The FDA’s safety communication comes after a four-year interim analysis, completed by the independent monitoring committee for the Canagliflozin Cardiovascular Assessment Study (CANVAS).
The study tracked roughly 4,000 type 2 diabetes patients treated with either a 100 mg or 300 mg daily dose of Invokana or a placebo. The panel reportedly found there were higher rates of lower-limb amputation in the Invokana groups.
On May 16, 2017, the FDA put out a safety announcement confirming an increased risk of leg and foot amputations with the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet).
“Based on new data from two large clinical trials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that the type 2 diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) causes an increased risk of leg and foot amputations. We are requiring new warnings, including our most prominent Boxed Warning, to be added to the canagliflozin drug labels to describe this risk,” the warning says.
“Patients taking canagliflozin should notify your health care professionals right away if you develop new pain or tenderness, sores or ulcers, or infections in your legs or feet. Talk to your health care professional if you have questions or concerns. Do not stop taking your diabetes medicine without first talking to your health care professional.”
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