Type 2 diabetes drug may lead to excessive acid in the blood and UTI, FDA warns
December 9, 2015
"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added warnings to the labels of a specific class of type 2 diabetes medicines, after a safety review showed it may lead to having too much acid in the blood and serious urinary tract infections.
Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2, or SGLT2 inhibitors, refers to a class of prescription medicines that FDA approved to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. It is not, however, approved by the agency for use in patients with type 1 diabetes."