An FDA Invokana warning has been issued stating the drug may cause high levels of blood acid that may require hospitalization. The agency cautioned patients to pay close attention for any signs of ketoacidosis and seek medical attention immediately if they experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, confusion, and unusual fatigue or sleepiness, Invokana lawyers note.
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FDA: Invokana May Lead To Ketoacidosis
Invokana is part of a class of drugs called SGLT2 inhibitors that are used to help regulate blood sugar levels in adult patients with Type 2 diabetes. This class of drugs, however, is not approved to treat Type 1 diabetes patients. Along with other members of the SGLT2 inhibitor class, Invokana works by triggering the kidneys to take sugar from the body through the urine to lower blood sugar levels.
According to cnbc.com, the FDA, in a warning on its website, said that Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors may lead to ketoacidosis, a serious condition where the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones. The FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System database identified 20 cases of acidosis reported as diabetic ketoacidosis, ketoacidosis, or ketosis in patients treated with SGLT2 inhibitors between March 2013 and June 2014. All the patients involved required emergency room visits or hospitalization to treat the condition, the website reported.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
If a drug maker fails to fulfill its duty to provide safe drugs and to warn of potentially harmful side effects that may be associated with its medication, it could be held liable for any injuries that may result. Patients who have been injured by Invokana may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications after taking Invokana, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for their loved one’s wrongful death. Compensation may include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Affected patients are encouraged to speak with an Invokana lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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