For individuals suffering from Victoza-induced pancreatitis, complications can be painful and long-lasting. In many cases, pancreatitis can lead to full-blown pancreatic cancer if the condition is not treated in a timely manner by a team of medical professionals. Some of the most commonly reported Victoza pancreatitis complications include nutritional deficiencies, buildup of fluid in the abdomen, and the development of type 2 diabetes.
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What Complications Can Victoza Pancreatitis Cause?
Victoza pancreatitis complications may include:
- Nutritional Deficiencies – When the pancreas is unable to properly secrete enzymes, the body cannot absorb nutrients from foodstuffs. If this is the case, enzyme supplements may be prescribed in order to prevent malnutrition.
- Fluid Accumulation in the Abdomen – Victoza-induced pancreatitis can cause fluid to build up in the abdomen. If this occurs over a prolonged period of time, a mass called a pseudocyst can form which may be so large that it obstructs the ducts and causes extreme pain and vomiting.
- Increased Risk for Pancreatic Cancer – Individuals diagnosed with pancreatitis are up to three times more likely than the general population to go on to develop full-blown pancreatic cancer.
- Development of Type 2 Diabetes – If left untreated, pancreatitis may cause the pancreas to lose its ability to produce insulin. This results in the patient developing type 2 diabetes, the very disease Victoza is used to treat. In such cases, patients are forced to take insulin in order to regulate their blood glucose levels.
Other potential complications associated with Victoza-induced pancreatitis may include kidney failure, hypoxia, infections, shock, organ damage, and death.
Do I Have a Victoza 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 Victoza lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Victoza pancreatic cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Victoza Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after taking Victoza, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Victoza suit and we can help.