There are a number of adverse health risks associated with Victoza that are not mentioned on the Victoza warning label.
Victoza Risks and Injuries
Researchers have linked Victoza to a number of dangerous and potentially life-threatening side effects. These side effects were not included on the original Victoza warning label and the public has now been made aware of these side effects by researchers and through drug safety communications.
Victoza Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer
Following a number of concerning reports linking Victoza to pancreatitis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted an investigation into Victoza’s health risks in 2013. The FDA found that pancreatitis was more likely to occur in patients using Victoza than in patients using any other type-2 diabetes medication. As a result, the FDA mandated a black box warning making consumers aware of Victoza’s increased risk of pancreatitis. Other research and studies have shown that this form of type-2 diabetic treatment may be linked to pancreatic cancer. In a recent clinical trial, 13 patients were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer while only 5 patients taking the placebo were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Victoza Thyroid Cancer
Following a number of concerning reports linking Victoza to thyroid cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated a black box warning for the drug, the strongest warning a drug can carry. Researchers found an increased risk of tumors — sometimes cancerous — developing in the thyroid glands of rats and mice.
If you are taking Victoza and have developed pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, or thyroid cancer, you should stop taking Victoza and talk to your doctor Right away. If you have experienced any pancreatic injuries, contact an experienced Victoza injury lawyer to discuss your legal options, including filing a Victoza lawsuit.
If you had previously taken Victoza and have developed pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis, you should contact an experienced Victoza lawyer right away.