The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning relating to an increased Invokana bone fracture risk, as well as an increased risk for reduced bone mineral density for patients taking the widely prescribed diabetes medication. These updated warnings come after recent clinical trials and follow the agency’s May 2015 alert that Invokana may cause ketoacidosis, a condition where dangerous levels of toxins accumulate in the blood, Invokana lawyers note.
If you or a loved one took Invokana and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Invokana lawsuit attorney.
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Minimum Trauma Needed To Cause A Fracture
According to endocrineweb.com, the FDA has added a new item to the Warnings and Precautions section and revised the Adverse Reactions section of the prescribing information for the type 2 diabetes medication. The agency conducted several clinical trials and confirmed that fractures occur more frequently with Invokana than with a placebo. The FDA added that these fractures can occur as early as 12 weeks after a patient starts taking the drug, and even a minor trauma can cause a fracture including just falling from a standing height.
The FDA also announced new information about the risk of decreased bone mineral density when using Invokana. A two-year study of 714 elderly patients discovered that Invokana caused greater loss of bone mineral density at the hip and the lower spine area of the patients. The FDA is continuing to evaluate the risk of bone fractures with other drugs in the SGLT2 inhibitor class, 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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