The drug’s manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of corporate giant Johnson & Johnson are facing hundreds of Invokana lawsuits due to serious injury caused by the drug. Invokana inhibits normal kidney function to allow patients to pass excess blood glucose through urination. The medication is uses with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. The lawsuits filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma alleging that the manufacturers Fails to warn patients of the risks associated with Invokana. The manufacturers actively defended its product and failed to provide adequate warnings and communications to the medical community and end line consumers of the increased risk of serious and life threatening medical complications associated with these drugs. The FDA have revised the warnings in the drug labels to include information about the severe risk cause by the medicine and added recommendations to minimize this risk.
Ketoacidosis – In May of 2015, the FDA released a warning that Invokana and Invokamet may be linked to an increased risk of ketoacidosis. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition that can lead to diabetic coma (passing out for a long time) or even death. Ketoacidosis is most common in untreated type 1 diabetes mellitus and it occurs when the body produces too many acids called ketones (chemicals that break down fat). And then cells cannot receive sugar for energy because there is not enough insulin in the body. Invokana promote absorption of glucose in the kidneys, and its subsequent release through the urinary tract when levels go too high.
Foot and Toe Amputation – On 18th May 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have issued a new safety warning to the public regarding the Invokana link with an approximately two-fold risk for Foot and Toe Amputation. Invokana medication damage the blood vessels and nerves in the body which decreases the blood circulation level in the diabetic patient due to which serious infections occurs that are extremely hard to treat that lead to removal of a leg, foot or toes from the body that is called Leg or foot amputation. According to a Clinical Trial Invokana medications cause Higher Risk of Amputation to the diabetic patients.
Renal Failure – On June 14 of 2016, The Food and Drug Administration have issued new safety warnings about the risk of Invokana medication. As per the strengthened warning of the agency Invokana may increase the risk of kidney failure. Kidney Failure happens when kidneys stop properly filtering waste and fluid. One may experience swelling, shortness of breath, fatigue, abnormal heart rhythms or even death. Based on recent reports, The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert which revised the warnings in the drug labels to include information about acute kidney injury and added recommendations to minimize this risk.
Acute Pancreatitis – In December 2016 an investigation was performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) resulted with a severe risk associated with Invokana. According the FDA report SGLT2 inhibitor Type 2 diabetes medications are associated with Acute Pancreatitis. Acute Pancreatitis is a condition in which inflammation of the pancreas develops quickly. From 2015 and 2016 many medical journal articles explain the cases of acute pancreatitis in patients who took Invokana.
Plaintiffs from all over the nation filed lawsuits against the manufacturers alleging that Invokana is associated with several adverse events and the manufacturers have failed to warn patients and doctors about the life threatening risk associated with the diabetic medicine. If you or your loved ones experienced acute pancreatitis and Kidney Failure or suffering from any of the symptoms like lower limb amputation, Ketoacidosis (DKA) or other adverse effects while taking Invokana medication, now is the time to seek legal advice. Contact Drugsclaim.com for free evaluation of the case. We have years of experience, knowledgeable and skillful lawyers. All cases are pursued on a contingency fee basis there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire our attorneys unless we win the case for you.