Lawyers are now investigating Invokana and alleging that the drug may be linked to heart attacks, kidney failure and diabetic ketoacidosis, among others. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. We are currently working with experienced Invokana lawyers around the country, who do not charge a fee unless you get a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number 24/7 or fill out a contact form.
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What Is Invokana?
Invokana (canagliflozin) is a medication prescribed to treat type II diabetes. The drug is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which is a division of Johnson & Johnson. It is used to increase glycemic control in people, who have type II diabetes. More specifically, Invokana is a SGLT2 (sodium/glucose cotransporter 2) inhibitor. Invokana was released for sale on the market in the United States in March, 2013. Other SGLT2 Drugs that are also being investigated are:
- Xigduo XR
What Are Alleged Invokana Side Effects?
- Low Blood Sugar
- Frequent Urination
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Bladder Pain
- Kidney Failure
- Heart Attack
- Renal Impairment
If you have experienced any side effects, it is important that you contact a qualified Invokana lawyer to discuss your possible case.
What Could Your Invokana Case Be Worth?
Assuming that it can be proven that the drug caused you serious injury, the value of your case will depend on the extent of your damages. Assuming that the drug is found to be dangerous or defective and that it caused you serious injury, you may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Pain And Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Among Others
The experienced pharmaceutical lawyers that we work, who handle these cases, can answer any questions that you have about your potential case.
Could Invokana Be Recalled?
Currently, there has not been a recall of Invokana as the drug is only being investigated at this point. It can often take years and large amounts of time and money before all the facts are released that will lead to a voluntary or involuntary recall. The FDA has issued a safety announcement asserting that patients should pay close attention for any signs of ketoacidosis and seek medical attention immediately if they experience symptoms.
Symptoms of ketoacidosis include:
- Difficulty Breathing
- Decreased Alertness
- Abdominal Pain
- Unusual Fatigue or Sleepiness
What Is The FDA Doing About Invokana?
On May 15, 2015 the FDA released a safety announcement warning about possible life threatening Invokana side effects:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the type 2 diabetes medicines canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin may lead to ketoacidosis, a serious condition where the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones that may require hospitalization. We are continuing to investigate this safety issue and will determine whether changes are needed in the prescribing information for this class of drugs, called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.”
Why Is Invokana Being Investigated?
It is alleged that Invokana has been associated with a number of serious adverse event reports. According to the Institute for Safety Medication Practices ‘QuarterWatch’ report, it is alleged that there have been 457 adverse events involving Invokana:
- 54 Renal failure or impairment reports;
- 54 Fluid/electrolyte issue reports;
- 52 Weight-loss reports;
- 50 Urinary tract infection reports;
- 50 Hypersensitivity reports;
- 11 Kidney stone reports.
Will There Be Invokana Lawsuits?
It appears that there could be. It is alleged that the manufacturers of the SGLT2 inhibitors failed to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of kidney failure, heart attacks, other cardiovascular issues and ketoacidosis.
It is also alleged that if the manufacturers and marketers had correctly warned of the safety concerns, patients would have been prescribed and taken a different medication to manage their diabetes. In addition, they would have had their health monitored closely and regularly for potential signs of heart complications, renal impairment, and signs of ketoacidosis.
Why Contact Us?
If you have suffered from serious side effects from Invokana, you should talk to an experienced lawyer about your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. We are working with some of the more experienced Invokana lawyers around the country that handle these cases. There is no legal fee unless you receive a settlement or award. Feel free to call us toll-free anytime or submit a contact form online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.