Janumet pancreatitis complications can be life-threatening or deadly. Individuals with severe cases may need hospitalization to treat bleeding, tissue death (necrosis), infection, sepsis, organ failure, and other serious complications. If you were injured, our lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation by filing a Texas Janumet lawsuit.
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Janumet and Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation) has been identified as a potentially life-threatening side effect of Janumet, a type-2 diabetes drug that contains sitagliptin and metformin. Unfortunately, in 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published this Safety Communication regarding Janumet pancreatitis:
“Eighty-eight post-marketing cases of acute pancreatitis, including two cases of hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis in patients using sitagliptin, were reported to the Agency between October 2006 and February 2009.”
Janumet Pancreatitis Complications
Janumet pancreatitis complications include hemorrhagic pancreatitis (bleeding in the pancreas) and necrotizing pancreatitis (tissue death in the pancreas). These are the most severe types of pancreatitis. Both are life-threatening and can lead to the following Janumet pancreatitis complications:
- Severe inflammation in the pancreas: In inflammation in the pancreas is not reduced for more than a few days, tissues can begin breaking down, bleeding, and necrotizing.
- Internal bleeding: Hemorrhagic pancreatitis (bleeding in the pancreas) occurs when swelling and inflammation damages blood vessels.
- Bile duct obstruction
- Dehydration, malnutrition: These Janumet pancreatitis complications can occur if the pancreas does not produce digestive enzymes to break down food. They may also occur as a result of severe nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
- Pancreatic pseudocyst: A fluid-filled sac in the abdomen that may contain tissue from the pancreas, pancreatic enzymes, and blood. It occurs when ducts (tubes) in the pancreas are damaged due to inflammation.
- Pancreatic abscess: Infection of a pancreatic pseudocyst
- Rupture of pancreatic cyst or abscess: This can spill infected fluids and digestive enzymes in the abdomen, which can cause severe bleeding and septic shock.
- Tissue death (necrotizing pancreatitis): Prolonged inflammation can damage blood vessels that supply blood to pancreatic tissue. Without blood, sections of the pancreas may begin to die (necrotize).
- Infection: Necrotic pancreatic tissue is highly susceptible to bacterial infection, which may spread to organs and cause sepsis.
- Septic shock: This is a whole-body immune system reaction to bacterial infection. Small blood clots can form and block blood-flow to internal organs, which can lead to organ failure.
- Multiple organ system failure
- Need for surgery: Surgery may be necessary to remove necrotic pancreatic tissue, drain a pseudocyst.
- Permanent disability
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