Reports of Januvia Side Effects Begin to Surface

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jul 30, 2010 in Defective Drug

The prevalence of type-2 diabetes has grown in a seemingly exponential manner in the United States in recent years, and in response to this growing need and demand, several companies have formulated and released medications designed to help fight this condition. One of those drugs that's been on the market is known as Januvia, which is manufactured by Merck & Co, Inc. While Januvia hit the market with a high degree of promise, reports of Januvia side effects eventually began to surface, and these reports led to calls for help to Januvia side effects lawyers around the country. Below is a brief overview of this issue.

How the Diabetes Drug Januvia Works

Januvia works on patients by lowering the amount of blood sugar in a person's system, and this adjusting of the amount of blood sugar tends to prompt the patient's body to produce a higher amount of insulin, which is a substance that's necessary to regulate the blood sugar amounts in a person's body. When the amount of insulin is in balance with the amount of sugar produced by the liver, the patient tends to enjoy a relief from the common symptoms associated with type-2 diabetes and also enjoys a lower risk of additional health problems that are associated with this condition.

Januvia Dangerous Harmful Side Effects

Unfortunately, reports of the development of serious Januvia side effects eventually began to surface. While some of these Januvia side effects were relatively common and mild, including headaches and diarrhea, other Januvia side effects were much more serious. Examples of serious Januvia side effects include:

  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Necrotizing Pancreatitis
  • Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis
  • Death

As a result of the reports of Januvia side effects, the FDA in 2009 issued a safety alert warning doctors and consumers about the dangers associated with the use of Januvia. Since then, the drug has remained on the market, but many people are still looking for help.

If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of using this medication, contact the Januvia side effects lawyers at Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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