SGLT2 Inhibitors: A New Side Effect In previous articles, I have discussed SGLT2 inhibitor diabetes drugs such as Invokana, Farxiga, and Jardiance and the adverse events associated with them. Such side effects include diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and lower-limb amputations. A recent study identified a new possible side effect of these drugs … [Read more...]
Can SGLT-2 Inhibitor Diabetes Drugs Increase Your Risk of Stroke?
While we have frequently discussed DKA, kidney damage, and amputations as possible side effects of diabetes drugs in the SGLT-2 inhibitors class -- such as Farxiga, Invokana, Jardiance -- strokes and thromboembolic events are also considered potential harmful effects of these drugs. Based on FAERS reports received during the second quarter of … [Read more...]
Risk of Lower Limb Amputations Doubled with Invokana and Invokamet Use
As of yesterday, May 16, 2017, the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication regarding an increased risk of leg and foot amputations due to use of popular diabetes drugs Invokana, Invokamet, and Invokamet XR, which contain canagliflozin. These drugs belong to the sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor class, and are the subjects of … [Read more...]
EMA Warns that Some Diabetes Drugs Cause Increased Risk of Amputation
Earlier today, February 10, 2017, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) released the findings of their Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) concerning the link between particular diabetes drugs and an increased risk of toe amputation. These diabetes drugs are part of the sodium glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor class of … [Read more...]