Houston Januvia Attorney
Januvia®, created to help control blood sugar levels in adults with Type II diabetes, has been linked to increased risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
FDA Warning Letter for Januvia
The FDA sent Merck & Co. a warning requesting further animal testing for Januvia. Merck tested the drug on some mice, and FDA responded that the testing was inadequate.
FDA WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS
The FDA web site reads:
“Postmarketing reports of acute pancreatitis, include fatal and non-fatal hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis, in patients taking Januvia.”
The FDA also reports:
“It is unknown whether patients with a history of pancreatitis are at increased risk for the development of pancreatitis while using Januvia.” Other studies, however, seem to suggest patients with a history of pancreatitis who take Januvia are at increased risk.”
See the FDA report:
Januvia doubles risk for Pancreatitis
A study published at DrugWatch.com on March 4, 2013 reports that Januvia and Byetta double the risk for pancreatitis: See the full story: http://www.drugwatch.com/2013/03/04/januvia-byetta-pancreatitis/
According to FDA data compiled by the Institute of Safe Medication Practices, hundreds of reports of acute and chronic pancreatitis were attributed to Januvia and Byetta in 2011. Many who took these drugs and were then diagnosed with pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer have filed lawsuits against the drugmakers Merck & Co. and Amylin, the makers of Byetta, since acquired by Bristol-Meyers.
Januvia Lawsuit Information
If you or a loved one has experienced adverse side effects from the use of Januvia, you may qualify for compensation to help with the cost of your medical expenses, as well as your pain and suffering. To contact a Houston Januvia lawyer for a free consultation and Januvia lawsuit information, call Gary S. Tucker and Associates right away.
What is Januvia?
Januvia® (sitagliptin phosphate), is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor meant to help adults with Type II diabetes control their blood sugar. It is also available in a combination pill form known as Janumet, which contains the drug metformin. Januvia comes in pill form, while a similar drug, Byetta, comes in an injectable form. Januvia was approved by FDA on Oct. 16, 2006. It is manufacturered by Merck & Co,
Januvia and Byetta Side Effects
While Januvia may be effective in helping adults with Type II diabetes control their blood sugar, “side effects” associated with the drug can be severe and sometimes life threatening.
Januvia Side Effects
› Pancreatitis, which can lead to cancer
› Increased risk of pancreatitis
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