Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. Pancreatitis can be acute, appearing suddenly and lasting for a few days, or it can be chronic, developing gradually and persisting over many years. Although a combination of environmental and genetic factors likely plays a role in the development of most cases of pancreatitis, long-term alcohol abuse remains a leading cause of both acute and chronic pancreatitis.

Acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis have similar side effects, which may include:

  • mild to severe abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • fever
  • infection

Pancreatitis is a serious side effect of Byetta, a prescription drug used to treat type 2 diabetes.

If you or a loved one took Byetta and suffered a serious side effect, such as pancreatitis, contact our Byetta side effects lawyers for a confidential and free case evaluation. 

Published November 17, 2011 by