The most serious pancreatitis complications occur when pancreatic tissue hemorrhages or dies (necrotizes). Once this occurs, there is a significantly higher risk of infection, organ damage, and death.
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Januvia and Pancreatitis
Januvia (sitagliptin) is a type-2 diabetes medication that has been linked to some serious complications — including at least 88 cases of acute pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation), and 2 cases of hemorrhagic and necrotizing pancreatitis. Individuals who suffer these life-threatening Januvia pancreatitis complications usually require hospitalization.
If Januvia pancreatitis inflammation is not reduced for more than two weeks, there is a high likelihood of tissue death, infection, permanent organ damage, and death. After four weeks, more than 70% of individuals have infection. When this occurs, the patient will need treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or surgery to remove damaged pancreatic tissues.
Januvia Pancreatitis Complications
Some of the most serious Januvia pancreatitis complications occur when the inflammation is not reduced for several weeks. Over time, inflammation can permanently damage tissues in the pancreas and cause bleeding (hemorrhaging) or tissue death (necrosis). These complications are also known as:
- Hemorrhagic pancreatitis – bleeding in the pancreas
- Necrotizing pancreatitis – tissue death in the pancreas
Other serious Januvia pancreatitis complications can occur if the pancreas ruptures and spills digestive enzymes into the abdominal cavity. If this occurs, multiple organ system damage can occur.
Damaged tissues are highly susceptible to the following Januvia pancreatitis complications:
- Bile duct obstruction
- Infection: Inflammation can promote bacterial infection, which can spread to other organs, tissues, or the bloodstream. Once necrotic pancreatic tissue becomes infected, the mortality rate is 80%.
- Sepsis (septic shock): This is the most common cause of death in people with Januvia pancreatitis complications. It occurs when harmful bacteria and their toxins cause a body-wide inflammation, drop in blood pressure, and organ damage.
- Multiple organ system failure: Usually affects the lungs, kidneys, and heart.
- Dehydration, malnutrition: The pancreas is a digestive organ, and if it is not functioning, the patient may suffer from dehydration, malnutrition, and weight loss. Dehydration can also be a complication of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea (common side effects of Januvia).
- Pseudocyst or abscess: This is a collection of infected fluid (pus) and digestive enzymes that may accumulate in a cyst on the pancreas. It may need to be drained surgically to prevent rupture.
- Need for surgery
- And more
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