The most common symptom of pancreatitis is abdominal pain, which may get worse after eating fatty foods. Patients on Januvia who develop pancreatitis symptoms should seek emergency medical attention.
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Symptoms of Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis is not usually life-threatening, but most people need to be hospitalized. In the hospital, doctors will diagnose pancreatitis with a blood test to look for enzymes (amylase and lipase) that the pancreas is leaking.
It is a good idea to be aware of the symptoms of pancreatitis because mild cases can quickly become life-threatening. These symptoms may include:
- Upper abdominal pain
- Decreased appetite
- Jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes)
- Rapid heart-rate
- High blood pressure
- Abdominal tenderness
The symptoms of chronic (long-term) pancreatitis may include persistent abdominal pain, unexplained weight-loss of 10-lbs or more, and excessive thirst and fatigue. The stools are usually oily, smelly, loose, pale, and don’t flush away easily. This is a sign that the pancreas is not producing digestive enzymes the body needs to digest fatty foods.
The most common symptom of pancreatitis is abdominal pain. The pain may be worst after eating or drinking food, and it may spread from the abdomen to the back or left shoulder. It may come and go or last for several days at a time. The pain is caused by digestive enzymes inside the pancreas that activate and begin digesting pancreatic tissue.
FDA Warning: Januvia and Pancreatitis
Januvia (sitagliptin) has been linked to many cases of acute pancreatitis, including hemorrhagic and necrotizing pancreatitis. After the FDA received 88 reports of pancreatitis, they published this warning:
“Because acute pancreatitis is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality, and early recognition is important in reducing adverse health outcomes, FDA is recommending revisions to the prescribing information to alert healthcare professionals to this potentially serious adverse drug event.”
More Information About Pancreatitis
- What is Pancreatitis?
- What are Symptoms?
- What Causes Pancreatitis?
- What Complications Can Occur?
- How is Pancreatitis Diagnosed?
- How is Pancreatitis Treated?
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