Type 2 Diabetes medications such as Invokana have been the subject of lawsuits for injuries including kidney failure or amputation for sometime now. These medications are in a class known as SGLT2 Inhibitors and are now linked to a different side effect that the makers of these drugs failed to warn about – Fournier’s Gangrene.
Fournier’s Gangrene is a form of flesh-eating bacteria that attacks the genital and perineal areas, starting with pain and swelling, eventually progressing into open sores due to rotting tissue. Fortunately, it is a very rare condition, however, it is very serious with some studies finding a mortality rate as high as 40%. Medications in this category of Type 2 Diabetes treatments include Invokana, Invokamet, Farxiga, Jardiance, Glyxambi, Xigduo XR, and Synjardy.
If you or a loved one has taken one of these medications for Type 2 diabetes and also been diagnosed with Fournier’s Gangrene, please contact us to set up a free consultation.