New research has identified a link between the popular type 2 diabetes drug Janumet and pancreatitis. Janumet pancreatitis is a disease that occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed, which can lead to Janumet pancreatic cancer if not treated in a timely manner. Signs and symptoms of pancreatitis include severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss.
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Symptoms of Janumet Pancreatitis
The pancreas is a glandular organ in the digestive system that regulates digestion and metabolism processes. These critical actions may be inhibited by pancreatitis, a condition that occurs when normally inert pancreatic digestive enzymes become active within the pancreas and attack it. Signs and symptoms of Janumet pancreatitis may include:
- upper abdominal pain
- abdominal pain that radiates to the back
- abdominal pain that feels worse after eating
- tenderness when touching the abdomen
- losing weight without trying
- oily, smelly stools (steatorrhea)
Janumet pancreatitis treatment often involves a hospital stay where intravenous (IV) fluids, antibiotics, and prescription pain drugs can be administered. The patient may be ordered not to eat or drink during the visit so the pancreas can rest. If the patient experiences vomiting episodes, a tube may be inserted through the nose to remove excess fluid and air.
In moderate cases of the disease, pancreatitis may resolve without professional medical treatment in a few days or weeks. In serious cases, the patient may be required to undergo liquid nourishment through the nose until the pancreas heals. Before the patient is released from the hospital, he or she may be instructed not to smoke, drink alcohol, or eat foods that are high in fat.
Side Effects of Janumet
In addition to having the potential to cause pancreatitis, Janumet side effects may include:
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
Other, less severe side effects may include:
- Stomach discomfort
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