Were you injured while taking the prescription drug Byetta? You may be able to file a lawsuit with the help of a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer at our firm. Martinian Lawyers is dedicated to pursuing maximum financial compensation for victims of dangerous prescription drugs.
Byetta is a type 2 diabetes drug manufactured by Amylin Pharmaceuticals. Byetta is the brand name and Exenatide is the generic name for the drug. Byetta is administered by injection and is prescribed to thousands of diabetics in the U.S. in conjunction with their insulin. Listed below are some of the adverse side effects that clinical testing and user reports have indicated. If you or someone you love experienced any of the following, then you should contact a Los Angeles Byetta injury attorney from our firm.
Side Effects of Byetta
As of 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that there was a label change for Byetta. The label was revised to include some of the other safety risks, specifically, kidney problems.
While many people only experience minor side effects, Amylin Pharmaceuticals released warnings that Byetta could cause the following:
- Low blood sugar
- Kidney problems
- Pregnancy risks
Some of the most common minor side effects of the drug include:
- Nausea, diarrhea and/or vomiting
- Feelings of dizziness or jitters
- General feelings of weakness
If you or someone you love was taking Byetta and suffered a serious side effect (from the first list) and that side effect led to serious injury then you may have a lawsuit. Amylin has even noted that some of the more severe side effects can even be fatal, particularly kidney problems. If you are currently experiencing any of the negative side effects, stop using Byetta and contact your doctor immediately.
Do I Have a Byetta Lawsuit?
From April 2005 to October 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received 78 reports of kidney-specific problems in conjunction with Byetta. This prompted the FDA to further investigate the pharmaceutical. They issued a warning so that patients and healthcare providers alike could be aware of who is and who isn’t a good candidate for this type 2 diabetes drug.
Doctors should not prescribe Byetta if the patient:
- Has a history of kidney problems or alcohol abuse;
- Has known allergic reactions to any of the Byetta ingredients;
- Is already taking a medication that could lower blood sugar; or
- Believes they are pregnant or could become pregnant
Patients who were not properly warned of the risks of Byetta and were injured as a result may be able to file a lawsuit against Amylin Pharmaceuticals with the help of a Los Angeles dangerous drug attorney at our firm. Martinian Lawyers can evaluate your case in order to determine if you can take legal action. Many individuals may have been harmed because of their use of the Byetta injection. Since there is a statute of limitations (time limit) for cases of this nature, we encourage you to contact our firm as soon as possible to discuss your case.
Contact a Los Angeles Byetta Lawyer for Your Byetta Case
Whether you used Byetta in the past or you are currently using it to aid in the management of your type 2 diabetes, Martinian Lawyers is here to help. Our firm is staffed with caring Los Angeles Byetta injury attorneys who are ready to investigate you case and take legal action on your behalf if Byetta caused you harm.
Not everyone is entitled to a lawsuit, which is why we encourage people to contact us. We can provide you with trusted legal counsel.