Our Byetta Attorneys Fight for the Rights of Those Injured by Exenatide Injection Manufacturer Amylin Pharmaceuticals
Statistics show that since Byetta entered the market in April 2005, and there have been over seven million prescriptions filled.
Byetta, or exenatide, was approved in April 2005 for treating type 2 diabetes. The medication is a type of incretin mimetics and is manufactured by a company known as Amylin Pharmaceuticals. Byetta is injected through the arm, abdomen, or thigh, and is typically taken before the first meal of the day.
Since Byetta has been approved to treat type 2 diabetes, there have been many lawsuits filed against the company. These lawsuits extend from personal injury to wrongful death, as this drug can have serious side effects if not taken correctly. If you need advice from a Byetta attorney, we can help.
At Arguello, Hope & Associates, our team of dangerous drug lawyers believe that if you or a loved one has been injured or killed from taking a dangerous drug, such as Byetta, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their losses and damages including; pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, medical expenses and funeral expenses.
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Important Information about Byetta (Exenatide)
Byetta can treat many symptoms for type 2 diabetes; there are also many things that individuals must recognize prior to taking Byetta. This information is important in recognizing if Byetta is right for you, or if it could cause extreme side effects. Thus, there are several reasons why an individual should not be taking Byetta.
Some of the reasons not to use Byetta include:
- Do not take after a meal
- Do not take if you are allergic to exenatide
- Do not take if you are breastfeeding or plan to be
- Do not take if you are pregnant or plan to be
- Do not take if you have a history of alcoholism
- Do not take if you have gall stones
- Do not take if you have high triglycerides
- Do not take if you have pancreatitis
- Do not take if you have severe kidney disease
- Do not take if you have severe stomach disorder
- Do not take if you use fast or short-actin insulin
- Do not take to treat type 1 diabetes
These are merely a few reasons an individual may not want to take Byetta, as your doctor will be able to determine which medications are right for each individual.
Severe Byetta Side Effects
As Byetta is used to treat type 2 diabetes, there are several different side effects of which an individual may experience. These side effects can vary in severity and in some cases my lead to death if immediate medical attention is not sought out immediately.
Some Byetta side effects include:
- Altered mood
- Back pain
- Decreased blood sugar
- Difficulty breathing
- Increased thirst
- Loss of appetite
- Pain in stomach
- Reduced or lack of urination
- Swelling of the face, lips, throat, or tongue
- Weight gain
…just to name a few
Our attorneys advise that individuals suffering from one or more of these side effects seek medical attention as soon as possible following an injury. This medical attention will ensure your safety and provide you with medical documentation, which can be used to build a robust case against the negligent injury causing individual or entity.
Byetta Injury Statistics
In addition to the side effects listed above, there have been several cases of pancreatitis and kidney failure, some of which even resulted in death. As with any injury caused by a drug, they may become more life threatening if they are not treated as soon as possible, or if an allergic reaction develops.
- October 2007 – The FDA reported 30 Byetta users had developed acute pancreatitis.
- 2005 to 2008 – There were 78 reports of kidney problems in Byetta patients
- August 2008 – Six Byetta patients developed hemorrhagic pancreatitis or necrotizing pancreatitis, resulting in two deaths
- August 2008 – Virginia man filed lawsuit due to not adequate label change
- 2008 – The FDA warns to strengthen warning labels for Byetta
- 2009 – The FDA warns Byetta users may risk altered kidney function, including kidney failure
If you are suffering from one of the above injuries, or side effects, it is recommended to seek medical attention to prevent further injury or death.
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At Arguello, Hope & Associates, our lawyers are able to develop robust arguments for cases and will fight for the MAXIMUM compensation available. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help guide you through the entire litigation process and take the financial pressure associated with your injuries away.
Based in Houston, our lawyers are able to serve clients throughout the entire state of Texas and beyond.
Some locations we serve include:
- Birmingham, AL
- Joplin, MO
- Oklahoma City, OK
- Phoenix, AZ
…and many cities, towns, and suburbs in the surrounding area
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