Byetta (exenatide) is a type 2 diabetes drug that is used to control blood sugar levels. It is part of a class of medications known as incretin mimetics, which imitate natural hormones that lower blood glucose levels. Last month, the FDA expanded the use of Byetta to a stand-alone diabetes treatment, but insisted that warnings about the risk of pancreatitis from Byetta be added to the label and will require additional studies.
The FDA announced in November 2009 that it had approved revisions to the Byetta package insert, or label, so that it will now include information about numerous case reports of kidney-related side effects, including kidney failure and renal insufficiency.
According to the FDA, 62 cases of acute kidney failure and 16 cases of renal insufficiency in patients using Byetta (exenatide) had been reported to the agency from April 2005 – when this diabetes medication was first approved for sale in the U.S. – through October 2008.
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The Dr. Shezad Malik Law is currently evaluating and accepting Byetta Pancreatitis and Kidney Failure cases.
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