The drugs exenatide and sitagliptin—marketed under the brand names Byetta and Januvia—are prescribed to help improve blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes.
While both of these drugs work differently, they both stimulate the glucose-dependent release of insulin.
Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Both Byetta and Januvia pose the same risk of serious pancreatic problems to patients—including an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a drug safety communication on Byetta and Januvia.
In it, the FDA states both of these drugs may double the risk of acute pancreatitis. It also warns both Byetta and Januvia may increase the risk of potentially fatal pancreatitis. The agency intends to study the potential link between Type 2 diabetes drugs—including Byetta and Januvia—and cases of dangerous pancreatic cancer.
While the packaging for both Byetta and Januvia warn of the risk of pancreatitis, neither warns patients of a potential link to pancreatic cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after taking either Byetta or Januvia, Carter Mario Law Firm is ready to protect your rights. We can help you secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
If you have suffered harm after taking Byetta or Januvia, trust Carter Mario Law Firm to help. Contact our team today at 203-876-2711 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
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