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Sunday, September 27, 2009

FDA Adds Pancreatitis Warning to Januvia and Janumet Prescribing Information

Page changed: Januvia

Added information that FDA has added a warning about the association of pancreatitis with Januvia, including the information that "Furthermore, 47 of the 88 cases (53%) resolved once sitagliptin was discontinued."

Doctors are advised to warn patients prescribed Januvia of the symptoms of pancreatitis so they can be taken off the drug.

If you are on Januvia, has your doctor warned you about the symptoms of pancreatitis? If not, ask your doctor why. The doctor probably doesn't know of this latest issue with Januvia, as they usually don't know of the others, either.

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