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Synjardy Kidney Failure Lawsuit

Synjardy Kidney Failure Lawsuit

People with diabetes who take Synjardy may be at risk of life-threatening kidney side effects, including nephropathy and kidney failure. Infections and dehydration, two of the most common side effects of Synjardy, can also cause kidney disease.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Synjardy induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with kidney failure or ketoacidosis, 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.

How Does Synjardy Work?

Synjardy relies on the kidneys to work. As the kidney clean the blood, Synjardy stops the kidneys from reabsorbing glucose and forces them to remove glucose from the body in urine. This helps control blood-sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes.

Diabetic Nephropathy

People with diabetes are already at risk of developing kidney problems, which is why any kidney side effects of Synjardy are so concerning. After many years of having diabetes, excess sugar in the blood damages delicate filtration structures inside the kidneys and causes nephropathy.

Symptoms of Nephropathy

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite, weight-loss
  • Headache
  • Itching and dry skin
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Swelling in arms and legs (edema)
  • Confusion

What is the problem?

Synjardy increases the amount of glucose processed by the kidneys, which may pose long-term risks. Synjardy also poses short-term risks, because two of the most common side effects — dehydration and infections — can both lead to kidney failure. In December 2015, the FDA has added pyelonephritis (kidney infections) to the list of Synjardy side effects.

What Should I Do?

Synjardy should not be used by people who have kidney problems, according to the Prescribing Information (PDF). Furthermore, patients should have their kidneys tested before and during treatment. Older patients should have more frequent tests.

Dehydration and Kidney Failure

Patients on Synjardy urinate much more frequently and in larger amounts, which can cause dehydration if they don’t drink enough water. When the body loses too much fluid, blood pressure drops and the amount of blood in the body decreases. This can harm the kidneys and make it harder for them to remove toxins from the blood.

Infections and Kidney Failure

The FDA has issued warnings about kidney infections from Synjardy that began as urinary tract infections and resulted in kidney failure. Infections can scar the kidneys and cause chronic kidney disease (CKD). Infections that spread to the bloodstream (sepsis) can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure and acute kidney failure.

Complications of Kidney Failure

  • Body is poisoned by toxins in the blood
  • Generally feeling unwell all the time
  • High blood pressure
  • Low red blood cell counts
  • Weakness and tiredness
  • Fragile bones
  • Malnutrition
  • Nerve damage
  • Heart disease
  • Death

Diabetes Medication Lawsuits

Synjardy belongs to the same class of drugs as Invokana, a diabetes drug made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. In December 2015, the first lawsuits were filed by people who developed kidney failure. They accuse drug-makers of selling dangerous medications and failing to warn about side effects.

Do I have a Synjardy Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Synjardy induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with kidney failure or ketoacidosis, 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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