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Januvia & Janumet Complications

Important complications and side effect information about Januvia:

Januvia Side Effects And Complications

Januvia and Janumet have been linked to a series of dangerous side-effects, some of which can be life threatening.

With the popularity of these drugs increasing each year due to their effectiveness to treat diabetes and monitor blood sugar levels, more and more Americans are experiencing these complications.

Lawsuits are being filed against the maker of Januvia and Janumet, Merck, for their failure to produce a safe and reliable diabetes medication.

Does Januvia Cause Pancreatitis?

Januvia and Janumet have been linked to pancreatitis, a condition that is marked by swelling and inflammation in the pancreas. This complication occurs due to enzymes in the body attacking the pancreas. There are two types of pancreatitis, acute and chronic. Both types can be life-threatening if not treated properly. This is because acute and chronic pancreatitis can eventually lead to the development of pancreatic cancer, another condition linked to Januvia and Janumet.

What Are The Symptoms Of Pancreatitis?

According to Mayo Clinic the signs and symptoms of pancreatitis will vary, depending which form of pancreatitis you have.

Acute pancreatitis symptoms include:

  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain that radiates to the back
  • Abdominal pain that feel worse after eating
  • Fever
  • Rapid pulse
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Tenderness when touching abdomen

Chronic pancreatitis sings and symptoms include:

  • Upper abdominal pain
  • losing weight without trying
  • Oily, smelly stools

Januvia & Pancreatic Cancer

A long time concern of many diabetes drugs has been the increased risk of pancreatic cancer. Similar diabetes drugs such as Byetta and Victoza are facing pancreatic cancer lawsuits at this time as well.

Pancreatic cancer is a particularly devastating cancer due to it showing relatively no signs or symptoms until the tumor(s) has grown to an alarming and life-threatening size.

On March 14, 2013, the FDA announced new evidence indicating Januvia can cause “pre-cancerous cellular changes” in the pancreas. UCLA researchers determined the drugs increase the mass of the pancreas. Additionally, according to a study published in Gastroenterology, people who take these drugs to help manage diabetes are 2.7 times more likely to develop pancreatic cancer.

There is currently a debate on whether all pancreatic cancer diabetes drug lawsuits will be grouped into a single multidistrict litigation, however, at this time they are all still being investigated individually.

What Are The Warning Signs Of Pancreatic Cancer?

According to Cancer.net, people with pancreatic cancer may experience the following symptoms or signs. However there are also cases in which someone with pancreatic cancer may not show any symptoms at all.

When people have symptoms, they may be confused as symptoms from other medical conditions, such as ulcers or pancreatitis. However as the cancer grows, the symptoms may include the following:

  • Yellow skin and eyes
  • Darkening of urine
  • Pain in upper abdomen or back
  • Painful swelling on an arm or leg due to blood clot
  • Burning feeling in stomach
  • Stomach bloating
  • Floating stools with particularly bad oder and unusual color
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Chills
  • Fever 
  • Unexpected weight loss

Can I File a Januvia Lawsuit?

Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Januvia or Janumet.

The following criteria must be met to file a lawsuit against Merck, the drug manufacturer:

  • Suffered from pancreatic cancer
  • Took the drug for at least one year prior to diagnosis

Lawsuits have already been filed against Merck by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous drug.

You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you.

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