A number of diabetes drugs have been linked in studies and lawsuits to serious drug side effects, including acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Some class action diabetes lawsuits have resulted in settlements with the plaintiffs. Other lawsuits are just getting underway.
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Whereas type 1 diabetics need to inject insulin several times a day to stay alive, type 2 diabetics are treated with a variety of glucose-lowering drugs, and combinations thereof. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain a normal blood glucose level, or the body is unable to use the insulin that is produced.
Diabetes, a lifelong condition, causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. Four main risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes are genetics, age, weight and ethnicity. Almost 26 million Americans have diabetes, and up to 95 percent of these cases are type 2 diabetes.
There are several classes of diabetes drugs that work in different ways to lower blood sugar (glucose). Sulfonylureas have been used to treat diabetes since the 1950s while the first drug in a new class of medications called DPP-4 inhibitors was approved by the FDA in 2006. Sitagliptin was the first DPP-4 Inhibitors approved, followed by a combined product of sitagliptin and glucophage and saxagliptin in 2007.
A group of dugs known as incretin mimetics includes Byetta, Bydureon, Victoza, Januvia and other medications.
Diabetes Drug Classes
DPP-4 inhibitors (gliptins, or dipeptidyl peptidase-4)
Associated risks: acute pancreatitis, thyroid and/or pancreatic cancer.
Byetta attorneys are investigating lawsuits for users diagnosed with Impaired Kidney Function; Kidney Failure; Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis; Necrotizing Pancreatitis and certain other cancers.
Associated risks: cardiovascular injuries, kidney failure and ketoacidosis, a serious condition where the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones that may require hospitalization. Launched in 2013, Invokana has become a blockbuster for Johnson & Johnson. A recent FDA Public Health Advisory found that the SGL2-inhibitor is associated with diabetic ketoacidosis
in otherwise healthy patients. Adverse event reports and clinical trial data also show that Invokana is linked with cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure. Invokana works by causing blood sugar to leave the body through urine and is the most popular medication in a class of Type 2 diabetes drugs called SGLT2 inhibitors, according to drugwatch.com. The FDA urges patients with any early warning symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, confusion, abdominal pain and unusual fatigue or sleepiness, to seek medical attention immediately.
(Januvia (sitagliptin) and Janumet (sitagliptin/metformin) are the first in a new class of oral diabetes medications, called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors.)
Associated risks: acute pancreatitis, hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer.
A recent heart safety study June 2015 ruled out any association with Januvia and cardiovascular problems. The study also looked at other Januvia side effects and found that Januvia pancreatitis has some risk.
Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR (saxagliptin)
Associated risks: ketoacidosis.
The FDA in April 2015 found that patients in a clinical trial who took Onglyza have a 27 percent increased risk of hospitalization for heart failure. The agency also reported that Onglyza increases the risk of death from all causes, not just heart problems.
Associated Risks: liver and cardiovascular issues. Rezulin labels warn of increased risk of rare but serious liver problems.
Other diabetes medications are Alogliptin (Nesina, Kazano, Oseni) and Linagliptin (Tradjenta, Jentadueto).
Diabetes Drugs: Lawsuits Filed
Merck is facing more than 40 personal injury lawsuits alleging Januvia caused pancreatic cancer.
The Cherokee Nation in May 2015 filed a lawsuit against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, accuses the company of "misbranding"Actos sold to the Cherokee Nation for uses as being not approved as safe and effective. Actos (generic pioglitazone) was sold in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes to help lower blood sugar levels.
Other lawsuits have been filed against the company indicating Actos could potentially cause bladder cancer. Patients are also warned the drug could cause congestive heart failure.
Farxiga, Jardiance and Invokana lawsuits are being filed nationwide on behalf of patients who say they weren't warned about adverse side effects like ketoacidosis, heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. The FDA issued a safety communication on May 15, 2015 for diabetes patients using Farxiga, Jardiance and Invokana . The entire SGLT2 inhibitor class of drugs may carry a risk of ketoacidosis. Lawyers say this risk is nowhere to be found on any of the SGLT2 inhibitor drug labels, which means that lawsuits could be filed against negligent manufacturers regarding failure to warn, among other allegations.
Takeda, the maker of Actos, agreed in April 2015 to a $2.4B settlement in thousands of diabetes Actos lawsuits alleging bladder cancer risk. On April 29, 2015 the New York Times said that Takeda "will put the money into a settlement fund if 95 percent of plaintiffs agree to the accord, according to which each claimant would get an average $267,000. However, the exact amount for each plaintiff will be evaluated based on cumulative dosage, extent of injuries and past history of smoking". Takeda faces about 9,000 product liability lawsuits in the US.
