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What makes Invokana a dangerous drug for diabetics?

Invokana is a prescription medication that is used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels of patients with type 2 diabetes, which happens to be the most common form of diabetes among Americans.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), some patients who take Invokana can develop life threatening Ketoacidosis (increased ketones in your blood or urine). The FDA says that some of the symptoms of Ketoacidosis include: 

  • Nausea 
  • Tiredness 
  • Vomiting 
  • Abdominal pain
  • And trouble breathing  

The FDA recommends that patients with high levels of ketones in the bloodstream or urine, or those who experience any of the above symptoms, immediately consult with a doctor. Consulting a doctor is recommended, “even if your blood sugar is less than 250 mg/dL,” according to the FDA.

Other Side Effects and Symptoms

Other common symptoms that are often reported by patients taking Invokana include, but are not limtied to:

  • Kidney problems 
  • Heart attacks 
  • High amounts of potassium in blood 
  • Serious urinary tract infections (UTI’s) 
  • Low blood sugars (hypoglycemia) 
  • Serious allergic reactions 
  • Broken bones (fractures)
  • And vaginal or penile yeast infections.

Over the past two years, patients who have developed kidney failure as a result of taking Invokana have filed lawsuits against Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals (the manufacturer and distributor of the drug). Filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a dangerous or defective drug may be the best way to ensure that an injured patient gets the compensation they deserve under the law. 

Since 1994, Davis Law Group has helped victims of defective drugs and medical products better understand their legal rights and options. Victims often incur costly medical bills, missed time at work, and other damages. In extreme cases, the injuries and illnesses from these products can take years to recover from. 

Our legal team works on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no attorney fee until we make a successful recovery on your behalf. If you or a loved one has taken Invokana and suffered any of the above medical conditions, call our office at (206) 727-4000 or use the contact form on this page to get started.

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Chris Davis is the founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.