An Invokana lawyer can help patients who took an SGLT2 inhibitor, including Invokana, and developed serious complications, including ketoacidosis, a condition where the body develops unusually high blood acid levels. Following a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Safety Communication regarding SGLT2 inhibitors, Invokana lawsuit attorneys are investigating whether the drug maker failed to disclose these risks to patients. Affected patients and their families may be able to file a lawsuit and recover damages for their injuries.
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How Invokana Works
Invokana contains the active ingredient canagliflozin. It is in a class of drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, which are approved by the FDA for use in regulating the blood sugar of patients with Type 2 diabetes. SGLT2 inhibitors are able to lower the body’s blood sugar by directing the kidneys to target and remove sugar from the body through urine.
Warning From the FDA
The FDA’s database on adverse events reports that at least 20 patients developed ketoacidosis while using Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors. In response, on May 15, 2015, the FDA released a Safety Communication directing caution when using SGLT2 inhibitors like Invokana. The agency warned that the drugs could increase the risk of serious side effects that may require hospitalization, and stated that anyone using the medication should be aware of potential signs and symptoms of ketoacidosis.
Symptoms of ketoacidosis can include the following:
- Difficulty breathing
- Unusual fatigue
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain
Additionally, ketacidosis can be triggered by factors such as heart attack, emotional or physical trauma, surgery, high fever, stress, or alcohol or drug abuse.
How an Invokana Lawyer Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by bad drugs may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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