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Diabetes Drug Invokana Linked to Flesh-Eating Genital Infections

Diabetes Drug Invokana Linked to Flesh-Eating Genital Infections

The FDA has warned doctors and patients that some of the most popular diabetes drugs prescribed today may cause a flesh-eating bacterial genital infection. The FDA has said that as it continues its investigation, more cases will likely be uncovered.

Invokana: Diabetes Drug May Cost an Arm or a Leg

Invokana: Diabetes Drug May Cost an Arm or a Leg

According to the Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, approximately 1 out of every 69 of his patients taking canagliflozin for five years will end up with a drug-related amputation. These amputation commonly involve the toe, foot, or part of the leg, and are reportedly twice as likely to occur in patients taking Invokana for several years as opposed to other diabetic drugs.