The widely-prescribed type 2 diabetes drug Byetta (exenatide) has recently been linked to pancreatic cancer and other serious health complications. As Byetta pancreatic cancer progresses, it can lead to complications such as pain, jaundice, bowel obstructions, and weight loss. Byetta pancreatic cancer complications are serious and can be life-threatening if not treated in their early stages.
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What are Byetta Pancreatic Cancer Complications?
Byetta pancreatic cancer complications may include:
- Jaundice – Pancreatic cancer that blocks the bile duct can lead to a condition known as jaundice, which manifests as yellow skin and eyes, dark-colored urine, and pale-colored stools. To treat jaundice caused by pancreatic cancer, a plastic or metal stent may be placed in the bile duct to hold it open. In cases where this is not possible, a bypass may be required to create a new way for bile to flow from the liver to the intestines.
- Pain – A tumor caused by Byetta pancreatic cancer may press on nerves in the patient’s abdomen, causing severe pain that may be treated with prescription drugs or radiation therapy. In severe cases of Byetta pancreatic cancer, doctors may inject alcohol into the nerves that control pain in the abdomen. This stops the nerves from sending pain signals to the brain.
- Bowel obstruction – If Byetta pancreatic cancer migrates into or presses against the small intestine, it can block digestive processes. Doctors may recommend a stent be placed in the patient’s small intestine to hold it open, or, in severe cases where this doesn’t work, bypass surgery may be necessary to connect the stomach to a lower point in the intestines that isn’t blocked by the tumor.
- Weight loss – This Byetta pancreatic cancer complication can be caused by any number of factors including nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, or a tumor pressing against the stomach making it difficult to eat. Weight loss may also occur because the body is having difficulty processing nutrients from food because the pancreas is producing low levels of digestive juices. In such a case, pancreatic enzyme supplements may be prescribed to help with the patient’s digestive processes. Individuals with Byetta pancreatic cancer may be advised to maintain their weight by adding extra calories wherever they can, and by making mealtime as pleasant and relaxed as possible.
Click here to learn more about what makes pancreatic cancer complications so deadly from Scientific American.
Do I Have a Byetta Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Byetta lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Byetta pancreatic cancer and Byetta thyroid cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Byetta Pancreatic Cancer Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has developed pancreatic cancer or thyroid cancer after taking Byetta, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Byetta suit and we can help.