Januvia, a widely-prescribed type 2 diabetes medication, has recently been linked to pancreatitis. Signs and symptoms of pancreatitis include unexplained abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, and rapid weight loss. While moderate cases of pancreatitis may resolve in a week or less, more severe cases may lead to pancreatic cancer.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after taking Januvia, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.
What are the Symptoms of Pancreatitis?
Januvia pancreatitis brings about changes in the way a person’s body behaves. The condition causes symptoms which vary greatly from patient to patient, and individuals diagnosed with pancreatitis should keep a close watch on anything they feel or notice differently. Common symptoms of pancreatitis may include:
- Upper abdominal pain – This symptom of pancreatitis is marked by a constant burning sensation that comes and goes in regular intervals. Each time it returns, the pain becomes increasingly worse.
- Abdominal pain that radiates to the back – Pain that travels to the back into the kidneys and spinal cord that causes a crippling feeling. In severe cases, abdominal pain caused by pancreatitis can lead the patient to faint, lose consciousness, or go into a coma.
- Vomiting – Even if a patient with pancreatitis has a normal appetite, he or she may vomit regularly. These episodes typically begin with nausea, then a gurgling in the stomach, then the urge to vomit. Vomiting caused by pancreatitis usually lasts until the patient’s stomach is completely empty.
- Fever – Symptom that occurs when the patient’s body tries to fight back against the disease.
- Blood pressure – Patients suffering from pancreatitis may experience a dramatic rise in blood pressure, a condition which can require immediate medical intervention. Alternately, if internal bleeding occurs or if excessive fluid is built up, the patient may suffer a rapid drop in blood pressure.
- Heart / respiratory symptoms – In individuals with pancreatitis, the heart may pump blood rapidly to fix the condition, which leads to fast breathing and other respiratory symptoms.
More moderate symptoms of Januvia pancreatitis may include:
- tenderness when touching the abdomen
- oily, smelly stools (steatorrhea)
- weight loss
- increased urination
- greater food cravings
Do I Have a Januvia 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 Januvia lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new pancreatic cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you got pancreatic cancer after taking Januvia, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a class action suit and we can help.