Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) has recently been associated with pancreatitis, a condition characterized by the sudden inflammation of the pancreas. Symptoms of pancreatitis may include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, and weight loss. While mild cases of pancreatitis may resolve by themselves, more severe cases may lead to full-blown Janumet pancreatic cancer.
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What are the Symptoms of Pancreatitis?
Janumet pancreatitis significantly changes the way a person’s body behaves. The disease causes signs and symptoms which vary from person to person, and patients diagnosed with the condition should closely monitor anything they feel differently going on in their bodies. Janumet pancreatitis symptoms may include:
- Upper abdominal pain – Symptom marked by an intermittent burning sensation in the abdominal region. Each time it returns, the pain caused by pancreatitis becomes worse.
- Abdominal pain that radiates to the back – Crippling pain that flows through the back, kidneys, and spinal cord. In severe cases, this abdominal pain can lead the patient to faint, lose consciousness, or lapse into a coma.
- Vomiting – Vomiting episodes caused by pancreatitis usually start with nausea, then stomach churning, then the urge to vomit. Vomiting usually lasts until the person’s stomach is drained of fluids and foods.
- Fever – Occurs in response to the body’s attempt to fight back against pancreatitis.
- Blood pressure drop – Condition that can require immediate medical assistance. Conversely, if internal bleeding occurs or if excessive fluid builds up, the person may experience a rapid drop in blood pressure.
- Heart / respiratory symptoms – Pancreatitis may cause the heart to pump blood rapidly to fix the condition, which causes labored breathing and other respiratory complications.
Less severe symptoms of Janumet pancreatitis may include:
- tenderness when touching the abdomen
- oily, smelly stools (steatorrhea)
- weight loss
- increased urination
- greater food cravings
Do I Have a Janumet 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 Janumet lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Janumet pancreatic cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Janumet Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after taking Janumet, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Janumet suit and we can help.