Januvia | Januvia Pancreatitis | Januvia Diabetes | The Maher Law FirmJanuvia (Sitagliptin Phosphate) helps control blood sugar levels in type two diabetes. Januvia does not cure diabetes

Januvia is marketed by Merck & Co. and was approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) on October 17th 2006.  Januvia comes in tablet form and works best in combination with a good diet and exercise.  Sometimes your physician may prescribe Januvia in conjunction with other agents like metformin.

Januvia can have serious side effects including, but not limited to:

  • Pancreatitis – Pancreatitis can be fatal – Stop taking Januvia and phone your physician if you experience – Severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, fast heart rate, fever, sore throat, headache, a skin rash that is red or purple in color and may be blistering and peeling.
  • Kidney Problems – The need for dialysis has been reported
  • Urinating less frequently or not at all
  • Swelling
  • Weight Gain
  • Shortness of Breath
According to the FDA “Eighty-eight post-marketing cases of acute pancreatitis, including two cases of hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis in patients using sitagliptin, were reported to the agency between October 2006 and February 2009.”
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to a defective or dangerous pharmaceutical, you may have a right to compensation for your injuries.  The Maher Law Firm 1-888-884-1507 and Frank Eidson 1-888-245-2855 would like to help.  We invite you to contact our trial-tested dangerous drug attorneys  today.





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