Byetta Pancreas Injury
Byetta (Exenatide) is a type 2 diabetes medication in the class of GLP-1 mimicking (incretin) type 2 diabetes drugs.
It is linked to precancerous and cancerous changes in the pancreas. Although Byetta and fellow GLP-1mimicking drugs Januvia and Victoza were prescribed over 33 million times, the FDA has not banned them. Our firm helps those people who have been hurt through no fault of their own after using Byetta.
What Is Byetta?
Byetta is the trade name under which Amylin Pharmaceuticals marketed and sold Exenatide. The FDA approved Byetta for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in 2005.
This drug acts as a glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist, mimicking the incretin hormone GLP-1, which stimulates insulin secretion from the pancreas. It is applied as an injection at the abdomen, thigh or arm within 60 minutes before the first and last meal of the day. A once-weekly injection was approved in 2007.
How Can Byetta Harm You?
Currently known lesser side effects include an upset stomach, belching, diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, nausea and vomiting. More serious side effects, Byetta can also cause Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Cancer and Dysplasia. By 2008, Amylin Pharmaceuticals sold $700 million of its Byetta drug. In 2010, the FDA raised the concern that Byetta may cause thyroid cancer.
How Can We Help?
The Madeksho Law Firm, PLLC will shoulder the burden of taking on the pharmaceutical industry on behalf of our clients just like it has taken on corporate wrongdoers for over 40 years. If you are prescribed a drug, it should be made safe by adequate warning, adequate research or adequate design. If a drug carries risks, the drug manufacturer should be honest about what those risks are. Call our attorneys today for a free legal consultation and we will explain your rights and how we can help. Attorneys at the Madeksho Law Firm, PLLC will do our duty to keep you informed and protected in a professional, compassionate manner.