Iowa Januvia lawsuit attorneys note a Januvia warning issued on August 2015 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), stating that the diabetes drug may cause joint pain that can be severe and disabling. The alert applies to Januvia, also known as sitagliptin, and other similar diabetes drugs classed as DPP-4 inhibitors.
If you or a loved one took Januvia and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Iowa 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 Advice For Health Care Professionals
According to peoplespharmacy.com, the FDA specifies that patients should not stop taking Januvia but should contact their health care professional if they experience severe and persistent joint pain. The website reports that the FDA wants medical professionals to understand that drugs like Januvia and others in their class, can cause serious joint pain, and if that occurs patients should recognize that it is not necessarily because they are getting older or developing sudden arthritis. The alert points out that symptoms can start within a day of first taking one of these diabetes drugs or come on gradually, or even after years of use without symptoms.
The FDA summarized their investigation into DPP-4 inhibitors stating:
“After the patients discontinued the DPP-4 inhibitor medicine, their symptoms were relieved, usually in less than a month. Some patients developed severe joint pain again when they restarted the same medicine or another DPP-4 inhibitor.”
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe drugs. If there are risks of harm associated with their drugs, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable for injuries that may result.
Patients who are injured by Januvia may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- 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 Iowa 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 [email protected].
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