Defective Drug Byetta Connected to Pancreatitis

More and more cases are occurring of the prescription drug Byetta causing severe conditions of pancreatitis. About forty cases of patients developing some kind of pancreatitis have been reported to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to date.

Forty is indeed a high number of innocent victims suffering from a paramedical drug that was meant to help lower their blood sugar levels as type-2 diabetes patients. The initial dose of Byetta, generic name Exenatide, is injected under the skin subcutaneously, either in the thigh, abdomen, or upper arm.

Severe cases of hemorrhagic pancreatitis in which the pancreas becomes inflamed and bleeds, as well as necrotizing pancreatitis where the inflamed pancreas destroys itself, are the most common issues being reported in association with the use of dangerous drug Byetta.

In 2008, the first serious side effects of the Byetta defective drug were seen when four patients needed to be hospitalized and two patients died as a result of taking the medication.

These debilitating Byetta side effects have continued to surface despite the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the companies responsible for making and distributing the defective drug Byetta, Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly, to strengthen warnings of life-altering pancreas problems and include information on the label. The manufacturers’ failure to warn in Florida and throughout the country has created serious consequences in the health and lives of Byetta users.

At least forty Byetta patients at this time have informed the FDA of some type of pancreatitis they have developed since using the drug. If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of pancreatitis and are using Byetta, then you should stop using the medication immediately.

In addition to the pain and suffering one must suffer after the life-altering effects of the defective drug Byetta, the high financial burdens of medical bills, treatment, loss of wages, and even funeral arrangements in the most tragic of circumstances also take a major toll on a victim and/or their family. Call the skilled Jacksonville, Florida Byetta litigation attorneys at Farah & Farah to attain the financial compensation you deserve from negligent drug manufacturers.