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Diabetic Meds Causing Joint Pain

FDA Slaps Warning On DDP-4 inhibitors

DiabetesThe FDA has just issued a warning about a class of type 2 diabetes medicines called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors which may cause severe and debilitating joint pain. They have added this warning to the labels of all FDA approved DDP-4 inhibitors.

This includes the drug, Januvia which is also being studied for a possible increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer or pancreatitis.

What Medications Are DDP-4 Inhibitors?

FDA approved DDP-4 diabetes medicines have the active ingredient 
sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin, or alogliptin. The brand names of drugs containing these ingredients include:

  • Januvia
  • Janumet
  • Janumet XR
  • Onglyza
  • Kombliglyze XR
  • Tradienta
  • Glyxambi
  • Jentadueto
  • Nesina
  • Kazano
  • OseniDDP-4 inhibitors are used along with diet and exercise to control blood sugar in adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. They should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes. Whether used as [...]

Patients that were diagnosed after diabetes treatment with a class of medications, known as incretin mimetics, may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. Anyone that would like to know if they may have grounds for a Januvia lawsuit is urged to contact us immediately using the form on this page or by calling 855-776-5299.

The medications in this class, manufactured by several different pharmaceutical companies, include Januvia, Byetta, and Victoza.

What is Januvia?

Januvia (sitagliptin) mimics incretin hormones that the body produces naturally to stimulate the release of insulin in response to a meal.  Januvia is used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with Type 2 Diabetes.   Januvia is in pill form and taken once a day.  Approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2006, Januvia is marketed by Merck and was the company’s top selling drug in 2012.

Byetta (exenatide) stimulates [...]

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