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FDA STRENGTHENS KIDNEY RISK WARNINGS FOR SGLT-2 DIABETES MEDICATIONS

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jun 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The FDA, last week strengthened warnings over four diabetes drugs that may cause life-threatening kidney damage. The four medications are:

 -Farxiga

-Xigduo XR

-Invokana, and

-Invokamet

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 The new labels will have more information about acute kidney injuries and recommendations about how to minimize risk.  

The FDA says that they have received 101 reports of acute kidney injury form March 2013 through October 2015. This number only includes reports submitted to the FDA so there are likely many more cases. One fifth of those cases required hospitalization in intensive care and four involved death. For more than half of the cases, the problem occurred within a month of the patient beginning the medication.  

The FDA recommends that prior to beginning these medications, kidney function be assessed and monitored periodically thereafter.  If acute kidney injury occurs the drug should be discontinued promptly.  

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.

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