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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Wednesday a serious genital infection has been reported in patients taking a certain class of diabetes drugs, with one death and 11 others hospitalised. The warning pertains to a class of medicines called SGLT2 inhibitors, first approved in 2013 to lower blood sugar in adults with Type 2 diabetes.

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FDA: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that cases of a rare but serious infection of the genitals and area around the genitals have been reported with the class of type 2 diabetes medicines called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. This serious rare infection, called necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum, is also referred to as Fournier's gangrene. We are requiring a new warning about this risk to be added to the prescribing information of all SGLT2 inhibitors and to the patient Medication Guide.

SGLT2 inhibitors are FDA-approved for use with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. SGLT2 inhibitors lower blood sugar by causing the kidneys to remove sugar from the body through the urine. First approved in 2013, medicines in the SGLT2 inhibitor class include canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, empagliflozin, and ertugliflozin (see FDA-Approved SGLT2 Inhibitors). In addition, empagliflozin is approved to lower the risk of death from heart attack and stroke in adults with type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Untreated, type 2 diabetes can lead to serious problems, including blindness, nerve and kidney damage, and heart disease.

Patients should seek medical attention immediately if you experience any symptoms of tenderness, redness, or swelling of the genitals or the area from the genitals back to the rectum, and have a fever above 100.4 F or a general feeling of being unwell. These symptoms can worsen quickly, so it is important to seek treatment right away.

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Get dibeetus, take meds...get -------- lopped off

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-09-10 10:48 PM | Reply

"canagliflozin (Invokana)
dapagliflozin (Farxiga)
empagliflozin (Jardiance)
empagliflozin/linagliptin (Glyxambi)
empagliflozin/metformin (Synjardy)
dapagliflozin/metformin (Xigduo XR)"

So basically all the ones big pharma pimp on tv all the time.

Will the FDA pull them? Nooooooo nope nope. Too much money to be made all around for that.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2018-09-11 07:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

and marijuana is still a schedule 1 drug..they'll let your babies die if it makes 'em an extra nickel

#3 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-09-11 02:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Anyone hear from Goatmam lately? How is his taint?

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-09-11 02:49 PM | Reply

I recall he had a toe or two taken before he danced into the sunset.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-09-11 02:49 PM | Reply

This may explain the mysterious disappearance of Chubby Goatmam, a known Diabetes sufferer.

#6 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2018-09-11 06:05 PM | Reply

This may explain the mysterious disappearance of Chubby Goatmam, a known Diabetes sufferer.

POSTED BY MONTECORE AT 2018-09-11 06:05 PM | REPLY

He received the RCADE Boot.

#7 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-11 06:16 PM | Reply

That probably hurt, given that this condition causes a sore ass.

#8 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2018-09-11 06:25 PM | Reply

That probably hurt, given that this condition causes a sore ass.

POSTED BY MONTECORE AT 2018-09-11 06:25 PM | REPLY

I'd rather have a sore keister than be Goatman.

#9 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-11 06:27 PM | Reply

Be nice, Laura. Goatmam is/was almost certainly mentally ill.

#10 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2018-09-11 07:01 PM | Reply

He's reading this right now.

Hi Goat!

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-09-11 08:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

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