In a separate lawsuit, a Louisiana federal court in 2014 ordered Takeda and Eli Lilly to pay a combined $9 billion in punitive damages to a New York state man who claimed that Actos had caused him to develop bladder cancer.
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Atlanta, GA: In the past month, two more Onglyza and Kombiglyze lawsuits were filed on behalf of diabetes patients who claim the manufacturer concealed information linking the diabetes drug to an increased risk of heart failure and failed to warn about its alleged potential to cause serious heart problems [READ MORE]
Trenton, NJ: While a plaintiff having filed a recent Invokana lawsuit makes assertions pertaining to Invokana linked with cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure, it was the amputation of his right leg below the knee less than a year after starting on Invokana that ultimately prompted the plaintiff to move forward with his Invokana side effects lawsuit [READ MORE]
Pittsburgh, PA: Viola Chapman began taking Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR (Saxagliptin) to treat her type 2 diabetes in February 2015. By December, as her Onglyza lawsuit claims, those drugs had caused heart failure, congestive heart failure and cardiovascular injury[READ MORE]
The man who I called dad for 11 years took Metformin and died two years ago from Renal Failure. This morning I found out rhat my biological dad is now in renal failure after taking it for 5 years. Someone plz get this drug off the market!!!!
Posted by Melissa Stansbury
Hi, I just found this Web forum. My husband and I both took Metformin in the past. We took Metformin up to a year and a half ago. He developed severe cataracts in both eyes. Glaucoma. And severe leg and foot swelling to the point he was put in Unna boots. My husband is only 46 years old. Not kidding! I had a major heart attack almost 4 years ago. I now have bad memory loss. I am 45 years old. Not kidding either. We both threw out the Metformin. Sounds like the makers of Metformin need sued. I'd be glad to hear from others who took this drug and also had problems. This needs to stop. We need to do something.
Posted by Carl Riley
I have been taking 2000mg metformin and 2gr glimepride for over 2 years since my diagnoses with diabetes March 2016
I was removed from them last month because I was having stomach issues and kidney pain for much of the time I was on the drugs, I have since been diagnosed with cirrosis and varises
I feel that the drugs are the major contributing factor since I have never sed any achool, drugs or smoked
Posted by Paulette Belluchi
My husband had taken Metformin and Actos for years. He has Type 2 Diabetes, renal failure, dialysis, kidney transplant and thyroid issues. He has peripheral neuropathy disease that impacted his autonomic nerves with heat intolerance, altered sweating, changes in blood pressure, lightheadedness, fails from low blood pressure, severe blood pressure changes from taking a shower, and various eye problems.
Now due to various issues after kidney transplant, he is now experiencing liver issues.
He has various other family that has been on Metformin and/or Actos with Kidney issues, heart issues, thyroid issues, and now one sibling past away from heart and kidney issues (on dialysis) that was on metformin for years.
Posted by Michael Tucker
I took Metformin for a number of years as a "pre-diabetic". I never crossed over to being a full-blown diabetic. I, also, had bariatric surgery (RNY) to control my blood sugar.
I recently read that Metformin was linked to peripheral neuropathy onset or exerbation of existing PN. My PN is now very severe and I have now lost all feeling in my feet. I, also, have Charcot's foot on the left foot.
Posted by jane
I have been reading the comments posted. I have type 2 diabetes. It runs in my family. I was diagnosed in 2005. I was put on 1500 mg metformin and 2 mg of glimeperide. I had diarrhea, I have decreased kidney function
Its affected my gall bladder. I have tumors. I never thought it might be the medication making my blood pressure spike. I would be calm and all of a sudden my blood pressure would go up. Or, I would suddenly get flushed and start sweating.
Posted by Joseph McILvenna
I've been a diabetic for thirteen years. Was diagnosed with type 2 and immediately put on glucophage, after first month insurance switched to metformin. Not more than a year later doctors started uping the dosage till finally arriving at 2000mg a day. Then was put on actos for several years. Until I discovered some of the side affects it had. Talked to doctor he took me off of it immediately. I had swollen legs feet and ankles, tiredness, no energy at all, walked with cane. After a week or two of not taking it felt better. Had energy again, no longer needed cane and started taking walks. Now 12 years on metformin and I'm feeling the same way again, except now I've put on a lot of weight, headaches all the time, high sugars, even on days I don't hardly eat. Always urinating 12 or more times a day. Diarrhea is an almost everyday thing. I have muscle and joint pain constantly. I can't even go swimming because if water is too cold for me I end up with severe leg cramps. I've taken to wearing pants to bed in the last couple of years, even in the summer to prevent these leg cramps. And I have fatigue, I can't sit more than 10 minutes before falling asleep at any given time of day. Finally I have sever neck pain. Please let me know if there is anything that can be done.
