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Heart attacks and stroke: The risk of DPP-4 anti-diabetes drugs

May 06, 2018 – In April 2016 the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took regulatory action by mandating label changes with new warnings about an increased risk of heart failure for  new diabetes medicines in the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor drug class, including Saxagliptin (Onglyza),

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Diabetes is manageable if you know how

November 14, 2017 – Diabetes is manageable if you know how

Article by author Chloe Pearson.

Article top photo Jenny Hill at Unplash.

If you have diabetes, you already know that staying healthy is going to be a challenge: Keeping track of your blood sugar,

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Diabetes: Is rhabdomyolysis associated with DPP-IV inhibitors?

October 15, 2017 – According to the quarterly safety report April – June 2017 by the American Food & Drug Administration (FDA), originating from the  FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS), the class of diabetes drugs referred to as dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-IV inhibitors) may be associated with rhabdomyolysis,

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Is there a heightened risk of heart failure with diabetes medications containing saxagliptin and alogliptin?

April o5, 2016 – There have been indications that a heightened risk of heart failure may be associated with diabetes medications containing the pharmacologically active ingredients saxagliptin or alogliptin.  In the US, this includes  the FDA-approved drugs Saxagliptin (Onglyza), Saxagliptin/Metformin (Kombiglyze XR), Alogliptin (Nesina), Alogliptin/Metformin (Kazano), and Alogliptin/Pioglitazone (Oseni).

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Diabetes-Arzneimittel mit dem Wirkstoff Rosiglitazon – Vorgesehene Sistierung der Zulassung in der Europäischen Union.

23. September 2010 – Das Arzneimittel-Institut der Schweiz (Swissmedic) hat heute folgende Mitteilung veröffentlicht:

23.9.10. – Swissmedic.  Die Arzneimittelbehörde der EU (EMEA) sieht vor, die Zulassung der Diabetes-Medikamente mit dem Wirkstoff Rosiglitazon zu suspendieren; sie werden dort in einigen Monaten nicht mehr erhältlich sein. Mit diesem Wirkstoff sind in der Schweiz die Präparate Avandia® und Avandamet® Tabletten zugelassen (Rosiglitazon bzw.

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European Medicines Agency (EMEA) recommends withdrawal of Benfluorex from the market in European Union

December 31, 2009 – The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has recommended the withdrawal of all medicines containing Benfluorex in the European Union, because their risks, particularly the risk of heart valve disease, are greater than their benefits.

Doctors should stop prescribing Benfluorex-containing medicines and consider alternative treatments.

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