Thursday, 30 January 2014

Januvia Can Damage the Pancreas. Januvia Side Effect Causing Pancreatitis.

Januvia is a prescription drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes and increasing information being released shows it could possibly lead to pancreatitis as a side effect. In some side effect cases people using januvia have reportedly experienced acute pancreatitis.Januvia contains the drug metformin so there may be a direct relationship between metformin and damage to the pancreas. I must stress that these side effects have only affected a minority of people and more information is being released. It is however known that several cases of the drug causing pancreatitis have been referred to the FDA and there is now a bunch of legal firms defending clients who have been affected by this. 

It currently isn’t clear if people who have had pancreatitis before using januvia are at a greater risk. The worrying thing is Januvia is one of the most common type 2 diabetes drugs prescribed in the United States and across the developed world. However the FDA has since released information that they are not worried by the new findings and will not change the safety warnings that this drug can lead to pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer. Once again it is important to do more research as more information would have been released after this post. 

Furthermore we are reporting on other findings and we aren’t saying that there is proof that this is directly causing pancreatitis so the more research you can do the better you will understand the subject. A majority of people who use Januvia don’t develop pancreatitis so that is also worth noting. If you are taking prescription drugs it is very important to speak to your medical professional about potential side effects, especially if you have had a bout of pancreatitis before you begin taking the medication.

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