Posted by Delores Moore
I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes for over twenty something years. I have congestive heart disease (angina) and macular degeneration. I have been on byetta/metformin. I stop taking byetta for some years now and with metformin I stopped in July because I have gained so much weight I went from 156 pounds to a 189 pounds in one month. I have fatigue, forgetfulness, muscle aches and pains among others issues. I have been getting dizzy and have become off balance. I am exhausted all the time. I have to go the the emergency room often due to dehydration but I drink plenty bottle of water during the day. My last visit to the emergency room was December 09, 2017 the emergency room doctor mention about my creatine level.
Posted by June snapp
My husband has had both lower legs and feet removed is in renal kidney failure congestive heart disease and macular degeneration he has been on byetta and metformin among others that Dr a have put him on is there any chance of him having a case
Posted by Carolyn Edkins
My husband was on Metformin 2000mg a day and glimepiride 2mg a day. For a year and a half or maybe 2 years. When the doctor prescribed it to him we got our prescriptions through Humana Pharmacy but they would not fill it because of his age. I told the doctor and he said the insurance companies do that all the time. So he sent it to the Wal-Mart Pharmacy. Well he started having memory problems and so he asked him a few questions and he answered them and the doctor told me he was ok. On Jan 8,2017 he went to go to the bath room was disoriented and fell I got up and found the lights out and turned them on. To make a long story shorter he went to the Hospital on respiratory failure and had a stroke. He had so many things wrong with him that I didn't know about. They found a tumor on his thyroid spot on his kidneys said he had fluid on the brain and numerous other things. I came across this sight and need some help. Something needs to be done with metformin if it's causing all these problems. I have all of his medical records so you wouldn't have to order them
Posted by Wendy
I took met for man. Now that I'm off of it the weight loss is still going badly 23 lbs in 3 months
Posted by Ella Tate
I have been a dibetic since 2010 my dibetic have been high up an down trying to get a hang of this i was on humalog an lantus an metformin my doc prescribed me 1000 mg pills 2 times in the morning and two times in the evening witch is 4000mg perday i was so fatigue wouldnt get out the bed always took my meds couldnt eat had shakes lost weight in pain for two years an i was almost dead my husband told me to stop taking all my meds an realize ive been giving an overdose an they tried to say every thing was wrong with me i got sleep apnia an to cover this up rapid heart beats fast out my mind abnormal ekg an enlarged heart an they try to say its from my dibetic i have lactic acidosis an they took me ofd all the metformin an kept me on insulin from low blood readimg to hi cause i wasnt giving enough. To bring mt dibetic down went to another hospital an they say you dont have an enlarged heart but you did have an adverse reaction per history to metformin. An wont no lawyer take my case an im not getting the proper treatment i should caimt trust doctors they rake up for each
Other my statue of limitation ends march 2018 an i need help on some one that will take my case HELP LAW SUITE FOR METFORMIN SOME ONE WHAT I POSE TO DO THIS IS NEW TO ME HELP ME PLEASE SOME ONE
Posted by otis setser
I was taking metformin for years until the doctor finally took me off of it. What do I do next?
Posted by Robbie Hensley
I have been taking this for years. Please get off of it! I had a stroke, heart attack, and I could care less about getting up and doing anything!! I want to beable to have fun with my grandkids, but Ijust sit around.
No Entergy at all so now I'm getting off of it by cutting my pills in half. I take 2000mg a day!!! That's way to much. What has saved me is I drink water all the time. No cokes or anything like that. If I had of been, I would be dead! They need to take it off the drug market NOW!!!
Posted by Mark Davis
My husband took metformin for over ten yrs Now he has been diagnosed with liver cancer, blood clots , cirrhosis,G. While in the hospital the design. told me all his organs have shut down. He was sent home with hospice and given 7days to live . It's been 5wks and he's doing better. Started doing CBD's from marijuana plant a couple of weeks ago. It's amazing how much better he is. If he keeps getting better then we'll get off of hospice and get blood work done to see about the numerous health issues . Would like info on metformin lawsuits.
Posted by Angie pow
I am67 year old and l have type 2 diabeties and my doctor prescribed metformin and it's been two years and now my hair is thinning badly and l get sick every time I take this medicine and make me dizziness.what should l do can someone help me .
