Invokana Linked to Ketoacidosis, Liver Failure, and Heart Attack
Invokana (Canagliflozin ) was approved by the FDA in March 2013 and is part of the newest generation of diabetic medications known as SGLT2 inhibitors. More than 30 million Americans have type-2 diabetes which has helped Invokana reach blockbuster sales status within a few months the drug’s launch. Invokana is marketed and distributed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
If you or someone you love has suffered a severe side effect after using Invokana, you’ll need to take legal action. Get in touch with our Invokana lawsuit attorney from our Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC law firm. Our team offers free consultations! Connect with us online, or by calling (888)640-3784.
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How Invokana Works
Like other diabetes medications, Invokana works by lowering the blood sugar in the body. Invokana and other SGLT2 Inhibitors remove glucose through urine
Invokana Side Effects
- Kidney Disease/Failure
- Diabetic Coma
- Heart Attack
- Yeast infections
KETOACIDOSIS: Ketoacidosis occurs when there is an abnormally high level of ketones in the body. This often is the result of having insufficient levels of insulin in the bloodstream. Insulin helps convert sugar to energy; without the proper levels of insulin the body can break down fat cells and turn them into energy. When this happens ketones, which are toxic, are released into the body. If left untreated, Ketoacidosis can lead to a coma and even death.
KIDNEY FAILURE: According to the Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), Invokana use is associated with an abnormally high rate of kidney damage and kidney failure. In clinical trials, Invokana was associated with increased kidney weight and dilation. If kidney failure arises and is left untreated, the body can accumulate waste and other toxins that can result in lethargy, headaches, heart defects, and death.
Contact Our Invokana Lawsuit Attorney from Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC
The Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC represents Invokana injured victims nationwide. If you or a loved one suffered a serious Invokana side effect, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. For a free, no risk or obligation, case evaluation by a leading Invokana lawyer, contact the Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC today at (888)640-DRUG (3784).