What is Invokana?
Invokana ( Canagliflozin ) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Canagliflozin works by helping the kidneys get rid of glucose from your bloodstream. Invokana is used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes.
Invokana – Kidney Damage, Ketoacidosis, Amputations
Invokana increases the risk of amputations. On May 16, 2017, the U.S. FDA confirmed that a black box warning must be included in the Invokana label. The revised label will state that Invokana raises the risk of people needing to have their legs or feet amputated. Invokana also appears to increase the risk of ketoacidosis, potentially fatal kidney failure.
Invokana Linked to Amputations
On May 18, 2016, the FDA first announced Invokana and Invokamet are linked to amputations. The agency had announced May 15, 2015 that it was investigating reports of some type 2 diabetes drugs – including Invokana and Invokamet – for causing a serious medical condition known as ketoacidosis.
Invokana Linked to Kidney Failure
According to the American Diabetes Association, ketoacidosis – also known as acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) – causes one to produce dangerous levels of blood acids, or keytones, which can lead to diabetic coma and can be fatal. The FDA is now reviewing the safety of all SGLT2 inhibitors to determine if the risk of ketoacidosis should be noted on the drugs’ labels, and also whether Invokana raises the risk of amputations
Free Legal Consultation
Daniel P. Kondos Law Offices is investigating potential Invokana lawsuits on behalf of anyone hospitalized due to ketoacidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), ketosis, or acidosis while using Invokana or another Type 2 diabetes medication known as sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, and on behalf of anyone who may have lost a limb after taking Invokana.
If you were hospitalized with ketoacidosis while taking Invokana or a similar diabetes medication, or if you lost a limb or limbs after taking this drug, contact our legal staff today for a free legal case review regarding a potential lawsuit against the drug’s maker. By filing an Invokana lawsuit, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to your injuries.
If you or a loved one have taken Invokana and experienced any side effects, please contact Daniel P. Kondos today. Attorneys are available by phone, e-mail, or by clicking here.