Posted by Carlene Ward low Brewton
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in March of 2017. My A1C was a 8. 2 and my doctor put me on 850mg of metformin. I went back in June for my 3 month check and my A1C was a 6.1 and they told me to continue the 850mg. I am experiencing tingling in my finger tips, pain in my foot, right arm pain, and severe lower back pain. I am only 130 and was weighing that at time of diagnosis. I get light headed and now have a stomach when I didn't have one along with knee pain I both knees. What can I do?
Posted by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
I was on metformin for years Ive had kidney problems liver failure , I had a liver transplant 2 years ago and ive also had a heart attack 3 years ago before my transplant..
Posted by teresa
I really believe this med. is what killed my mother...she got so bad while on it she always said she can never get enough to drink so she carried a 2 liter everywhere she went and an icepack for her stomach cause she felt like it was always on fire.she had severe diarrhea and lost a lot of weight,staying dizzy,memory loss,shortness of breath,severe stomach infections and bleeding,kidney failure.they just wrote me a script for it yesterday and i'm scared to take it so i called my doc and told her i wasnt going to take it andwhy and she is insisting that metformin did not do that to my mom and for me to go ahead and take it. i was diagnosed borderline diabetic 11 yrs ago and have been fine controlling it went and got bloodwork done a few days ago and they said my sugar is staying in the low 200's...any advice?should i take it or go on my gut feeling and throw it away
Posted by Maryjo lease
I was.in.a.bad car wreck that made.be.become a.diabetic. I was instantly given metformin and took it for several years. I have circulatory problems with my feet. I recently had had an infection in my foot problems with heart rate blood pressure amongst other problems. Please advise me if I may be able to join in the.law suite
Posted by Nevergetit
I was issued a meter a booklet and told to write in numbers in book after using this meter so I go back to doc and he says great you got your numbers down recently i go back and he asked why I haven't been taking metformin so I start taking it I got the runs food tastes like crap.my kidneys are fine I get gout maybe twice a year I know when I'm getting it take a few pills down with gout 2days I don't feel safe taking this new medication I don't smoke have three or four margaritas a month.
Posted by P Shafer
I had taken Metformin for years. It had affects on my gallbladder and on my liver. It has also messed up my stomach. I have wondered for years if this medicine was the cause, now I see that it probably was. Any advice or help would greatly be appreciated.
Posted by Otis Brown
I've been on met metformin for over ten years now. One doctor told me i had to start taking dialysis but i refused and went to another doctor. The other doctor told mee my kidneys are just fine. Question: Do i have to whate til im harmed to get compensated or can i still file a claim?
Posted by Billy Tillman
Please I need info on Lawsuit. Was on Metformin for several years. Had bad problems with diarrhea , had to have bypass surgery, six bypass surgery. Recently had really life threatening gallbladder and gall stone removed. Have been told I have Kidney problems.Thanks
Posted by Ralph Clyburn
I've been taken metformin for the last 25 years, Doctors contacted me about stopping using metformin. because my kidney function was down to 37%. I talked to my doctor about using something else, but since the metformin was working she said keep taking it. I need advice on this. I trusted my Doctor now I might not recover my kidneys from this. Need advice on this
Posted by Lorenia Fish
I was on Merformin for 21 years last year I was told I have kidney failure and liver problems because of it. When my specialist found out I was on it they said it caused it. Is there anyway the drug companies can be made to pay for what they are causing me. HElp!!!
Posted by SGT. MAJOR EARLY GRAHAM
I BEEN TAKEING METFORMIN FOR 15 YRS I HAS A LOT ARE PROBLEM LET ME KNOW OF A LAWSUITE
Posted by Ines
Any safe diabetic medication that has low side effects?, I have acute pancreatitis and type 2 diabetic, I have ovarian cyst, liver hemangomia cyst. Please advise me what medication is safer for my type 2 diabetic. Thank you
Posted by john w maddux
I am on Metformin and this drug is chemotherapy for diabetics Take your chances without it before its to late
Posted by Brenda Hill
I have been on melformin for about 14 years and I am stage 3 kideny I have been told melformin does not mess with your kidney but I do not belive it these doctor do not look at the side effect that in the medice and they don't listen to you I am a diabetes stage 2 but melformin give me the rum I'm always in the bath room bUT the dotor still tell me to keep taking it I think I am going to wing myself off it I did it befor and my body felt so good I wasn't in the bath room running off so much
Posted by Terria Lee
In 2008 we lost our mother she had been on all types of medication for diabetes, metformin, actos, just to name a few. I just want to say that I a agree with the people that metformin is no good for anyone after being on Metformin my mother stopped walking her muscles were week, she was admitted into the hospital they amputated one of her legs after that put her on dialysis and she had a slight heart attack. After that we lost her, you never know the side effects of these medicines until it's too late.
