Type 2 Diabetes Drug Linked to Kidney Failure, Health Problems
Our dangerous drug attorneys are actively reviewing potential Invokana lawsuits on behalf of people who were exposed to this drug and suffered serious side effects, including kidney failure and a condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis, which can lead to organ failure and death. Heart attack and stroke are other known side effects linked to Invokana (canagliflozin).
While people with Type 2 diabetes may have taken this drug to control blood sugar levels, many patients have suffered a serious condition of too much acid in the blood. This development prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a warning.
If you or a loved one suffered adverse side effects from Invokana, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Don't wait to take legal action. Contact us and learn more about how we can help you. At the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone in Massachusetts and the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli in Connecticut, our dangerous drug attorneys have decades of experience handling these cases involving dangerous drugs.
Invokana has been linked to a large number of adverse events related to kidney failure and ketoacidosis, a condition linked to uncontrolled Type 1 diabetes. In such cases, high concentrations of ketones (acid compounds) form, resulting in organ failure.
In May 2015, the FDA issued a public health advisory warning that Invokana is linked to ketoacidosis. A study found that Invokana patients were more likely to report kidney failure than patients taking other types of drugs used to treat Type 2 diabetes.
Invokana is part of a new class of T2D drugs known as sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2 inhibitors). Invokana is designed to control diabetic blood sugars by interfering with critical mechanisms in the human blood supply: the transport and absorption of glucose and sodium. In a patient who has taken the drug, the blood sugar is not metabolized and is excreted through the kidneys. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, markets Invokana in the United States.
Signs of Ketoacidosis
- Difficulty breathing
- Abdominal pain
- Unusual fatigue or sleepiness
Patients who experience any of these symptoms after using Invokana should seek immediate medical treatment. Invokana is not intended to treat Type 1 diabetes. It also should not be used by patients with severe kidney disease.
How an Attorney Can Help With Your Invokana Claim
If you or a loved one was harmed after taking Invokana, it's important to take legal action immediately. A delay may affect your right to recover compensation. A lawyer can review your case and help you determine if you have a case against Janssen Pharmaceuticals or Johnson & Johnson Company.
When we represent you, we take an aggressive approach towards helping you obtain the compensation you deserve for any health problems you have experienced due to taking Invokana.
We understand that taking legal action against a large pharmaceutical corporation can be daunting task for a patient who was harmed. You don't have to do this on your own. We can oversee all the details so you can focus on what really matters - your health.
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