Millions of Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes. Invokana was developed to help treat Type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, recent studies and case reports have shown Invokana can increase the risk of certain serious side effects and adverse events.
What Is Invokana?
Invokana is a prescription drug that is used to lower the blood sugar in the body. It is a SLGT2 (sodium-glucose Cotransporter-2) inhibitor, which lower blood sugar by causing the kidneys to remove sugar from the body through urine.
What Is Invokana Prescribed To Treat?
Invokana is only indicated for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. It is not indicated to treat Type 1 diabetes mellitus, and it has no other FDA-approved indication.
The Dangers Associated With Invokana
The FDA has warned the SLGT2 inhibitors, like Invokana, can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which is a condition caused by high acid levels in the blood. The FDA has also warned that Invokana can increase the risk of bone factures and kidney conditions.
Invokana has been linked to certain injuries, including:
- Breathing difficulty
- Abdominal pain
- Dry skin
- Kidney failure
- Kidney damage
- Kidney stones
- Urinary tract infections
- Cardiovascular side effects
- Increased risk of amputations
The Manufacturers’ Failure To Warn
Drug manufacturers have a responsibility to warn patients of all risks associated with their drugs. Unfortunately, the manufacturers of Invokana failed to warn patients of the risks of the injuries listed above. For patients who have suffered injuries after taking Invokana, holding the manufacturers responsible may feel like an overwhelming and impossible task. However, with the help of an experienced pharmaceutical attorney, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries.
National Invokana Injury Lawyers
With over 25 years of experience standing up to big drug companies, the lawyers at Nabers Law Firm are uniquely qualified to help patients who have suffered injuries from Invokana. If you or someone you love suffered harm or injury after taking Invokana, call Nabers Law Firm today for a free consultation.