Posted by Michelle Riley
My mom was on metformin for years. She had was diganosed pancreatitis and before her de ath her stomach lining with bleeding due to that metformin. Is all that's side effect of the drug.
Posted by B. Moyer
I was diagnosed with Type 2 in 2015. Metformin was prescribed. I immediately started having painful diarrhea, 5-6 times a day. I also have memory problems, brain fog that never goes away, terrible headaches, intermittent heaviness in chest, joint and muscle pain, extreme fatigue always, and have just lost the will to enjoy my life. I never feel good anymore. I travel only when I have to because of the urgent painful bowel movements. I have to wear "Depends" now in case I cant make it to restroom in time. I was lively and happy before this 2000 mg of metformin destroyed my body from the inside. My doctor blames everything on my weight, and that too has changed. I have gained weight, my body shape has changed(abdomen looks bloated,swollen)I dont understand how I can gain weight when every bite I eat goes right through me! I dare not eat in restaurants anymore,I have to be ready for a mad dash to restroom within 15-30 minutes of a meal. And it is so painful, often I cry. I am considering weaning myself off this medication, and just take my chances on living without treatment. I would rather have a better quality of life, even if it is shortened. As it is, I need to sleep or rest at least 10-12 hours so I have a couple of hours of energy to do any housework...and this is no way to live. Oh, and my hair is falling out like crazy, eye sight is blurred often. I am a human wreck.
Posted by Susan Worley
I've been on Metformin for about 12 years.I now have chronic stage 3 kidney disease, constantly have brain fog, heart disease and constant diarrhea. I am exhausted all the time. I believe it's due to the 2000mg off metformin I have been advised to take everyday.l
Posted by JOHANNE CALHOUN
MY HUSBAND HAD TAKEN METFORMIN FOR YEARS,HE DIED IN DEC. 2015 FROM PANCREATIC CANCER,COULD THE TWO BE LINKED. THANK-YOU
Posted by Dorothy Hall
My boyfriend is on metformin. He has had a light heart atact and a light stroke. He has knots coming up all over his body. What can he do
Posted by angela m. edwards
i was taking some medication i was unaware that had kidney prombles.
Posted by Sherril Artis
I have been on metformin since 1998. In 2012 I started losing weight, breathing was an issues, i was beyond fatigue. I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis in about July 2013. the breathing got better on prednisone but fatigue, forgetfulness, muscle aches and pains continued. I went to the emergency room on 06/10/2017. I was diagnosed with high serum lactate which is one of the more serious side effects of taking metformin for an extended period of time. I am metting with my doctor on Friday.
Posted by JERALD HOOPER
i been using Metformin for many years and now I have difficult walking
Posted by Stacy Watson
I'miss on lisinopril,Metaformin and glipizipe. Was told my protein levels in my urine are high and was still put on lisinopril and Metaformin. And my blood sugars have gotten worse with the metaformin. So I'm concerned about my health now because of the lawsuitsame and doctors still prescribing the medications.
Posted by Naomi Jahn
My mother recently died from kidney failure. I believe that is was due to metformin. Is there any help out there to finding out. She went to the er and the second trip to the er they found the kidney failure. I believe her primary doctor gave her the metformin which she never really needed anyway that is another story. However, Between two medications metformin and another two hospital doctors gave each other a strange look and then tested her kidneys and found out that she had kidney failure. Is there a current lawsuit against the makers of metformin?????
Posted by James O'Brien
I have been on Metformin for many years. My Dr. took me off of it with no explanation. He referred me to a kidney specialist and found out my kidney are only working at 40 percent. I feel I have been wronged by using metformin. Any Lawsuits?
Posted by Angie L Greene
May 4th 2016 i was put on metformin for my type 2 Diabetes. Within in the 1st month i would have to drink water from the time i woke up until i was ready or bed, i spent many days crying from my kidneys hurting so bad. I wouldn't et much much sleep due to my kidneys hurting while i was sleeping. Both my feet would electrocute me the moment they touched the ground. Both my legs have alot of swelling jus the right leg swelled alot worse and neither leg has went down from the swelling in my legs has caused my hips to get rock hard tissue under my skin. My vision we almost completely gone to the point i now where glasses. My entire body is fatigued and it has mad it hard to sleep.
Posted by Sarah L Legg
I started Metformin in 2016. In the past 3 to 4 months, I have been getting dizzy and have become off balance, along with some hair loss. I was to the point I stayed in bed all day long, didn't want to do anything or go anywhere. Then I started paying attention to the commercials about how doctors are no longer prescribing Metformin due to the side effects of this drug. I gradually cut back from 2 a day to just one at night, then I completely stopped this medication. I began to feel better, got up on morning and shampooed my carpets, cleaned off my porch, cleaned up my yard. First time I felt like doing anything since I began this drug.
