Studies Show That Invokana Causes Ketoacidosis and Amputation of the Lower Extremities
If you have suffered negative side effects after being prescribed Invokana – you need an experienced attorney on your side. The Fitts Law Firm will aggressively pursue your claim to hold the drug manufacturer accountable for the harm they caused. You don’t have to suffer in silence, contact the Fitts Law Firm today for your free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation. We will review you case, identify your options, and let you know how we can help.
What is Invokana?
Invokana, also referred to as canagliflozin, is a relatively new drug designed for the treatment of Type-2 diabetes. Combined with proper diet and exercise the medication is intended to lower patient blood sugar. Invokana is classified as an SGLT2 (sodium-glucose cotransporter-2) inhibitors. Invokana lowers blood sugar by blocking the absorption of glucose in the kidneys, increasing the excretion of it through the urinary tract. When paired with a healthy lifestyle Invokana has been shown to decrease blood sugar levels in patented with Type-2 diabetes.
Tragically, despite its hope and potential, Invokana has been linked to a series of serious, adverse side effects.
Invokana Side Effects
In 2016 the FDA updated the labeling of Invokana to further highlight the seriousness of side effects linked to the drug. Unfortunately this action comes all too late for patients who had already been prescribed Invokana. Patients who have been prescribed Invokana have suffered negative side effects such as:
- Orthostatic hypotension (dizziness when standing)
- Ketoacidosis (excess acid in the blood)
- Kidney damage/kidney failure
- UTI (urinary tract infection)
- Yeast infections in both men and women
- Heart attack
- Allergic reactions
- Swollen hands and/or feet
- Abdominal pain and more
The side effects from Invokana can become so severe that they require hospitalization, lead to coma, or can even cause death. Invokana isn’t the only SGLT2 inhibitor linked to adverse side effects: Invokamet, Forxiga, Xigduo XR, Jardiance, and Glyxambi have all been linked to excess acid in the bloodstream (ketoacidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis, and ketosis). The disastrous consequences of these side effects have led to numerous lawsuits being filed against the drug manufacturer. If you have suffered any of these side effects or others because of Invokana, there is legal help available.
If you have suffered harmful side effects from Invokana (or any of the other SGLT2 inhibitors such as Invokamet, Forxiga, Xigduo XR or others) you need an experienced personal injury attorney who knows the pharmaceutical industry fighting on your behalf. At the Fitts Law Firm we will give your case a thorough examination to determine the best legal strategy for the recovery of the compensation you deserve. Typically cases are built on the premise of liability, covering many aspects of the drug manufacturing and distribution process, including:
- Negligent design
- Improper/unsafe packaging
- Improper manufacturer testing
- Immoral or misleading marketing
- Failure to properly disclose dangers and risks
- Physical liability, and more
There is help for Invokana users! Contact an experienced Houston personal injury attorney at the Fitts Law Firm today. We will fight to get the maximum amount of compensation you may be entitled to. Compensation can be recovered in various forms including
- Lost wages
- Medical and hospital costs
- Physical and emotional suffering and
- Other losses/damages
When we sit down with you to review your case during your free consultation, we can begin to formulate an effective courtroom strategy to hold the pharmaceutical companies accountable.
If you are have suffered or are currently suffering negative side effects after being prescribed Invokana or another SGLT2 inhibitor, contact the Fitts Law Firm in Houston today!