Claims and lawsuits are being made after the manufacturer of Invokana never adequately warned doctors and patients of the harmful side effects associated with SGLT2 inhibitors such as
- Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
- Urinary tract infections (UTI)
- Kidney failure
- Heart attacks, and
- Bone fractures.
Invokana (canagliflozin) is a type-2 diabetes medication that helps control the blood sugar levels by forcing the removal of excess glucose through the urine. Originally approved in 2013, the medication proved to be more dangerous than expected when, in 2015 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a new warning about harmful side effects. There was an increased risk for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Other hazardous adverse reactions included severe kidney damage and failure.
The most dangerous potential side effect of Invokana is diabetic ketoacidosis, a condition where too much acid is present in the bloodstream. If severe enough, diabetic ketoacidosis can lead to hospitalization and life-threatening complications.
Diabetic ketoacidosis signs and symptoms often develop quickly, sometimes within 24 hours. For some, these signs and symptoms may be the first indication of having diabetes. You may notice:
- Excessive thirst
- Frequent urination
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Weakness or fatigue
- Shortness of breath
- Fruity-scented breath
In fact our firm is currently helping those damaged by Invokana (canagliflozin.)
If you or a loved one has taken Invokana call our law firm for more information on how to assert your claims.
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