FDA Warns of Invokana Kidney Injury Risk

A Pennsylvania Invokana lawyer notes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is strengthening its warnings regarding SGLT2 inhibitors and acute kidney injury. The June 2016 safety announcement comes as the agency received reports of over a hundred confirmed cases of acute kidney injury linked to Invokana and other similar drugs. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for their injuries with the help of a Pennsylvania Invokana lawsuit attorney.

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Report: 101 Cases of Kidney Injury Related to Invokana and Similar Drugs

Physicians and health care professionals are being urged by the FDA to take into account if a patient suffers from congestive heart failure, chronic kidney insufficiency or low blood volume before treating the patient using SGLT2 inhibitors. According to Healio, the request comes after the agency received reports of more than 100 cases of acute kidney injury relating to use of SGLT2 inhibitor drugs such as Invokana during a 19-month period.

The agency warns patients against stopping the use of these drugs unless instructed to do so by a doctor. However, it does ask them to seek immediate treatment when signs of acute kidney injury are present, such as swelling of the lower extremities or a failure to appropriately produce urine. The FDA also urged physicians to assess whether patients are already at risk of acute kidney problems based on a patients’ use of certain medications, among them, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, ACE inhibitors or diuretics.  SGLT2 inhibitor drugs, including Invokana, will now bear updated warning labels advising doctors and patients about associated risks and how to reduce them, the website reported.

How a Pennsylvania 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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