Diabetes Drug Side-Effects Lead to FDA Warning

Popular Type 2 Diabetes Drug Side-Effects Leads to FDA Warning

NATIONAL—INVOKANA is a popular Diabetes medication known as Canagliflozin. Invokana is a gliflozin class drug and is also a subtype 2 sodium-glucose transport inhibitor. This means it is used for treatment, but Invokana is specifically for Type 2 Diabetes. However, use of this drug could increase risk of Ketoacidosis, Kidney Failure, Heart Attack or Stroke, FDA warns.

The FDA will commonly issue a warning when serious side-effects are noted and reported. But their warning does not mean they pull the drug from circulation. Here is a list of brand name drugs that are currently under investigation by the FDA:

  • INVOKANA (Invokamet)
  • FARXIGA
  • XIGDO XR
  • GLYXAMBI
Update

Invokana was finally pulled from circulation in 2017 due to the major complications. However, the FDA placed a new label on the drug listing the major side effects. Consequently, sales have shrunk dramatically, leading to increased sales for Jardiance and Farxiga.

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Resource(s)

SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT: FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA strengthens kidney warnings for diabetes medicines canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) and dapagliflozin (Farxiga, Xigduo XR), U.S. Food & Drug Administration (Jun. 14, 2016), available at http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm505860.htm.

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