FDA Finds Link Between Januvia And Crippling Joint Pain

A Colorado Januvia attorney notes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has uncovered a link between diabetes drug Januvia and patients developing debilitating joint pain. This is the latest medical complication to be linked to the diabetes drug as Januvia attorneys are aware that the drug may also cause issues such as pancreatic inflammation.

If you or a loved one took Januvia and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Colorado today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions, and if you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Januvia lawyer. Your call is free, confidential, and without any obligation.

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FDA: Januvia Also Linked To Pancreatic Inflammation And Other Complications

In August 2015, the FDA issued a warning that Januvia, along with other diabetes medicines that belong to the DPP-4 inhibitors drug class, may cause substantial and even incapacitating joint pain. According to the FDA, some patients develop symptoms within a day of taking this medicine, while in other cases, symptoms only manifest after years of use.

After conducting a literature review and searching the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System, the FDA determined that the joint pain associated with Januvia typically ceases once patients stop taking the medicine. Many people even stop experiencing adverse symptoms within one month. However, some patients may develop the same pain symptoms when they later resume taking Januvia or begin using other medicines from the same drug class.

Disabling joint pain is not the only established adverse side effect of these diabetes medicines. The FDA states that these drugs have also been tied to complications such as allergic reactions, excessively low blood sugar and pancreatic inflammation, which could put patients at risk for further medical complications.

Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation

Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

Patients who are injured by Januvia may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
  • Loss of income or ability to work

If a patient dies from complications after taking Januvia, his or her family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:

  • Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
  • Funeral expenses

Affected patients and their families are encouraged to speak with a Januvia lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.

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If you or a loved one took Januvia and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Colorado for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at info@attorneygroup.com.

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