Individuals who use the type-2 diabetes drug Janumet (sitagliptin / metformin) should be vigilant for Janumet pancreatitis symptoms, which typically include upper-abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the warnings on Janumet after receiving reports of severe pancreatitis — including life-threatening hemorrhagic and necrotizing pancreatitis. If you were injured by this serious side effect, contact our lawyers regarding a potential Texas Janumet lawsuit.
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Janumet and Pancreatitis
Janumet (sitagliptin / metformin) treats type-2 diabetes with a combination of two anti-diabetes drugs. One of these drugs sitagliptin, stimulates cells in the pancreas to lower blood-sugar levels by producing more insulin than normal.
Unfortunately, Janumet has been linked to several cases of pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation), including hemorrhagic and necrotizing pancreatitis. These severe, life-threatening medical conditions can occur when digestive enzymes in the pancreas activate and begin auto-digesting pancreatic tissue. If inflammation is not controlled, pancreatic tissues can break down, spill digestive enzymes, and cause severe organ damage in the abdomen. Although it is unknown what causes pancreatitis, Janumet has been identified as a potential risk factor.
Janumet Pancreatitis Symptoms
It is a good idea to be aware of Janumet pancreatitis symptoms, because this side effect is associated with a significant risk of mortality. Most people who are diagnosed with pancreatitis require hospitalization. Fortunately, most cases of pancreatitis are not life-threatening. However, in the early stages of the disease, symptoms alone cannot differentiate mild pancreatitis from pancreatitis that becomes hemorrhagic or necrotizing.
Janumet pancreatitis symptoms include:
- Upper-abdominal pain: Pain is located near the pancreas, which is a 6-inch-long, pear-shaped organ located deep inside the abdomen, behind the stomach and above the intestines. The pain may grow worse after eating or while laying down. It may radiate to the back and feel like back pain.
- Abdominal tenderness
- Nausea, vomiting
- Decreased appetite
- Weight loss
- High blood pressure, increased heart-rate
- Malaise (general ill feeling)
- And more
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