Sodium–Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitor Use Associated With Fournier's Gangrene: A Review of Case Reports and Spontaneous Post-Marketing Cases
figureposted on 2021-09-13, 18:10 authored by Bao Anh Tran, Wendy H. Updike, Krystal Bullers, Erini Serag-Bolos
Sodium–glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are effective for glycemic control and have demonstrated cardiorenal benefits. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a boxed warning in 2018 regarding the potential development of Fournier’s gangrene (FG) with the use of SGLT2 inhibitors. FG is a serious perineal infection with a mortality rate of up to 88% in some cases.