Incretin Drug Lawsuit: Byetta, Januvia and Janumet


Byetta, Januvia and Janumet are part of a class of diabetes treatments called “incretins”. These drugs have been on the market in the U.S. since the mid-2000s. After these drugs came on the market, clinical studies and adverse experience reports began to indicate that these products are associated with increased risk of inflammation of the pancreas, known as pancreatitis, which can be deadly. At this time, lawyers across the country are filing diabetes drug lawsuits in response to patients who have suffered from incretin side effects, McIntyre Law. P.C. and our experienced incretin lawyers are now accepting Byetta, Januvia, and Janumet cases.

What are Incretins?

Incretins such as Byetta, Januvia, and Janumet, are used in diabetes therapy. These drugs stimulate a hormone in the gut that tells the pancreas to produce more insulin, which reduces blood sugar levels. Byetta (also Exenatide) is injectable and came to the U.S. market in 2005. Januvia (sitagliptin phosphate), a tablet, came on the market in 2006; Janumet is a pill that contains both Januvia and Metformin (also a diabetes drug). Due to the severe Incretin Side Effects associated with Byetta, Januvia and Janumet, if you are a loved one has been impacted by these drugs, the counsel of an experienced incretin lawyer can help you through the recovery process.

Incretin Side Effects:

In 2009, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration ordered the manufacturers of these drugs to warn doctors and patients of the risk of pancreatitis that is associated with these incretin drugs. Since then, research has shown that these drugs can also cause an inflammation of the pancreas that leads to pancreatic cancer, which is usually a fatal disease. A recent study indicates that patients who take these drugs increase their pancreatic cancer risk by nearly 300%. It is alleged that the manufacturers of these drugs did not adequately warn doctors and patients about the associated pancreatic cancer risk.

In 2011, FDA data indicated that patients on Januvia or Byetta reported nearly three times the rate of pancreatic cancer, as opposed to users of other diabetes drugs. However, their rates of other cancers were the same; this suggests that the elevated pancreatic cancer rate is unrelated to environmental exposure or other factors, but is more likely to be because of the incretin drugs. Due to the severe nature of the side effects associated with Byetta, Januvia, and Janumet, patients who have suffered should seek the council of an experienced incretin lawyer.

What if I need an Incretin lawyer? But Don’t live in Oklahoma

We are now accepting Byetta, Januvia and Janumet lawsuit cases across the nation in:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Incretin Side Effects, What To Do:

If you or a loved one have been taking Byetta, Januvia, or Janumet, and are experiencing inretin side effects, you should immediately consult your health care provider. Don’t attempt to stop or modify a medication dose without medical advice. If you or a loved one have already suffered as a result of taking Byetta, Januvia or Janumet, you may be eligible to participate in a diabetes drug lawsuit; we will work hard to help you recover damages. The Byetta, Januvia or Janumet lawsuits seek recovery for physical injury, pain, suffering, lost compensation and medical expenses. If you are suffering due to Byetta, Januvia or Janumet side-effects, please contact us to speak with an Oklahoma Byetta, Januvia or Janumet lawyer for a free, no-obligation consultation by filling out our contact form, or by calling us toll free at (877) 917-5250.

What if I haven’t taken an Incretin?

If you’ve never taken Byetta, Januvia, or Janumet, and are not eligible to participate in a diabetes drug lawsuit, you should be aware that numerous other drugs have been recalled, and have caused injury to many people. The McIntyre Law team is helping people with several of these drug lawsuits. Please see our other drug information pages to find out if you are affected by any drug recall:

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