Byetta Lawsuit

Byetta (exenatide), manufactured by Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an injectable medication used to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. In October of 2007 the FDA reviewed 30 postmarketing reports of acute pancreatitis in patients taking Byetta. An association between Byetta and acute pancreatitis is suspected in some of these cases.

Healthcare professionals should instruct patients taking Byetta to seek prompt medical care if they experience unexplained persistent severe abdominal pain which may or may not be accompanied by vomiting. If pancreatitis is suspected, Byetta should be discontinued. If pancreatitis is confirmed, Byetta should not be restarted unless an alternative etiology is identified.

FDA has asked and the maker of Byetta, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to include information about acute pancreatitis in the PRECAUTIONS section of the product label.

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