Diabetes Drugs Victoza, Januvia, Byetta Can Cause Cancer

by Jim Adler

Is someone in your family a diabetic? And have they taken diabetes drugs Victoza, Januvia or Byetta? If so, and if they suffered pancreatic cancer or thyroid cancer, your family could be due financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering caused by these defective drugs.

Byetta, Januvia and Victoza are taken by many Americans who have type 2 diabetes in order to regulate blood sugar levels. But their side effects can be harmful — even fatal. That also can be true for such diabetes drugs as Actos, Avandia, metformin and sulfonylurea.

According to research at the University of California at Los Angeles, Januvia (generic name: sitagliptin) heightens the danger of pancreatic cancer by 2.7 times for users.

Victoza (generic name: liraglutid), taken once daily by injection, also can raise the risk of pancreatic cancer, as well as thyroid cancer, pancreatitis and severe allergic reactions.

Byetta (generic name: exenatide) also can elevate users’ risk of suffering pancreatic cancer or thyroid cancer, as well as acute necrotizing pancreatitis, acute renal (kidney) failure and severe or even life-threatening kidney complications.

Unfortunately, many Americans have taken such defective drugs and could be exposed to thyroid cancer or pancreatic cancer as a result. About 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and as many as 95 percent have the type 2 diabetes for which Victoza, Byetta or Januvia may be prescribed.

Too many pharmaceutical companies reap billions of dollars in profits while innocent Americans suffer as “collateral damage.” Jim S. Adler & Associates stands up for victims’ legal rights and fights back.

If a family member has suffered pancreatic cancer or thyroid cancer after taking Victoza, Januvia or Byetta, contact an experienced defective drug lawyer at once. You may need a diabetes drug lawsuit on your behalf.

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