Eli Lilly Novo Nordisk Class Action Lawyers (Trulicity, Ozempic, Mounjaro)
Many personal injury law firms are investigating and pursuing legal action against the manufacturer of Trulicity, Ozempic, Mounjaro and other similar drugs. Both Novo Nordisk the maker of Ozempic and Ely Lily the maker of Mounjaro and Trulicity have been sued. As more and more people used the drug to treat their diabetes, an increasing number of patients reported gastrointestinal symptoms and even gastroparesis. Novo Nordisk maintains that gastrointestinal (GI) events are a well-known side effect. They are mild to moderate in severity and of short duration. The gastric condition as well as nausea and vomiting are listed side effects. These medications are both FDA diabetes approved medications.
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Types of Medications Involved in the Eli Lilly Novo Nordisk Class Action
Trulicity is a brand name for the drug dulaglutide used to treat type 2 diabetes. Eliy Lilly, a global pharmaceutical company manufactures the drug. The drug was approved in 2014 and works by lowering blood sugar which reduces the onset of diabetes.
Ozempic is drug known generically as semaglutide. The drug was approved by the FDA in 2017 for use treating type 2 diabetes. The drug is a weekly injection that helps patients lower blood sugar by helping the pancreas make insulin.
Mounjaro (tirzepatide) is an injectable drug manufactured by Eli Lilly that is used to treat diabetes in certain cases when used with exercise in diet. Mounjaro was approved by the FDA in 2022. The drug is within the class of medicines that activates the GLP-1 and GIP receptors (hormones involved in blood sugar control) and can lead to improved blood sugar control.
Gasteoparesis and Gastrointestinal Injuries After Using Trulicity, Mounjaro or Ozempic
Gastroparesis is a condition that affects the stomach’s ability to do its job properly. Gastroparesis can cause issues with digestion and typically happens when the muscles in your stomach slow down or don’t work correctly, causing delays in the digestion process. When the stomach cannot empty properly, there can be delayed digestion and a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and bloating. The treatment of gastroparesis typically involves dietary changes, lifestyle modifications, medications to control symptoms (such as antiemetics and prokinetic agents), and, in some cases, more invasive treatments like gastric electrical stimulation or surgery.
What Should I Do if I Took Trulicity, Mounjaro or Ozempic and Have Stomach Problems?
If you were prescribed Trulicity, Mounjaro, or Ozempic and are now experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms or have been diagnosed with gastroparesis, you should contact a doctor immediately for an evaluation. It is important to follow up with your doctor who prescribed the drug and a doctor specializing in gastrointestinal issues. You should also contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options in joining a lawsuit against the manufacturers of these products.
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