The pancreas is a small organ that sits behind the stomach. It releases insulin and other substances needed for digestion.
MedLine lists these symptoms of pancreatitis:
- Abdominal pain
- Clammy skin
- Fatty stools
- Mild jaundice (yellow skin)
- Weight loss
"FDA has asked and the maker of Byetta, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has agreed to include information about acute pancreatitis in the PRECAUTIONS section of the product label."
- FDA Alert, Exenatide (Byetta)