Harmful Type II Diabetes Medications Identified by the FDA


Type II Diabetes Medication Announcement

Harmful type II diabetes medications have been identified by the F.D.A. If you are taking any of the type II diabetes medications listed on this page and experience any of the symptoms listed, seek medical attention immediately. Learn more about these harmful type II diabetes medications from Wallace & Graham, P.A. 


Harmful Type II Diabetes Medications Identified by the FDA.

The FDA issued a warning on August 29, 2018, that a class of type II diabetes medications called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors can cause a serious, but rare infection, called Fournier’s gangrene also referred to as necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum.  Fournier’s gangrene is an extremely rare, but life-threatening bacterial infection of the tissue under the skin that surrounds muscles, nerves, blood vessels and fat of the perineum. The perineum is located in the area between the scrotum and anus in men and area between the vagina and anus in women.


List of SGLT2 Inhibitors approved by the FDA:


Brand Name

Active Ingredient(s)




canagliflozin and metformin



Xigduo XR

dapagliflozin and metformin extended-release


dapagliflozin and saxagliptin




empagliflozin and linagliptin


empagliflozin and metformin

Synjardy XR

empagliflozin and metformin extended-release




ertugliflozin and metformin


ertugliflozin and sitagliptin


FDA Warning on Type II Diabetes Medications  


“FDA warns about rare occurrences of a serious infection of the genital area with SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes”, 

Aug. 29, 2018. Source: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm617360.htm


Type II Diabetes Medication and Fournier’s Gangrene Symptoms 

If you are taking a SGLT2 drug listed above for diabetes and experience any symptoms of redness, swelling or tenderness of the genitals or the area from the genitals back to the rectum, and also have a fever above 100.4 F, you should seek medical treatment immediately.  


Legal Representation for Harmful Type II Diabetes Medications

If you have additional questions or if you would like to discuss any legal concerns you may have, please feel free to call our office at 1-800-849-5291.  Our team of experts at Wallace & Graham, P.A. are ready to assist you.  We provide free consultations on appointment.  Please complete the form on this page or give us a call to schedule your consultation today.



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