Januvia & Janemut Lawsuits

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Prescribed in the treatment of type-II diabetes Januvia®(generically sitagliptin) is a prescription diabetes medication that is used to control blood sugar levels in patients living with type-II diabetes. Sitagliptin is also marketed under the brand name Janumet®, a drug that also contains metformin (another type-2 diabetes drug). Both Januvia® and Janumet® are distributed by Merck & Co., and are intended to be taken in conjunction with eating a healthful diet and regularly exercising.

Regardless of its benefits, however, Januvia® may be linked to life-threatening side effects. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) has stated that, since it's FDA-approval in October 2006 through February 2009, 88 people reported having developed acute pancreatitis while taking Januvia® or Janumet®.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with any serious side effect that may be associated with Januvia® use, you might qualify to file a defective drug lawsuit against Merck & Co. Compensation may be recoverable for damages such as:

  • medical bills
  • treatment costs
  • lost wages during recovery
  • pain and suffering
  • funeral and burial costs (in a case involving fatal effects)

If you would like to find out about a Januvia®/ Janumet® lawsuit, our attorneys encourage you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys to:

  • Learn more about your legal rights
  • Find out if you have a case
  • Receive a thorough evaluation of your case
  • Get professional advice on the most appropriate manner in which to move forward

Risk Factors & Side Effects Associated with Januvia ® Use

According to the FDA, sitagliptin may be linked to pancreatitis. To date, 88 people taking either Janumet® or Januvia® have reported pancreatitis. Of those, at least two were hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis.

Symptoms to look out for include:

  • problems breathing
  • rapid heart rate
  • persistent fever
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and/or vomiting
  • sharp pain in the abdomen and back

Find Out if You Qualify

See your doctor immediately if you begin experiencing any of these health complications while taking a sitagliptin-based drug. If you do experience pancreatitis or another ill effect that you believe to be linked to one of the medications, you can learn more about seeking compensation via a Januvia®/Janumet® lawsuit. Schedule a free and private consultation today.

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