New FDA warning out on Byetta

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   Posted 8/18/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
the new warning claims ther have been deaths from severe pancrentitus caused from byetta. I have been on Byetta for 2 years and this news is very upseting. 

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   Posted 8/18/2008 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Lugie, as with all drugs we have to understand there may be reactions, serious or not serious, so please contact your doctor if you feel uncomfortable continuing using Byetta.  Maybe you can be put on another medication instead.  Here is the article I found:

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   Posted 8/19/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow! That is distressing news. Several years ago my primary care physician at that time investigated having me enter the Byetta trials. After he read through all the information (I really miss him he passed away in 2005) he explained that he was reversing his thoughts on me using it. He said he read about indications that people who have stomach issues (Chron's IBS, GERD (I have Chronic GERD)) probably should not go on Byetta because of the potential for developing pancreatitis. In my case it was compounded by having a mild case of pancreatitis the year before (which is what kicked me over from pre-diabetic to diabetic).

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