Invokana is a drug that is used to treat low blood sugar in adults when those adults suffer from Type 2 diabetes. However, studies have recently found a link between drugs such as Invokana and diabetic ketoacidosis as well as other adverse events. If you or someone you know would like to speak about Invokana or any of the potential lawsuits that have been filed by people who were harmed after taking Invokana, call our Invokana lawyers day or night. Our attorneys offer a free consultation on all claims.
Does Invokana Cause Diabetic Ketoacidosis?
In the middle of 2015 the Food and Drug Administration warned that Invokana and other drugs that are known as SGLT2 inhibitors may lead to ketoacidosis. Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration has warned that Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors may cause issues with an individual’s bones which may lead to bone breaks.
What Is Diabetic Ketoacidosis?
Diabetic Ketoacidosis is a condition that develops when an individual’s body cannot produce enough insulin. When an individual lacks insulin, their muscles do not have sufficient energy, and an individual’s body begins to break down fat cells. This process produces a buildup of acids in the bloodstream which can be harmful. Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include, frequent urination, excessive thirst, vomiting, weakness, abdominal pain and confusion. Obviously, an individual’s keto levels in their blood will also be increased.
Does Invokana Cause Amputations?
More recently, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a black box warning for the increased risk of amputations as a result of Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors. The black box warning is based upon two recent studies which showed a two fold increase in amputations of the toe, foot and leg for patients with type 2 diabetes who are taking Invokana ans similar SGLT2 drugs. A black box warning is the most serious warning that the Food and Drug Administration can issue.
Does Invokana Cause Kidney Problems?
The FDA has additionally warned that certain kidney issues and side effects have occurred when people are taking Invokana and other SGLT2 Inhibitors. Impaired kidney function and kidney injuries have occurred and can include kidney failure, kidney stones, dehydration and urinary tract infections. Some of the symptoms associated with these adverse effects and injuries include swelling of the legs and feet.
Does Invokana Cause Cardiovascular Problems?
Invokana has also been linked to cardiovascular problems and adverse events. There have been studies which showed an increase in adverse cardiovascular events for individuals taking Invokana as compared to individuals who were not taking the drug. In many circumstances, increased cardiovascular problems can also cause increase risk of stroke as both medical events are typically the result of clots.
Have Invokana Lawsuits Been Filed?
Invokana lawsuits have been filed in the state of New Jersey. Those lawsuits include claims which have been filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Janssen Pharmaceuticals is a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. The lawsuits include allegations that Janssen and Johnson and Johnson failed to warn about all the potential side effects of taking Invokana. Additionally, the lawsuits allege that the companies misrepresented or hid some of the adverse side effects that are associated with Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors.
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