Pancreatitis byetta

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Avatar f tn When I became a diabetic, I gained some weight, and all these health problems started. Anway, he has told me about his drug called Byetta, that it works on your blood surgars, but it also has the added affect of making you lose weight. Well, I was all gung ho to take it, then I read that it causes pretty severe stomach upset, that lasts a long time. And that it can cause pancreatic problems, but most importantly, it can cause kidney failure.
Avatar n tn Yes, there is a new FDA warning regarding pancreatitis and Byetta. However please know that in the vast majority of those reports(about 30 total) the patients had another serious risk factor for getting pancreatitis in the first place(alcohol drinking, gallstones, very high cholesterol etc).
Avatar f tn 08/2008) linking approximately 30 cases of acute pancreatitis in patients taking Byetta. There are four main kinds of injectable insulin. The type of insulin you use will depend on your individual needs and lifestyle. Search and understand them before discussing with your doctor. * Short-acting insulin, eg Actrapid: soluble insulin starts working within 30 to 60 minutes and lasts six to eight hours. Insulin analogues start working within 15 minutes and last for up to five hours.
Avatar n tn I am very glad you are feeling better overall and your sugars are improved, however I should mention that there is a small risk of developing pancreatitis(an inflamed pancreas) while taking Byetta. This can have some symptoms similar to what you described, although it usually does not come and go and classically is mid-abdominal pain.
Avatar f tn My husband has recurring acute pancreatitis that began with a gallbladder issue (& removal) in 2002. Gallbladder was found to be full of tiny stones that had not shown up on imaging. Several episodes requiring hospitalization afterward. He does not drink. Diabetic since 1998. The current episode began last fall with abdominal pain and diarrhea where he would miss work a couple days a week. Hospitalized in February 2011 for perhaps a week and sick ever since.
Avatar f tn My husband has recurring acute pancreatitis that began with a gallbladder issue (& removal) in 2002. Gallbladder was found to be full of tiny stones that had not shown up on imaging. Several episodes requiring hospitalization afterward. He does not drink. Diabetic since 1998. The current episode began last fall with abdominal pain and diarrhea where he would miss work a couple days a week. Hospitalized in February 2011 for perhaps a week and sick ever since.
Avatar f tn 1. Steroids, mumps, Epstein Barr Virus and Cytomegalovirus, Lupus and other immune diseases, very high calcium, lipids and triglycerides, drugs: sulfa drugs, steroids, NSAID use, diuretics, duodenal ulcer, diabetic drugs especially Byetta. The drugs could be a problem for both the pancrease and liver too. If you have been taking Byetta for diabetis it is very important to get treatment for that right away. I would say there is cause for concern but you are getting it checked out.
Avatar n tn I am very concerned about the Byetta as I have had pancreatitis before and was hypoglycemic as a teenager. Does the Provigil sound like the way to go or should I go see yet another dr? Should I be on a thyroid replacement yet? Thanks.
Avatar f tn I have been put on Lantus, which is working well, but now he (the doctor) has also put me on Byetta. I read all the warnings, and I asked the pharmacy, and they both told me the side effects are nausea, diahrrea, upset stomach and possible life threatening pancreatis. This bothers me, as my stomach upsets easily, but what I really want to know is how many of you have been on it and what your reactions were? Also, is the chance of being allergic to it very high?
1519223 tn?1500816586 In 2011, the FDA received almost 200 reports of acute and chronic pancreatitis linked to Januvia and Janumet – some of which were fatal. Pancreatitis Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. It can cause the body’s digestive enzymes to attack the pancreas. In severe cases, the disease can cause tissue damage, infection, cyst formation and bleeding. The damage can spread to other organs like the heart, kidneys and lungs, and the mortality rate is 10 to 30 percent.
Avatar n tn It was approved by the FDA in 1996 ,an 'atypical' antipsychotic a newer class of drugs without the motor side effects of the older Thorazine.Zyprexa has been linked to causing diabetes and pancreatitis. Zyprexa, which is used for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, accounted for 32% of Eli Lilly's $14.6 billion revenue last year. Did you know that Lilly made nearly $3 billion last year on diabetic meds, Actos,Humulin and Byetta? Yes!
Avatar m tn I would just like to know if anyone has lost weight or has had any side effects while taking this medication. I was on Byetta but the nausea never stopped and I felt bad all of the time. I took my first dose this morning of Victoza and so far there has been no nausea--I just hope it lasts. Any comments on this medication would greatly be appreciated.
233616 tn?1312790796 My doc recommended I go on Byetta if the BS goes back up, but it's expensive, and shots and monitoring...yuk. So that wouldn;t be my first choice, although he seems to think it's safer for the liver. I'm going to take some studies to my endocrinologist next week in the hope of doing all to avoid another pony ride (after 22 months who can blame me)..... So everybody throw me whatever YOU"VE GOT !!!!!