Invokana Linked to Lower Limb Amputations

Female hands with prescription drugs on whit ebackgroundThe FDA has added a new warning for these patients to heed. In 2015, they cautioned that Invokana was linked to an increased risk of bone fractures, followed by the increased risk of acute kidney damage, last year. Now, the warning box will include notices of the increased risk for lower limb amputations.

In clinical trials, the amputation risk was equal to 5.9 out of 1,000 for patients taking canagliflozin and only 2.8 out of every 1,000 for those taking the placebo. Due to these findings, not only is the FDA issuing this new warning, they also suggest talking to your medical provider immediately if you notice new pain or tenderness, sores or ulcers, or infections in your legs or feet.

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