Posted by Pauline Moilanen
I have been on met for min for over 15 years for my type 2 diabetes...recent visit to my doctor for routine check and drug refills I had my routine blood work done...Two days after my visit my doctors nurse called and said I was showing signs of kidney failure through my blood work...they referred me to a kidney specialist and they said to immediately discontinue metformin...I am curious to find out if there are any class action law suits out there...and what the results are...I now have to live with kidney disease for the rest of my life...
Posted by Nina
My husband was on Metformin for 10 years being told he was PRE diabetic. Has had high blood pressure issues and it got so bad he ended up in the ER a few years ago. There after an MRI they found numerous cancerous tumors on both kidneys and suddenly took him off Metformin and told him he was not diabetic. Cancer has not come back it's been over 2 years but he went from stage 3 to stage 4 kidney disease to end stage kidney failure in a year's time so quickly. He almost died. They did emergency dialysis and now he is on dialysis until he can get on a transplant list. He is only 49 and this all started with high blood pressure. Any lawsuits for Metformin let us know as we believe that causes the renal cell carcinoma and now kidney failure.
Posted by Gardner
I just started taking Metformin. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. But all my readings are normal. So I don't beleive the diagnoses. But after starting the meformin my numbers have increased. I am scared that I shouldn't be on this drug. Please let me know if I should stop.
Posted by Crystale Jones
I was on metformine and onglyza and now I have CHF
Posted by Helen Slaughter
My husband was 53yrs old when he had his first stoke he was driving when it happen. Six months later he was rush to the hospital (UCI) because his potassium levels we're very high they were 10.5 when doctor said no one has that they know has never lived past 8 levels. They did emergency dialysis on him in order to flush the potassium levels down. He is or has taken every diabetic medication that is known to man, as follows, Lantus, 70/30 R, Kiwi pin injection , Metformin, Lisopril, Prozac, Asprin 350mg,ect..... Now he has kidney disease, seizures, ketoacidosis, mental depression, talk delusional, headache, lost balance
As his wife it's hurts for me to see him asking me what happen to him and why can't his words come out the way he thinking.
Legal help PLEASE.
Posted by christine brennan
I'm on both metformin and Lisinopril how would I no if I qualify for a law suit I'm in and out of the hospital with pain and high blood sugar pls let me no what I need to do thank you
Posted by Ste
First i'll say hi to everyone. I was on metformin witch made me go toilet alot. Discharging clotts of blood. Now i'm waiting for operation on my stamach as its prolapsed due to metformin. I'm now scared to go out of house cause of mental issues bout needing toilet. So if anyone knows if theres a case to sue let me know please
Posted by BREE hickerson
I've been taking Metformin and glizerpride and Victoza! For a numerous amount of years! I was recently diagnosed with Kidney Problems! So now I will have to go thru all the stages because of a diabetic drug we believed would heal us but in the end it made my help much worse! Please let me know what these Billion dollar company's plan to do about it! Please send me info when it's available!
Posted by Denise Daniel
My husband has been on Metformin for a few years now and was on it prior to developing CHF due to Type 2 diabetes. He also had kidney issues while on this drug although at the time we did not determine that. Just this week he was hospitalized due to this drug side effects. Lactic Acidosis, lactic acid levels were very high. They discontinued the drug now having to get more labs and follow ups with his MD and kidney doctor due to this happening.
Posted by Marian Lee
My husband took Metformin for 5 years for his type 2 diabetes. He died of kidney failure in 2015. If there's a class action lawsuit, I want to be included.
Posted by Naty V.Horejs
I been taking Metformen since 203.when l was Diagnosed o type 2 diabetes after l took the medicine.l don't what happened. I start having depression.and l was given a medicine. Avendia.and Metformen.the avendia.l end up having a Doble bypass.that been settled.and l still taking metformin.my depression is getting bad.l almost kill myself so many time.my husband still alive at that time.and wacth me 24 to 7 he work.3 days a week to be with me.l almost burnd our house down. Becouse lm in a lala land my husband hide all the knife.he is afraid that l might just stub my self.one day he told me that he come home our bedroom is luck and he open. And see me laying doun in the bed holding a big sharp knife. And my anxiety attack is getting bad l can't go to sleep. Im always in the bad mood. And l went to my doctor give me a anxiety attack medicine klonoPin.2 times a day and if l forget to take it l have anxiety attack. So l try not to forget l have to take it evryday for so many many years. and my anxiety attack still going on so does my Depression. I get scared easily. Just for a little thing.l have to beg my youngest daughter and her husband to live with me.and even if l take my klanopin. I still shake.im tired all the time.my daughter have to make sure that lm not going to hurt my self.lm her full time job.headache evryday. Light headed evry day.l still dont sleep at night. I sleep in day. and that's not good becouse l have grandchildren's that l want to visit.l have heart beat that.always going haywire.and chest pain.thst my heart doctor told me to increase. My blood presure medicine.l just want to know if someone can help me please lm 68.years old woman and a widow.of Navy veteran.and lm getting so tired hahing depression and anxiety attack evryday. Please let me know if some can help me thank you for your time. Naty Horejs.
