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FDA Warning Letter for Users of Januvia

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.

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.

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.”

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Januvia doubles risk for Pancreatitis

JanuviaA 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.

What is Januvia?

Learn About the History of 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

Learn About Side Effects from Januvia

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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Do I need a Lawyer for Settlement?

You may qualify for compensation if you or a loved one has experienced adverse side effects from the use of Januvia. Settlements will help with the cost of your medical expenses, as well as your pain and suffering. To speak with a Houston Januvia lawyer and receive a free Januvia case consultation, call Gary S. Tucker and Associates right away.

Looking for a Januvia Lawyer in Houston? Gary S. Tucker and Associates are here to provide a free Januvia case consultation. All you need to do is call our office at 1-800-275-5007.


FDA – Sitagliptin (marketed as Januvia and Janumet) Information