Do you have diabetes or do you know someone who does? Are you or a family member taking Invokana or Invokamet to control your blood sugar. If so, you need to be aware of another study that has linked serious health problems with Invokana and Invokamet.
FDA Warns of Serious Medical Conditions Related to the Use of Invokana and Invokamet
The FDA has issued numerous alerts regarding the potential side effects of using the diabetes drugs Invokana and Invokamet. FDA warnings include:
- Risk of bone fracture and decreased bone mineral density
- Risk of acute kidney injury
- Serious urinary tract infections
The latest warning from the FDA includes the risk of amputations from using Invokana and Invokamet. The FDA issued a safety announcement after clinical trials show an increased risk of amputations after using diabetes medications containing canagliflozin.
According to the Safety Announcement, the FDA is alerting the public to an ongoing clinical trial “ongoing clinical trial that found an increase in leg and foot amputations, mostly affecting the toes, in patients treated with the diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet).”
Invokana and Invokamet Lawsuits
Several lawsuits have already been filed against the manufacturer of Invokana and Invokamet. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, and other defendants were named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Ide Mae Jackson’s family in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
According to the lawsuit, the makers of Invokana did not provide adequate warnings of potentially deadly side effects even though the companies were aware of the problem. Ms. Jackson died after suffering severe damage to her kidneys, diabetic ketoacidosis, a stroke, and a heart attack. Other Invokana lawsuits have been filed by patients and their families for similar situations.
Invokana and Diabetic Ketoacidosis
The FDA conducted an investigation last year into the link between Invokana and diabetic ketoacidosis after 20 patients taking the drug were hospitalized with ketoacidosis injuries. After completing its investigation, the FDA required new warnings to be added to the labels of all SGLT2 inhibitors including Invokana.
As more lawsuits are filed linking diabetic ketoacidosis to the use of SGLT2 inhibitors like Invokana, the long-term effects of taking these drugs will become better known in the legal and medical communities.
If you experience any of the symptoms of ketoacidosis, you should notify your doctor immediately. If you have taken the drug Invokana or another SGLT2 inhibitor, you also need to contact a defective drug attorney to discuss your legal rights to receive compensation for your injuries.
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