid cancer in people. The FDA has asked drug-makers to study the risk of Medullary Thyoroid Carcinoma (MCC).

Saxenda “Black Box” Warning

The Prescribing Information (PDF) for Saxenda carries a “Black Box” warning label about the risk of thyroid cancer — specifically thyroid C-cell tumors, which occurred in rats and mice who were given doses of Saxenda that are very similar to what a person would take.

The label warns that Saxenda is contraindicated in patients who have a personal or family history of Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC) or in patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).

Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer

Patients should contact their doctor immediately if they develop symptoms of thyroid cancer while taking Saxenda, such as:

  • Neck pain
  • Voice changes
  • Lump or swelling in your neck
  • Hoarseness
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Shortness of breath

Saxenda and Pancreatic Cancer

One of the most serious side effects of Saxenda is pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation). It is not known if Saxenda is safe for people who have had pancreatitis or other risk-factors for pancreatic cancer. Patients should seek emergency medical attention if they develop severe abdominal pain, stomach pain that does not go away (with or without vomiting), or pain that spreads from the stomach to the back.

Side Effects of Saxenda

  • Thyroid cancer
  • Medullary Thyoroid Carcinoma (MCC)
  • Thyroid C-cell adenomas and carcinoma
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Kidney problems
  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • Suicidal thoughts

Do I have a Saxenda Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Saxenda induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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