Byetta which is used to treat Type 2 diabetes, has side effects that could increase the risk of serious and potentially life threatening pancreatitis.
Reports have found an association between Byetta and pancreatitis. Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly & Co., the manufacturers of the defective drug have failed to adequately warn about the risk of the serious and potentially fatal injury.
Byetta lawsuits are being investigated for users diagnosed with:
* Acute Pancreatitis
* Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis
* Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Potential cases are being evaluated throughout the United States.
Byetta (exenatide) is a subcutaneous injection administered twice a day to help reduce blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics. It was approved by the FDA in April 2005, and has been used by over 700,000 people in the United States.
Side effects of Byetta have been associated with a potentially increased risk of serious and potentially fatal pancreatitis. In October 2007, the FDA issued an alert to healthcare providers to notify them that the agency had received reports of at least 30 cases of acute pancreatitis associated with Byetta. In August 2008, a second FDA alert was issued to inform healthcare providers about six additional cases of necrotizing pancreatitis or hemorrhagic pancreatitis, which had resulted in at least two deaths.
Acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation of pancreas. While mild cases can often be successfully treated with conservative measures, more severe pancreatitis cases can require surgery with long term complications.
Hemorrhagic pancreatitis is a severe form of the condition where massive erosion of blood vessels can lead to bleeding.
Necrotizing pancreatitis is associated with tissue damage, which causes the release of toxins and enzymes into the blood stream which could cause multi-organ failure or death.
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