Janumet contains sitagliptin, an anti-diabetes drug that has been linked to several cases of pancreatic cancer. Although the link between Janumet and pancreatic cancer is still under investigation, it is a good idea for patients to be vigilant for Janumet pancreatic cancer symptoms. These symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, indigestion, unintentional weight-loss, jaundice, abdominal pain, and more. If you were diagnosed with Janumet pancreatic cancer, contact our lawyers for more information regarding a possible Texas Janumet lawsuit.
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Janumet and Pancreatic Cancer
Janumet (sitagliptin / metformin) has been linked to a potential risk of pancreatic cancer, but it is still unknown whether Janumet causes pancreatic cancer. Due to the potential risk, it is a good idea to be vigilant for Janumet pancreatic cancer symptoms.
According to a 2011 study published in Gastroenterology, between 2004 and 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received 16 reports of pancreatitis in patients who were taking sitagliptin. The researchers also found a 1.5-fold increased risk of the disease. Although the risk should not be extrapolated to the general population, it is a warning signal, and the FDA has asked drug-maker Amylin Pharmaceuticals to investigate the risk of pancreatic cancer in patients treated with sitagliptin.
Janumet Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms
Until long-term studies of pancreatic cancer in Janumet patients are complete, it is a good idea to learn about Janumet pancreatic cancer symptoms. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer rarely produces serious symptoms in its early stages, which is why most people are not diagnosed until the disease has progressed too far to cure.
Janumet pancreatic cancer symptoms may include:
- Abdominal pain: The pain is located deep in the upper-abdomen, and it may radiate to the back. It may get worse after the patient eats, drinks, or lays down.
- Jaundice: Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
- Weight loss or muscle atrophy: Occurs without trying due to a lack of appetite
- Diabetes: High blood-sugar and diabetes can be caused when the pancreas stops producing insulin. The symptom may occur suddenly in patients with no other risk factors for the disease.
- Abdominal swelling or tenderness
- Nausea, vomiting
- Diarrhea, indigestion
- Urine is dark or cola-colored
- Stools are pale or clay-colored
- Malaise (general ill feeling)
For more information about possible Janumet pancreatic cancer symptoms, click here to visit the American Academy of Family Physicians website.
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