Posted by Randi Nara
I have been on metformin for years and I am now in stage 4 kidney failure. How can I find help. Patients must be warned of this complication.. Please help
Posted by Shondrea Yvette Boyland
I was on metfo8 4 yes had my gallbladder removed and had pancreas problems I almost died can anyone help me if u know about a class action suit that's going on please
Posted by Shondrea Yvette Boyland
I was on metfo8 4 yes had my gallbladder removed and had pancreas problems I almost died can anyone help me if u know about a class action suit that's going on please
Posted by Dominique Moore
Since 2003 I have had to take lots of medicine to help control my sugar and I still have bad issues from them. I have taken Glucophage, Glucotrol, and insulin mostly.
Posted by Karen Rice
I've been on glyburide for years, but it wasn't controlling my sugar, so I was placed on Glyburide with metformin and I'm feeling sick all the time, weak, bad taste in my mouth, just over all tiedness and I wasn't feeling that before. I also had to go to see a heart MD, because my pulse is always racing and it wasn't before and I know it's the Metformin. I'm now on bet-blockers PRN to control my increase heart rate. My MD took me off metformin for a while, but recently placed me back on them and that feeling is coming back. I need to find a better med to be on, or I prefer insulin. The metformin makes me feel as though I don't want to do anything. Takes away my strength during the day. I'm always tied. I believe this stuff is screwing up my heart, as well as my kidneys.
Posted by tlee
Was on high dose of Metformin for fertility issues/PCOS. The Metformin put me in the hospital with kidney failure and acidosis. They immediately too me off the Metformin. That was in 2011. It is now 2017 and I am now stage 3 kidney failure and I still battle acidosis. Had a biopsy performed on my kidney and have kidney injury similar to a diabetic, however I have NEVER suffered from diabetes. I am only 44 years old and know that this medication damaged my body.
Posted by Carlos Nievas
Metformin and Glyburide were the 2 meds prescribed to me for over 15 years. # years age I had kidney failure and now Im on Dyalisis.
I justv found out that in the States there is a law siut against Metformin. Im wondering if that was the cause of my kidney failure.
Posted by Marcelino Lescano
I was taken glipizide and Metformin for several years for my diabetes type 2 and i notice two years age that i was having problem with anxiety and was prescribe escitalopram and take this medication for little more then 2 years. Anxiety cameback worst 3 months ago no doctors faund my real problem they said i was ok physicaly but i feel bad with dizziness 24/7. One day a decited to stop all my medication and anxiety stop not 100% but start to feel better, then may doctor ask me to start taken medication for diabetes slowly so i start with Glipizide and the same day Anxiety start again so he ask me to stop that medication and take metformin this medication do not lid me to anxiety but produce a pain to my kidneys. i never was sick for a real anxiety Glipizide give mi this problem what should i do can i start a class action agains company that make Glipizide because this medication leave on me just little discomfort whit the anxiety sometimes but i feel that i never should have been take a medicine for this problem
Posted by charles williams
I was on metformin for several years ,in 2013 went to the er to fine out that I have stage 5 kidney disease and found out I have heart disease ,all from METFORMIN .I am on dialisis now 7 days a week 8 hours a day ,I do my treatment at home , I went to the doctor every three months now I go to the
doctor 3-4 times a week .I had to stop working last year I went from making a good living to just getting by .
What I need to know is there a lawsuit out.
Please help if you can .
Posted by Robert Smith
I was on metformin since 2003 my doctor kept increasing my dosage and ended up putting me on Lantus also. In the end I was on 2000mg of metformin a day and 20 units of Lantus. I switched doctors last year after being hospitalized the end of July 2015. My new doctor did the normal blood work and the next day called and told me to stop the metformin immediately. When I went in for my blood work followup I found out I had moderate stage 3 kidney disease which he told me was caused from taking the metformin for so many years. If there is any type of lawsuit or anything you know might help me please email me. Thank you.
