Invokana was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2013. After two years many cases of severe side effects had the FDA to issue warning notice regarding the drug Invokana.
As per the attorneys if the Invokana manufacturer had warned the patients and doctors clearly they would have prescribed an alternate medication. Also, if they were warned patients would have had their condition monitored frequently for probable signs of heart disease. The Invokana lawsuits are being filed since the manufacturer failed to warn the patients and the healthcare providers about the Kidney failure, ketoacidosis and Heart attacks. However, The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that new diabetes type 2 drug Invokana might cause a severe side effect and can lead to hospitalization.
In accordance to food and drug administration’s warning, Invokana can cause a condition called ketoacidosis which occurs when the body creates acids called ketones.
Side effects of Invokana
Failure of Kidney- The function of kidney is to clean waste from the blood. Failure of kidney is a condition when kidneys stop working without dialysis or kidney transplant. When the kidneys stop working properly the waste wouldn’t be filtered and that would cause lethargy, confusion, body weakness, Breath shortness and may cause fatal death.
Heart Attack– Myocardial infarction (heart attack) is the irreparable loss of cells in the heart which happens by a restriction of blood. It occurs when there is a obstruction in the arteries stopping blood from reaching parts of the heart. If portion of heart doesn’t receives oxygen for too long, the starved heart tissue dies.
Foot Amputation– This might be needed when vascular system is not able to transport blood to different parts of body. The insufficiency of oxygen and damage caused by high blood sugar levels may result into cellular death. Hence, Invokana may increase the risk of leg, foot or toe amputation.
Ketoacidosis- This is a condition which may occur when the body cannot make use glucose for functioning of cells. This would increase the breakdown of fat, which can outcome accumulation of an acidic by product known as ketones. The Patients who are taking Invokana medications are advised to seek for medical consideration when they notice symptoms of gangrene; failure of Kidney, heart attack or ketoacidosis.
Some of the below effects may occur shortly after taking Invokana. You should seek medical attention if you encounter any of the below problems-
- Weakness in muscles
- Difficulty breathing or hyperventilation
- Increased urination and thirst
- vomiting or abdominal pain
- Pain in Chest
- Urinary or flank pain
- Infection in toes, feet or skin
- Loss of feeling in toes, feet or skin
- dizziness or fainting
People who have been injured by Invokana might be eligible for medical compensation, wages loss, any future treatments and the sufferings. In addition to the above, if it can be proved that the company was aware about the risks but failed to warn the patient and the healthcare provider, they may be liable for penal damages. Patients those who have been injured by Invokana have filed lawsuits against Invokana manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. The lawsuits claim that Janssen knew about the risk of kidney failure and other serious effects but failed to warn the patients and the healthcare provider.
After the FDA’s warnings were announced, many patients are filing and have filed Invokana lawsuits. Each of that drug injury case is different and must be considered separately and reviewed by a legal representative. Patients who have experienced serious urinary tract infection, heart attack or other serious effects from Invokana may be eligible for financial compensation and should contact one of our experienced lawyers.