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Byetta Pancreatitis Symptoms

Byetta Pancreatitis Symptoms

The symptoms of pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation) almost always include upper-abdominal pain that is severe, persistent, and may radiate to the back. Nausea and vomiting may also occur. Byetta patients with upper-abdominal pain should always be evaluated by a healthcare professional due to this potentially life-threatening side effect.

What You Can Do & How a Byetta Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Byetta induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by Byetta, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Byetta and Pancreatitis Overview

Byetta (exenatide) is a medication that is approved to help people with type-2 diabetes control their blood-sugar levels. Type-2 diabetes is characterized by chronic resistance to insulin, a hormone that tells cells to absorb more sugar from the bloodstream. Byetta works by triggering the pancreas to secrete extra insulin, which lowers blood-sugar.

Byetta has been linked to dozens of cases of pancreatitis, which is characterized by sudden inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas produces digestive enzymes, which may activate during a pancreatic attack, causing the enzymes to “digest” pancreatic tissue.

Byetta is linked to the most severe, life-threatening types of pancreatitis, including:

  • Hemorrhagic pancreatitis
  • Necrotizing pancreatitis

Byetta Pancreatitis Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of Byetta pancreatitis include:

  • Persistent, severe upper abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain that radiates to the back
  • Pain that gets worse after eating
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Indigestion
  • Oily, smelly stools
  • And more

FDA Safety Warning for Byetta Pancreatitis Symptoms

In a Safety Communication from October 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned healthcare providers to monitor Byetta patients for the following symptoms of pancreatitis:

“Symptoms include persistent severe abdominal pain that can radiate to the back and may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting.”

The FDA published an additional warning about Byetta pancreatitis symptoms in this Safety Communication:

“There are no signs or symptoms that distinguish acute hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis associated with Byetta from the less severe form of pancreatitis.”

Do I have a Byetta Lawsuit for Pancreatitis?

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