Possibility of Pancreatitis in Patients Taking Byetta

PDF E-mail

FDA is alerting healthcare professionals that Byetta (exenatide) may be associated with acute pancreatitis in some patients. Byetta is administered subcutaneously to treat type 2 diabetes.

FDA has reviewed 30 reports of acute pancreatitis in patients taking Byetta. Twenty-one were hospitalized, five of them with serious complications. Twenty-two of the patients improved after discontinuing the drug.

Practitioners should be alert to the signs and symptoms of pancreatitis in patients taking Byetta. If pancreatitis is suspected, discontinue the drug. If the diagnosis is confirmed, do not restart Byetta unless an alternative cause for the pancreatitis is identified.

Patients taking Byetta should be cautioned to promptly seek medical care if they experience symptoms of pancreatitis, such as persistent and severe abdominal pain, possibly accompanied by vomiting.

The manufacturer of Byetta, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, has agreed to include information about pancreatitis in the Precautions section of the drug's labeling.


Additional Information:

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. Byetta (exenatide). October 16, 2007

FDA: Information for Healthcare Professionals - Exenatide (marketed as Byetta)

FDA: Exenatide information


It is possible that you know about cialis cost. Many young men know it as Sildenafil. A spread form of sexual dysfunction among men is the erectile dysfunction. Luckily many problems with sexual health can be treated by cost of cialis. Spinal cord injuries can promote to erectile dysfunction. A global class of antidepressants, which include Paxil — may cause problems in bed. If you have annoyance getting an hard-on, it's considerable to see a certified physician before pursuing any sort of medications.


Quick Call Back

Free Case Review

Mulligan Family Foundation

The Mulligan Family Foundation was established by Patrick J. Mulligan to support kids in need throughout the United States, and especially in California and Texas. For more information, click here.

Top Attorneys in Texas 

Super Lawyers

Do You Have A Case?