New boxed warnings – the most serious warnings the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can give – were added to the safety labels of the type 2 diabetes drugs Janumet and Kombiglyze XR, informing patients and their doctors that the drugs have been linked to cases of lactic acidosis resulting in death, hypotension, and resistant bradyarrhythmias (slow heart rate). Lactic acidosis is a medical condition in which there is a buildup of lactate in the body, resulting in an excessively low pH. A boxed warning, also called a black box warning, is applied to drugs or medical devices for which there ... Read More
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