New diabetes drugs have some questionable side effects

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Some new medications for diabetes have some side effects which would appear to make them questionable for use in any diabetics.... and according to whistle blowers, the manufacturing pharmaceutical firms have been either leaving these side effects (including kidney damage) out of their ads completely, or greatly understating...

The following was taken from an article in the news:

"In fact 'low blood pressure is a major side effect” for two drugs (Farxiga and Invokana), adding in a statement 'other side effects of the five drugs include urinary tract infections, yeast infections (Farxiga, Jardiance and Invokana), bladder cancer (Farxiga), pancreatitis, thyroid C-cell tumors (Victoza and Bydureon) and kidney failure (all five drugs).' "

I researched Farxiga, one of the new medications, to see exactly what the action of this drug was. To begin with, it was really hard to figure out just WHAT this drug is and exactly how it works except that it somehow removes extra sugar from the kidneys (?).

From, I learned that there is a rather distressly long list of gnarly side effects with Farixa, including;  Anxiety, bladder pain,bloody or cloudy urine, blurred vision. chills, cold sweats, coma, confusion, cool, pale skin, decreased frequency or amount of urine, depression, difficult, burning, or painful urination, dizziness, fast heartbeat, frequent urge to urinate, headache, increased hunger, increased thirst, itching of the vagina or genitals, loss of appetite, lower back or side pain, nausea, nightmares, seizures, shakiness, slurred speech, swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs, thick, white vaginal discharge with mild or no odor, troubled breathing, unusual tiredness or weakness, vomiting and weight gain.

Also two other groups of drugs may negatively, interact with Farxiga - including diuretics and other oral diabetes meds, most of which many diabetics are taking...

These drugs can cause yeast infections of the urinary organs also... as well as dehydration...

Bottom line, you might want to consider passing up the new meds and stick with the safe and effective, metformin and glypozide which, together with diet and exercise work well to keep blood sugar levels down.

Source of Farxiga information

Source of news article