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INTRODUCTION TO SAXENDA
Saxenda, also known as liraglutide, is a weight loss medication belonging to the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist class. It was initially approved by the FDA in 2010 under the brand name Victoza for managing type 2 diabetes. However, following clinical trials, Saxenda gained FDA approval in 2017 as a weight loss drug for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, or a BMI of 27 and higher accompanied by a metabolic health condition. It is important to note that Saxenda is not intended for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
In this comprehensive and authoritative article, we will examine in detail the link between Saxenda and gastroparesis.
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF SAXENDA
Like any medication, Saxenda can cause side effects. The most frequently reported Saxenda side effects include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, stomach problems, difficulty sleeping, gallstones, injection site reactions, low blood sugar, and increased pancreatic enzymes.
SERIOUS SAXENDA STOMACH SIDE EFFECTS
While most Saxenda side effects are mild and temporary, there are some serious stomach-related complications associated with the medication. Specifically, Saxenda stomach paralysis (Gastroparesis), which we examine in detail below.
THE LINK BETWEEN SAXENDA AND GASTROPARESIS
Gastroparesis is a condition that affects the normal movement of the muscles in the stomach, causing delayed emptying of the stomach's contents. It can lead to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, bloating, and abdominal pain. While there are various factors that can contribute to the development of gastroparesis, recent studies have suggested a potential link between the use of Saxenda and gastroparesis and there has been an increase in the number of reports of individuals who developed gastroparesis after taking Saxenda.
While previous studies found a link between diabetics who take Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists and an increased risk of gastrointestinal side effects, another study examined the risks of people taking GLP-1 agonists strictly for weight loss such as Saxenda. The study included 613 patients taking Wegovy, Ozempic and Rybelsus and 4,144 taking Saxenda and compared them to 654 patients on bupropion-naltrexone (Contrave), a popular weight loss medication that is not a GLP-1 drug. The study also found that 11 of the patients on semaglutide and 372 patients on liraglutide faced gastrointestinal problems, compared to only 22 patients on bupropion-naltrexone.
The study found that, compared to patients on Contrave, patients taking the two GLP-1 agonists, including Saxenda, had a 9.09 times greater risk of pancreatitis, 4.22 times greater risk of bowel obstruction, and a 3.67 times greater risk of gastroparesis, or stomach paralysis.
Moreover, CNN recently reported that at least two people taking drugs in the same class as Saxenda, one taking Ozempic and the other taking Wegovy, have experienced more than just minor stomach issues; these individuals have been diagnosed with gastroparesis, or "paralyzed stomachs." In addition, Dr. Andrew Boxer, a gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey, is among a number of gastroenterologists who said he is seeing an increased number of patients coming into his practice complaining of side effects from these types of drugs. In an article in Healthline, Dr. Boxer continued stating that "I was seeing a tremendous amount of people coming in just with nausea, vomiting, and feelings of fullness, early satiety, just not feeling well … Universally these patients were on GLP-1’s."
Moreover, doctors have stated additional similar cases are coming to light as the popularity of these drugs has soared. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said it has received reports through its adverse events tracking system of people on the drugs experiencing stomach paralysis that sometimes has not resolved by the time it is reported.
Additionally, the American Society of Anesthesiologists warned that patients should stop GLP-1 agonists a week before surgery due to the increased risk that individuals will regurgitate food during surgery, even if they have fasted as directed. If someone vomits under anesthesia it can sometimes cause food and acid in the stomach to make their way into the lungs, possibly causing pneumonia and other similar problems after an operation.
Dr. Shilpa Mehra Dang, a gastroenterologist at Medical Offices of Manhattan, stated: "It is very important for doctors and nurses to keep an eye on patients who are taking GLP-1 receptor agonist drugs for any signs of stomach problems, such as sickness, vomiting, bloating, and feeling full before they should. These are all symptoms of gastroparesis."
The exact mechanism by which Saxenda may contribute to the development of gastroparesis is not yet fully understood. However, it is thought that the medication may affect the nerves and muscles in the stomach, leading to a disruption in gastric motility. This can result in the delayed emptying of food from the stomach, causing the symptoms associated with gastroparesis.
It normally takes around six to eight hours for food to pass from the stomach to the small intestine. With gastroparesis, however. the digestion process is extended with the amount of extension differing from person to person. One study which was published in the Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology observed how liraglutide affected digestion. The participants in the study took either liraglutide or a placebo for five weeks and then ate a meal containing a radioactive tracer which allowed researchers to see how long the food stayed in their stomachs.
For the individuals taking liraglutide, it took 70 minutes for half their food to leave their stomachs. In contrast, it took only four minutes in the control group, an extreme diversity in the slow-down in digestion. Additionally, for some participants taking liraglutide, it took up to two hours and 30 minutes for half the meal to leave their stomachs.
