Januvia is a type 2 diabetes medication. It is manufactured by Merck & Co, Inc. and is a medicine that helps control blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes by regulating the levels of insulin your body produces after eating.

Recently it has been shown that Januvia may lead to the development of pancreatic cancer.  On September 25, 2009, the FDA announced it was revising Januvia’s label information because between October 2006 and February 2009, 88 people taking Januvia reported developing acute pancreatitis, and of them two had hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis. Fifty-eight of the 88 required hospitalization, and nineteen of the 88 patients developed pancreatitis within 30 days of starting Januvia,.

Some of the Januvia side effects include:

  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Upper abdominal Pain
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Kidney Failure
  • High or Low Blood Pressure
  • Elevated Heart or Respiratory Rates
  • Necrotizing Pancreatitis
  • Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis
  • Death
  • Headache


If you or a loved one has suffered any of the above symptoms and has taken Januvia, please contact the attorneys of Goldberg Simpson, LLC for a free consultation.