Warning: SGLT2 Inhibitors

The FDA is warning that SGLT2 (sodium-glucose cotransporter-2) Inhibitors, diabetes drugs such as canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, or empagliflozin, can produce ketoacidosis which may result in life-threatening blood infections (urosepsis) and kidney infections (pyelonephritis) that start as urinary tract infections.  The FDA advises that patients stop taking their SGLT2 inhibitor and seek medical attention immediately if they have any symptoms of ketoacidosis, which include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, tiredness, and trouble breathing.  For full details see http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm475553.htm .

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