*FDA WARNING* Certain Diabetes Medications Causing Flesh Eating Genital Infection
If you're taking medication for Diabetes, this is an all important message for you. The Federal Drug Administration has issued a warning regarding certain medications which are prescribed to treat diabetes saying they are responsible for 12 persons developing a flesh eating infection.
According to www.drugwatch.com:
From March 2013 to May 2018, the FDA identified 12 cases of Fournier’s gangrene. The disease — also known as necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum — occurred in people who took a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2).
SGLT2 inhibitors include drugs such as Invokana, Farxiga and Jardiance. About 1.7 million people received a prescription for these drugs in 2017. They work to control blood sugar by causing the kidneys to excrete excess sugar in urine.