Work with our Pensacola, FL injury attorneys to file a Rybelsus lawsuit. If you have suffered medical complications after taking Rybelsus, you may have a claim. Contact us at 850-444-0000 for a free consultation and start your case.
Lawyers for Rybelsus Lawsuits
Our lawyers are accepting new cases representing people harmed by taking Rybelsus. There may be serious risks associated with the drug, and manufacturers may not have made consumers sufficiently aware of these dangers. See if you have a case and what you may receive in compensation. Call 850-444-0000 or message us for a complimentary consultation.
Have you taken Rybelsus? You should know:
- There is growing evidence that taking Rybelsus increases the risk of serious medical complications.
- People who have suffered these complications from taking Rybelsus may receive financial compensation.
- New claims are starting now. It’s not too late to start your case.
- We are attorneys for Rybelsus claims.
- Free consultations are available. Learn more about our law firm and how we can assist you.
Meet our attorneys at Stevenson Klotz and begin your Rybelsus lawsuit today. Contact us now.
What Is Rybelsus?
Rybelsus is a prescription medication. It is a semaglutide, mimicking a hormone in the body. The medication regulates blood sugar and may control appetite. Although originally intended to treat type 2 diabetes patients, the drug is widely used for weight loss.
Are Ozempic and Rybelsus the same?
Ozempic and Rybelsus are both semaglutide medications. However, Ozempic is delivered by injection, while Rybelsus is a pill.
How does Rybelsus work?
Rybelsus is a GLP-1 RA medication (glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist). It works by mimicking the GLP-1 hormone that occurs naturally in the body.
When you eat, your body produces insulin. Insulin regulates your blood sugar. Taking a GLP-1 RA medication can help the body produce more insulin. It may also slow the emptying of the stomach, making you feel full for a longer period. Rybelsus may decrease sugar production from the liver.
In addition, the drug may send signals to the brain to regulate appetite. Appetite regulation may lead to decreased calorie consumption and weight loss. Losing weight may, in turn, may reduce risk of serious health complications like heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes and all causes of death.
Who Manufactures Rybelsus?
Rybelsus is manufactured by Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk. The FDA approved the drug as a daily pill in 2019. The drug is available in 7 and 14 mg tablets.
What Medical Conditions Are Linked to Rybelsus?
Users of Rybelsus may be at elevated risk for serious medical conditions. Conditions that may be linked to Rybelsus include:
Gastroparesis, stomach paralysis
Gastroparesis occurs when spontaneous stomach muscle contractions don’t happen correctly. The stomach relies on these contractions to expel food into the intestines. When a person has gastroparesis, contractions of the stomach muscles are impaired. Having food sit in the stomach too long can cause pain and intestinal blockage.
Thyroid tumors, cancer
The Rybelsus medication guide reports that Rybelsus may cause possible thyroid tumors, including cancer. The instructions state that a person should not use the medication if they have had medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It may be caused by gallstones. The pancreas is part of the digestive system, producing enzymes and hormones used to break down food. In addition, it produces hormones for blood sugar regulation. Pancreatitis may cause severe pain and may stop the pancreas from functioning normally.
Bowel obstruction occurs when food or water can’t pass through the intestines. Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting may occur. A bowel obstruction can be life-threatening.
Filippatos, et. all., Adverse Effects of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists, Rev Diabet Stud. (2014) (reporting gastrointestinal disorders as adverse effects during clinical trials for GLP-1 receptor agonist medications).
Sodhi, et. all., Risk of Gastrointestinal Adverse Events Associated With Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists for Weight Loss (2023) (reporting increased risk of pancreatitis, bowel obstruction and gastroparesis for GLP-1 agonist users as compared to those using bupropion-naltrexone).
The manufacturer of Rybelsus reports that the medicine may cause the following side effects:
- Pancreatitis, inflammation of the pancreas
- Vision changes
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- Kidney failure
- Allergic reactions
- Gallbladder problems
- Nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting
- Decreased appetite
Does Rybelsus Cause Stomach Paralysis?
Some researchers say that Rebelsus may contribute to gastroparesis, or stomach paralysis. They say that studies show, when used for weight loss, the drug may increase the risk of serious adverse events including stomach paralysis.
How is gastroparesis diagnosed?
Doctors may review smptoms and conduct tests like endoscopy and imaging to diagnose gastroparesis.
They may perform scintigraphy or breath testing to measure stomach emptying.
How is gastroparesis treated?
- Dietary changes
- Blood glucose control, including controlling hyperglycemia
- Medication (but interactions with other medications should be considered)
- Venting of the stomach to relieve pressure, decompressive gastronomy
- Electrical stimulation, gastric pacing
- Natural therapies including herbs
About the Rybelsus Lawsuits
With growing evidence that GLP-1 receptor agonist drugs, like Rybelsus, may cause serious health problems, our attorneys are preparing lawsuits seeking compensation on behalf of victims. Claims have already started for people who suffered ill effects of taking GLP-1 receptor agonist drugs.
Do you have a case for Rybelsus compensation?
You may have a case for Rybelsus compensation if you took the medication for weight loss and suffered serious side effects. The case may be based on the manufacturer failing to warn you that serious medical complications were a possibility. To learn if you may have a case for Rybelsus compensation, we invite you to contact our law firm for a personalized consultation.
Is there a Rybelsus class action lawsuit?
As of this writing, there is no Rybelsus class action lawsuit in the United States. However, with the drug widely prescribed for weight loss, our lawyers are preparing cases to file. We invite you to contact us to learn how you can be a part of a claim.
What is the basis for a Rybelsus lawsuit?
Consumers may have taken Rybelsus unaware that they were placing themselves at risk for serious medical conditions. Pharmaceutical manufacturers have a legal duty to give people the information that they need to determine whether they should take a particular drug. When a person suffers harm because of a defective product, the pharmaceutical company may be responsible for paying financial compensation.
Free Consultations for Filing a Rybelsus Lawsuit
It’s not too late to join a Rybelsus lawsuit! If you are a victim, we want to help you. Contact us to see if you qualify and start your case today.
The attorneys at Stevenson Klotz are offering free consultations to anyone who has taken the drug. Get answers to your questions, and learn how our law firm can help. We are full-service attorneys, and we are fully committed to representing the interests of victims in claims for compensation.
Talk to our diabetes drug lawsuit attorneys about a Rybelsus lawsuit today. We hold the pharmaceutical companies accountable. You can have our dedicated and experienced team of attorneys on your side. Call 850-444-0000 or message us now.
FAQs About the Drug Rybelsus
Is Rybelsus approved for weight loss?
Even though Rybelsus is widely used for weight loss, it’s only FDA-approved to treat type 2 diabetes.
Is there a Rybelsus lawsuit?
There are already lawsuits against the manufacturers of Rybelsus. Even though some plaintiffs have started claims, there is currently no pending class action lawsuit in the United States. Our lawyers are continuing to investigate individual claims and the potential for class action.
Does Rybelsus cause acid reflux?
Because Rybelsus may slow emptying of the stomach, taking the drug may cause acid reflux as stomach acid travels up the esophagus. Lying down may make the burning sensation worse.