It is important to note that not all individuals who take Saxenda will develop gastroparesis. The link between Saxenda and gastroparesis is still being studied, and further research is needed to determine the extent of this association. Additionally, there may be other factors at play that contribute to the development of gastroparesis in individuals who have taken Saxenda such as diabetes mellitus, Parkinson’s disease, following surgery, or with some medications.
Notwithstanding, it cannot be seriously debated that there has been a steady increase in the number of individuals who took Saxenda or drugs in the same class and developed gastroparesis. Jaclyn Bjorklund, had been prescribed Ozempic for management of type 2 diabetes for more than a year before she was switched to Mounjaro. Bjorklund claims that her use of both Ozempic and Mounjaro resulted in severe gastrointestinal events, including “severe vomiting, stomach pain, gastrointestinal burning, being hospitalized for stomach issues on several occasions including visits to the emergency room, [and] teeth falling out due to excessive vomiting, requiring additional medications to alleviate her excessive vomiting and throwing up whole food hours after eating.”
It is the increase in reported events like this that continues to rise in number that causes concern about the link between Saxenda and gastroparesis. In fact, a steady increase has been reported in the number of individuals having to be rushed to the emergency room and then for extended hospital stays because they took Saxenda or similar drugs in the same class and developed gastroparesis.
If you developed gastroparesis after taking Saxenda, it is crucial to consult with your healthcare provider. They can evaluate your symptoms, conduct necessary tests, and provide appropriate treatment options. It may be necessary to adjust your medication regimen or explore alternative treatments for managing weight loss.
REPORTING SAXENDA SIDE EFFECTS
If you have suffered from Saxenda stomach side effects or any other Saxenda side effects, it is crucial to seek medical attention immediately. Additionally, you should consider reporting your side effects to the FDA through the MedWatch Voluntary Reporting Form or by calling 1-800-332-1088. Reporting your Saxenda side effects can contribute to a better understanding of the risks associated with Saxenda
ELIGIBILITY FOR A SAXENDA LAWSUIT AND THE ROLE OF A SAXENDA LAWYER IN NASHVILLE
If you developed gastroparesis after taking Saxenda or have experienced orher serious Saxenda side effects, you may be eligible for a Saxenda lawsuit and pursue compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages. To determine your eligibility and understand the legal options available to you, it is advisable to consult a reputable Saxenda lawyer in Nashville. A skilled Saxenda lawyer can evaluate your case, gather evidence, and guide you through the legal process.
One name that immediately pops up is nationally known and widely respected Nashville lawyer Timothy L. Miles, who has valuable experience and has received numerous awards, mostly due to his high ethical standards, and hard work ethic, including most recently being named a Top 25 Class action lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and has maintained an AV rating from Martindale-Hubble since 2014, was named a 2023 Top Rated Litigator and 2023 Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubble and ALM, and was recently named a 2023 Elite Lawyer of the South by Martindale-Hubble for the fifth year in a row, and was a recipient of Avvo Client's Choice Award in 2021, in 2022 was featured in the Top 100 Lawyers Magazine and received the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019-2021).
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COMPENSATION IN A SAXENDA LAWSUIT
If your Saxenda lawsuit is successful, you may be entitled to compensatory damages. These damages can include compensation for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, and a reduction in your ability to earn an income. In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish the defendant for their actions.
CONTACT NASHVILLE SAXENDA LAWYER TIMOTHY L. MILES TODAY TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A SAXENDA LAWSUIT IF YOU SUFFERED SAXENDA SIDE EFFECTS
Contact Nashville Saxenda Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today if you suffered Saxenda stomach paralysis, Saxenda gastrointestinal side effects, Saxenda stomach side effects, or other Saxenda side effects. You may be eligible for a Saxenda lawsuit and possibly be entitled to substantial compensation.
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Nashville attorney Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized shareholder rights attorney raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Miles has dedicated his career to representing shareholders, employees, and consumers in complex class-action litigation. Whether serving as lead, co-lead, or liaison counsel, Mr. Miles has helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars for defrauded investors, shaped precedent-setting decisions, and delivered real corporate governance reforms. Judges and peers have repeatedly recognized Mr. Milesâ€™ relentless advocacy for the underdog, as well as his unbendable ethical standards. Mr. Miles was recently selected by Martindale-HubbellÂ® and ALM as a 2022 Top Ranked Lawyer, 2022 Top Rated Litigator. and a 2022 Elite Lawyer of the South. Mr. Miles also maintains the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-HubbellÂ®, their highest rating for both legal ability and ethics. Mr. Miles is a member of the prestigious Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association,â€‹Class Action: Class Action: Top National Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association (2023), a superb rated attorney by Avvo, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019) and recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019); a Top Rated Litigator by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM (2019-2022); America's Most Honored Lawyers 2020; Top 1% by America's Most Honored (2020-2022). Mr. Miles has published over sixty articles on various issues of the law, including class actions, whistleblower cases, products liability, civil procedure, derivative actions, corporate takeover litigation, corporate formation, mass torts, dangerous drugs, and more. Please visit our website or call for free anytime.
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