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Amaryl Linked to Myocardial Infarction

More than 100 million U.S. adults live with diabetes. This means around 10% of the population has this illness. They depend on medications to keep them safe. However, many drugs are anything but. Now, researchers have linked the popular Type 2 diabetes medication, Amaryl to myocardial infarction along with other cardiovascular events.


About Amaryl


Amaryl (sulfonylurea) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Insulin or other diabetes medicines are sometimes used in combination with Amaryl if needed.  Usually, this type of medication should be a second-line treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes.


Amaryl Myocardial Infarction Link

A study by BMJ showed a link between Amaryl and myocardial infarction. During the randomized controlled trial, researchers used medical records for over 14 million people registered at over 680 general practices. The study noted all medications used along with lifestyle variables. These include smoking and alcohol use.

Researchers noted a baseline of individuals using metformin in monotherapy for type 2 diabetes between April 1998 and March 2013. The study also showed that those who switched from metformin to Amaryl or other sulfonylurea drugs were more likely to experience myocardial infarction, ischaemic stroke,  hypoglycaemia, and cardiovascular death. These risks jumped almost 10% as compared to those just using metformin medications.


History of Cardiovascular Trouble

This isn’t the first time researchers have linked Amaryl to myocardial infarction. In 2009, BMJ published another study comparing metformin and Amaryl. They also found that sulfonylureas medications brought an 18% higher risk of developing congestive heart failure. Through a mean follow-up of 7.1 years, there were 3,588 incident myocardial infarctions, 6,900 cases of congestive heart failure, and 18,548 deaths.


HelpSeek Justice

If you developed a cardiovascular event after using Amaryl, you deserve justice. Why did the manufacturer not warn you of the dangers of this medication? The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is well-versed in going up against large pharmaceutical companies and demanding answers. We have over 20 years of experience representing injured consumers. Therefore, contact us today for a free, no-obligation case review.

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