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Did Taking Invokana Cause Your Leg Amputation?

Ketoacidosis & High Risk Of Leg Amputation With Invokana Use

Invokana use has been linked to ketoacidosis and a higher risk of leg and foot amputations. Have you suffered ketoacidosis, kidney failure, or other side effects from the type 2 diabetes drug Invokana?  With type 2 diabetes on the rise in the US, drug companies like Johnson & Johnson (which manufactures Invokana) are tapping in to a lucrative market for medications that manage the condition. However, the FDA and other organizations have raised safety concerns about Invokana as well as other drugs in the new class of diabetes medications known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.

 

It’s important that patients who have been harmed by Invokana understand their rights to legal representation and pursuing fair compensation for injuries sustained. We encourage you to contact The Fox Law Firm, P.C. at 1-866-FOX-FIRM for a complimentary case review regarding an Invokana lawsuit. Our firm handles cases nationwide.

SGLT2 Inhibitors & Side Effects

Invokana (canagliflozin) is a prescription drug used to treat Type II diabetes. It is one of a class of Type II diabetes medications known as SGLT2 inhibitors. Along with a healthy diet and exercise plan, these medications can be used to help manage the symptoms of diabetes, such as low blood sugar and hampered glycemic control. Invokana manages blood sugar levels by helping the kidneys remove sugar. Unfortunately, SGLT2 inhibitors can also raise blood acid levels and may increase your risk of numerous side effects—some of them potentially fatal.

Reported Invokana Side Effects:

 

  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Leg or Toe Amputation
  • Other Amputation
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Kidney Infections
  • Kidney Failure
  • Blood Infections
  • Yeast Infections
  • Hospitalization
  • Wrongful Death

FDA Warns Consumers About the Side Effects of Invokana

The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning for Invokana, pointing to the potentially life-threatening side effects of this drug and others in its class. Injured consumers are claiming that the pharmaceutical companies responsible for manufacturing SGLT2 inhibitors—including Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Invokana—failed to warn consumers about the possible risks associated with these drugs.

 

For example, the Invokana label states that the drug may possibly cause “kidney problems.” Critics state that this warning is insufficient, as it fails to fully describe the risks of kidney failure associated with use of the medication. Had Janssen Pharmaceuticals been more forthcoming and thorough in their representation of the drug’s side effects, doctors may have had the information they needed to recommend a safer, alternative course of treatment to their patients in treating Type II diabetes.

Learn More About Your Invokana Lawsuit

Type II diabetes is a serious condition that can cause a host of serious health issues, such as:

 

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Kidney failure
  • Blindness

 

However, there are treatment and management options available that do not severely jeopardize a patient’s health and safety the way Invokana can. If you or a loved one suffered a severe side effect in possible connection with use of an SGLT2 inhibitor such as Invokana, you deserve to have your voice heard. Our team at The Fox Law Firm, P.C. can fight for the justice you richly deserve. We’re passionate about standing up to major pharmaceutical companies, holding them accountable for consumer injuries. Let us put our experience and resources to work for you.

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The attorneys at The Fox Law Firm, P.C. are prepared to handle Invokana lawsuits from all 50 states. We have many years of experience, and we know how to fight this war and win.  Remember: There is no risk in finding out more about your options, and we get paid only when you get paid for your injuries and pain.

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