A popular class of type 2 diabetes drugs referred to as Dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP-4) inhibitors may cause users to develop painful skin conditions and have been linked to painful skin injuries such as:
Toxic skin eruption
The FDA has reports of the above skin diseases and additional skin symptoms that appear to be linked to DPP-4 inhibitors, but as of today, the FDA has only required a label change to include the risk of bullous pemphigoid.
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1. Did you take diabetes medication?
2. Did you then develop skin injuriy or complications?
FDA Safety Labeling Change added a new warning for “Bullous Pemphigoid” which is a rare skin disorder that results in skin rashes and blistering on the legs, arms and abdomen. Pemphigoid can also cause blistering on the mucous membranes. Mucous membranes produce mucous that helps protect the inside of the body such as eyes, nose, mouth and genitals.
DDP-4 Inhibitors include:
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According to a December 2016 FDA, DPP-4 inhibitors used to treat diabetes mellitus type 2 were found to cause Bullous Pemphigoid in several individuals. For this reason, the FDA sent out label change requirements to the manufacturers of these drugs. According to the FDA, each of the reported injured individuals had very serious outcomes, half of them required hospitalization and one died.
Symptoms and Characteristics of a Pemphigoid Diagnosis:
Blistering that occurs on the arms, legs, abdomen and mucous membranes
Red rash develops before the blisters
Blisters are large and filled with fluid that is usually clear, but may contain some blood
The blisters are thick and do not rupture easily
The skin around the blisters may appear normal or slightly red or dark
Ruptured blisters are usually sensitive and painful
Hives and itching
How do I know if My Blisters are Pemphigoid?
Should You File a Diabetes Drug Lawsuit To Protect Your Legal Rights?
Did you take DPP-4 Diabetes Medication?
Other Diabetes Medication
Were you diagnosed with a skin disease or did you experience side effects?
Blistering / Rash
Other Diagnosis or Complications
If you answered yes to these two questions you should look into your legal rights. Fill out our Secure Diabetes Drug Skin Condition Instant Case Evaluation if you believe you may need to protect your legal rights.
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