Invokana is a prescription medication that is used to help lower blood sugar in adults who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Invokana is part of a class of drugs known as SGLT2 inhibitors. They are used in combination with dietary and exercise regimens to help lower blood glucose levels and improve glycemic control in adults who have type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, like many prescription drugs, Invokana has been linked to serious health concerns.
Invokana has been linked to numerous reports of kidney damage, cardiovascular risks such as strokes and heart attacks, ketoacidosis (body produces excess blood acids resulting from a lack of insulin), and kidney failure. Following a study of the cardiovascular risks of Invokana, in which there was a significant increase in cardiovascular issues such as strokes and heart attacks (especially within the first 30 days of taking the medication), 8 members of the advisory board expressed concern about the cardiovascular risks associated with Invokana as opposed to 7 who did not. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug despite these concerns with the requirement for further testing of its cardiovascular risks. These additional tests are not slated to be completed until 2017.
If you are currently taking Invokana, common symptoms indicating health concerns are as follows:
- Nausea and/or Vomiting
- Chest Pain
- Difficulty Breathing
- Abdnominal Pain
- Changes in Urination
If you or a family member have been prescribed Invokana to treat type 2 diabetes and have experienced any of the dangerous health problems linked with this medication, we can help. The personal injury attorneys of Roberts and Roberts have the experience and expertise to get you the compensation you deserve. The call costs you nothing… it could mean everything.
Justin is an attorney at Roberts & Roberts and focuses his practice on mass tort litigation, where he specializes in helping individuals who are harmed by recalled or unsafe pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. He has earned recognition as a “Top 40 Under 40” Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. Prior to joining Roberts & Roberts, Justin served as an attorney in all three branches of Texas’s state government, including as a Briefing Attorney on the Texas Supreme Court. He also represented electric and natural gas utilities in complex regulatory proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Railroad Commission of Texas. Justin is a published author in the St. Mary’s Law Journal.