A Colorado Invokana attorney notes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Invokana warning stating that the drug and other SGLT2 inhibitors may cause high levels of blood acid that may require hospitalization. Patients who have suffered severe side effects from their diabetes medication may be eligible to recover compensation through filing a Colorado Invokana lawsuit.
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FDA Also Warns Of Urinary Tract Infections Associated With SGLT2 Inhibitors
An FDA review of patient-reported adverse events involving the diabetes medication Invokana or other SGLT2 inhibitors indicates that these drugs may be associated with urinary tract infections and ketoacidosis. According to the FDA, in 73 of the reported incidents, people taking Invokana developed ketoacidosis, a condition in which excessive levels of ketones accumulate in the blood. An additional 19 patients suffered from urinary tract infections that progressed into potentially deadly blood or kidney infections.
In every reported case, the patients were hospitalized, and some even needed emergency medical attention. Unfortunately, in some of the ketoacidosis cases, diagnosis and treatment were delayed, so victims may have experienced more serious outcomes than necessary. The FDA is now advising physicians to look for symptoms of both ketoacidosis and urinary tract infections in patients taking Invokana. Additionally, the FDA has added new warning labels to all SGLT2 inhibitors to reflect the risk of both conditions.
How a Colorado Invokana Attorney Can Help
Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
Patients who are injured by Invokana may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications after taking Invokana, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Patients who have suffered severe side effects after taking Invokana, as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the drug, are encouraged to seek the advice of a Colorado Invokana attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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