Janumet (generic: sitagliptin and metformin) is a relatively new prescription medicine that has been indicated by the appropriate regulatory authorities for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. As such, Janumet provides a mechanism of action that serves to lower dangerously high glucose levels. However, in doing so, sitagliptin treatment may result in the onset of serious Janumet side effects. Complications that have been linked to Janumet include pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer. If you or your loved one has experienced these Janumet side effects, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more.
Free Janumet Lawsuit Evaluation: Although our law firm is not accepting Janumet induced pancreatitis cases, we are currently accepting Janumet pancreatic and thyroid cancer claims. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Janumet induced cancer, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Janumet lawsuit and we can help.
Janumet Side Effects Summary
Prolonged exposure to sitagliptin, an active ingredient in the diabetes medication, may coincide with the development of serious Janumet side effects. According to an FDA Drug Safety Announcement, regulatory officials received 88 post-marketing reports of acute pancreatitis that occurred between 2006 and 2009. While a definitive link has not been established between the use of sitagliptin and pancreatitis, healthcare providers have cautioned that the use of this drug may increase the risk of Janumet cancer.
Representatives from the American Cancer Society confirmed that pancreatitis is a well known risk factor associated with pancreatic cancer. However, a recent study conducted out of UCLA suggests that DPP-4 inhibitors like sitagliptin may increase the risk of developing pancreatic cancer and/or thyroid cancer. Therefore, if you have experienced similar complications after being introduced to sitagliptin, you may benefit from the assistance of a Janumet lawyer. Attorneys have already begun to represent plaintiffs in Janumet class action suits, and to a lesser extent, their own individual Janumet lawsuit.
Minor Janumet Side Effects
Other Janumet side effects may include:
- Serious allergic reactions
- Upper respiratory infection
- Sore throat
- Runny and/or stuffy nose
- Upset stomach
- Swelling of the hands or legs
- Elevated liver enzymes
- Pain in the upper stomach radiating to the back
- Unexplained weight gain
- Severe skin reactions
While these side effects may not present themselves as life-threatening, they may serve as precursors to more serious Janumet side effects. Those of particular concern may include pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer. Due to the rate and severity in which these conditions may occur, Merck may become the focal point of a large Janumet class action lawsuit. However, those seeking an individual Janumet lawsuit should contact us immediately.
Cancerous tumors resulting from exposure to sitagliptin are among the most severe of the known Janumet side effects. Accordingly, reports suggest that Janumet may increase a patient’s risk of developing the following:
- Janumet pancreatic cancer: Occurs in the pancreas, an organ responsible for secreting enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that help regulate the metabolism of sugars. Pancreatic cancer often has a poor prognosis, even when diagnosed early. Pancreatic cancer typically spreads rapidly and is seldom detected in its early stages, which is a major reason why it’s a leading cause of cancer death.
- Janumet thyroid cancer: As its name suggests, thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid. Due to its difficulty to identify, thyroid cancer is particularly dangerous and may spread to nearby lymph nodes, nerves, or blood vessels.
- Janumet pancreatitis
Do I Have a Janumet Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Janumet cancer lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Janumet cancer lawsuits.
Free Janumet Cancer Lawsuit Evaluation: Although our law firm is not accepting Janumet induced pancreatitis cases, we are currently accepting Janumet pancreatic and thyroid cancer claims. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Janumet induced cancer, you should contact us immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Janumet cancer lawsuit and we can help.