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Diabetes | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Disease: Injury, Blood Sugar Disorder | Prescription Medications, Zyprexa, Risperdal, Seroquel, Geodon

Several prescription medications have been associated with causing diabetes. Studies have shown that atypical antipsychotic drugs including: Zyprexa, Risperdal, Seroquel, and Geodon can cause diabetes. These drugs have also been linked with other blood sugar disorders including hyperglycemia and pancreatitis. Antipsychotics are commonly prescribed to treat patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Additionally, the impotence drug Levitra and the antibiotic Tequin can cause diabetes.

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles.

There are 18.2 million people in the United States, or 6.3% of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 13 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, unfortunately, 5.2 million people (or nearly one-third) are unaware that they have the disease.  Often diabetes goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.

Some diabetes symptoms include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Increased fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Blurry vision

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Diabetes

If you or a loved one has taken prescription medications and been diagnosed with Diabetes, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified defective drug attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).

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FDA identifies stumbling blocks for new diabetes drug

Jan 9, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration issued a statement this week indicating that a clinical trial of a new type 2 diabetes drug has suffered some setbacks as there have been a rash of dangerous side effects reported among its participants. According to a Reuters report, the FDA published a report this week on the developments of a clinical trial on the prospective Johnson & Johnson drug canagliflozin, a proposed new prescription drug treatment in the fight against type 2 diabetes. The...

Januvia's cancer risk, other side effects more to consider for diabetics

Jan 2, 2013
As more Americans are diagnosed with diabetes - currently about 1 in 4 already are affected with some form of the disease - they'll all be faced a potentially deadly dilemma: which prescription drug should they and their doctors choose that presents the most benefits and least potentially fatal side effects. A new report published this week at the Web site FoodConsumer.org calls attention to a newer form of type 2 diabetes drug emerging on the market, Januvia. Januvia is manufactured by Merck...

FDA orders AstraZeneca to change promotions on Seroquel

Nov 28, 2006 | www.delawareonline.com
AstraZeneca Plc. said today it is cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration to address the agency's concern about marketing material the company distributed to physicians regarding Seroquel, its drug for treating schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. The FDA's Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications, in a Nov. 16 letter to AstraZeneca, said the material is "false and misleading" because it minimized the risk of diabetes and did not adequately communicate the...

AstraZeneca Warned by FDA About Misleading Seroquel Marketing Material

Nov 28, 2006 | NewsInferno.com
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a warning letter to drug maker AstraZeneca, claiming that some of the company’s promotional material for Seroquel contains “false or misleading” information. According to the FDA, AstraZeneca failed to adequately detail the risks of hyperglycemia and diabetes and omitted important data about neuroleptic malignant syndrome and other relevant conditions. Seroquel, an atypical antipsychotic that is used in the treatment of bipolar...

Epidemic of Obesity Threatens More than U.S. Children's Waisteline, It Doubles the Risk of Diabetes

Mar 7, 2006 | Newsinferno News Staff
The combination of fast-food loaded with fat and calories, massive portions that bear no relationship to daily nutritional requirements, and the lack of physical activity have pushed the percentage of U.S. children who are obese (or almost obese) to around 50%.If the only problem created by this epidemic of obesity was finding clothing that fits, medical experts would not be concerned. Unfortunately, the dangers faced by seriously overweight children are very real and quite alarming. These...

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