Invokana, a diabetes drug introduced in 2013, may be linked to numerous reports of kidney failure, kidney damage, diabetic ketoacidosis, and urinary tract infections. Inhibitors like Invokana, which work by altering normal kidney activity to filter sugar out of the body, have received multiple FDA warnings.
If you or someone you know has taken Invokana and experienced the serious side effects below, contact Cordisco & Saile LLC for more information at 215-642-2335.
Concerns and Dangers with Invokana
The prescription drug Invokana, taken by those that suffer from type 2 diabetes, has received warnings by the FDA for possible increased risks of kidney failure, heart attacks, numerous cardiovascular issues and ketoacidosis. Some complications with diabetic ketoacidosis are low potassium, swelling in the brain, and low blood sugar. If left untreated, this condition is considered fatal.
The plaintiffs in current Invokana lawsuits allege that the maker of the drug Jannsen, a Johnson & Johnson company, failed to notify physicians and patients of the increased risks of kidney failure, ketoacidosis, and myocardial infraction.
Purpose of the Prescription Drug Invokana
Invokana was created as an SGLT2 inhibitor that helps to improve glycemic control and lower blood sugar for adults that suffer from type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is among the leading causes of death in the United States, and can lead to serious issues if untreated including heart disease, risk of stroke and high blood pressure, among others.
Known Invokana Side Effects
Side effects of Invokana have been linked to reports of severe and potentially life threatening injuries:
Urinary tract infections
Have You Been Injured by Invokana?
If you or someone you know has taken Invokana and experienced these dangerous side effects, Cordisco & Saile LLC is available to help you in determining if you have a case. Contact us with your questions or concerns at 215-642-2335.