The hallmark symptoms of pancreatitis include severe, persistent upper-abdominal pain, which may or may not be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. According to the FDA, the initial symptoms of mild and life-threatening pancreatitis are indistinguishable. Patients who use Byetta and develop symptoms need to be evaluated by a healthcare professional.
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Byetta and Pancreatitis
Byetta (exenatide) is an injectable “pen” medication that is used to help treat type-2 diabetes, a metabolic disease that is characterized by chronic high blood pressure and cellular insulin resistance. The active drug in Byetta lowers blood-pressure by triggering the pancreas (a digestive gland that produces hormones and digestive enzyme) to release extra amounts of insulin (a hormone that tells cells to absorb more sugar from the bloodstream).
Unfortunately, in some cases, Byetta can have life-threatening effects on the pancreas. It is associated with pancreatitis — sudden inflammation of the pancreas. If the pancreas is severely inflamed, the powerful digestive enzymes may be activated, and they can cause severe tissue damage in the pancreas.
Byetta patients have reported suffering the most severe types of pancreatitis, including:
- Hemorrhagic pancreatitis
- Necrotizing pancreatitis
FDA Safety Warning for Byetta and Pancreatitis Symptoms
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised healthcare professionals and Byetta patients to be alert to the signs and symptoms of pancreatitis. In 2007, they published this Safety Warning with the following recommendation:
“Symptoms include persistent severe abdominal pain that can radiate to the back and may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting.”
In August 2008, the FDA published another Safety Communication with this warning regarding Byetta and pancreatitis symptoms:
“There are no signs or symptoms that distinguish acute hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis associated with Byetta from the less severe form of pancreatitis.”
Symptoms of Pancreatitis
- Persistent, severe upper abdominal pain
- Abdominal pain that radiates to the back
- Pain that gets worse after eating
- Oily, smelly stools
- And more
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