Posted by gaynell thompson
I have always been on Glucophage, Glucotrol, and insulin
and now that I have started taking several other types of medicines do to various types of problems I want to make sure they are not related to these 3 medications.
Posted by Bonnie Chick
My husband took Metformin for many years at 2000 mg a day. His blood sugar was always out of control. In February 2015 he was diagnosed with stage 4 renal failure and was in the hospital for 7 months out the 12. His last stay was two months, I took him in for chest pain and his kidneys failed while in the ICU. They did emergency surgery right in his room to install a temp catheter so they could start dialysis. His liver was failing, he has CHF, thyroid troubles, gout, high blood pressure, a pacemaker/defibrillator, which he is totally dependent on now and type 2 diabetes.. He goes to dialysis 3 days a week, at 4.5 hours each time. He has passed the one year date of his kidney failure. His urine output was nil, but he now produces urine, the kidneys do not filter it. Is there a lawsuit that is being filed for the metformin and the damages that have been done to him. He now takes 5mg of a diabetic drug called Tradjenta and units of Lantus injection, but only when he needs it. His blood sugar is under better control now with the Tradjenta and the Lantus. It is just now there are all of these other health issues that can end his life just as quick as the kidney failure can do. I know of two other people that are having health issues after taking Metformin. When I receive the information that I will get from you I will let them know also. Thank you so much for your help on this issue.
Posted by Taronda Hayes
I hAve been taking byduron for three months and have experienced many side effects that I was not aware of. I now have a tumor that can turn to an invasive cancer
Posted by Joan Agosto-Elwin
I used Actos, Victoza and metformin and have been hospitalized numerose times for kidney failure, been diabetic for over 15yrs and im affraid to end up in dialisis.I need a lawyer.
Posted by John Mackrell
Developed a lactic acidosis and h pylori while on Metaforim . I was told I had diabetes and was on 2000mg of metaforim. Come to find out ii don't have diabetes
Posted by James evans
I have taken actos and metformin and now have end stage renal failure.
Posted by Laura I was on metformin for several months when i became ill
I hope you can help me.
Posted by gabby
My mother has been taking metformin for like about three years now and her kidney hurts alot on her right side for some time.
Posted by Sharon Kelley
My father had been on metformin for several years. In 2008, he became ill and was taken to the hospital. He was there for almost a month and succumbed to lactic acidosis, which the nephrology doctor had diagnosed as soon as he examined him and read his chart from prior admission. We would like to know if there is anything pertaining to a lawsuit for metformin lactic acidosis. It bothers me that these high-classed diabetes drugs qualify and metformin is questionable. Thanks!
Posted by Alberto Rodriguez
I was on metformin for several years and while on metformin I had pancreatitis problem and was hospitalized for 2 weeks. I also suffered a heart attack thank god I came thru in great condition and I suffered kidney pain witch doctors said were kidney stones but no stones ever came out. Could all these problems have been caused by metformin because I was never told of these side affects.
Posted by Tom Geisler
My mother in the in the ICU at the local hospital and is not expected to make it another 24 hours. She has been on Metformin for several years for her diabetes and her Kidneys began failing about a year ago. They are in complete failure today. She started dialysis in February but did not do well. She needs treatment for other health issues but because of her Kidney failure they can not treat the other conditions. I am a upset by her unnecessary early death but not sure what to do if anything.
Posted by Teresa Ann Lewis
I have been taking metformin since 2000. My kidney hurts on my right side some time a lot.
Posted by Shirlee Harris
My sister was taking drugs listed above and died of heart and renal failure from complications.
Send me any data to file a lawsuit on her behalf.
Posted by robert Moore
My husband was on metformin for years last year he was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney failure and congestive heart disease..no testing or we would have known his renal function
Posted by lue williams
I have been diagnosis with kidney failure after taking the listed medications. diabetic ketoacidosis in otherwise healthy patients. Adverse event reports and clinical trial data also show that Invokana is linked with cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure. Invokana works by causing blood sugar to leave the body through urine and is the most popular medication in a class of Type 2 diabetes drugs called SGLT2 inhibitors, according to drugwatch.com. The FDA urges patients with any early warning symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, confusion, abdominal pain and unusual fatigue or sleepiness, to seek medical attention immediately.
Januvia (sitagliptin) (Januvia (sitagliptin) and Janumet (sitagliptin/metformin) are the first in a new class of oral diabetes medications, called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors.) Associated risks: acute pancreatitis, hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer. A recent heart safety study June 2015 ruled out any association with Januvia and cardiovascular problems. The study also looked at other Januvia side effects and found that Januvia pancreatitis has some risk.