Although no one knows what causes pancreatic cancer, the diabetes drug Januvia (sitagliptin) has been identified as a possible risk factor. Januvia pancreatic cancer symptoms are typically mild or nonexistent early in the disease. As pancreatic cancer grows, it may cause symptoms like abdominal pain, sudden weight loss, diabetes, digestion problems, nausea, jaundice, and more. If you were injured by Januvia pancreatic cancer in Texas, contact our lawyers today regarding a Texas Januvia lawsuit.
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Januvia and Pancreatic Cancer
Januvia (sitagliptin) is a drug that treats type-2 diabetes by increasing levels of GLP-1, a hormone that stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin (a hormone that lowers blood-sugar levels).
Unfortunately, Januvia was associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in a study published in 2011 in Gastroenterology. Researchers from UCLA analyzed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) database of adverse events, and from 2004 until 2009, Januvia was linked to a 6-fold increased risk of pancreatitis and a 2.7-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer. The study builds on previous research, which found higher rates of pancreatitis in rats whose GLP-1 levels were raised. Pancreatitis is a known risk factor for developing Januvia pancreatic cancer.
Januvia Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms
The problem with Januvia pancreatic cancer symptoms is that they are often mild or nonexistent until the cancer has already spread (metastasized) and is no longer curable. Because the risk of Januvia pancreatic cancer is still unknown, people with type-2 diabetes who use Januvia should be vigilant for Januvia pancreatic cancer symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
- Located in the upper-abdomen
- May come and go
- May radiate to the back
- May be a dull ache rather than pain
- May feel like belly pain or back pain
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes)
- Nausea, vomiting
- Diarrhea, indigestion
- Decreased appetite
- Weight loss, muscle atrophy
- Dark-colored urine
- Light or clay-colored stools
- Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck
- Abdominal swelling or tenderness
- Itching (skin, palms, soles of the feet)
- Sudden onset of diabetes, elevated blood-sugar levels (if the pancreas stops producing insulin)
- Malaise (generally feeling ill)
These Januvia pancreatic cancer symptoms can also be signs of other serious medical conditions, and they should be evaluated by a doctor.
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