Invokana Side Effects
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Invokana has quickly become a leading choice for those who suffer from Type II diabetes. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the drug’s manufacturer and child-company of Johnson & Johnson, marketed the drug as an advanced alternative to certain existing diabetes medications.
Unfortunately, this drug is not all that patients were led to believe. If you or a loved one have taken or are currently taking Invokana, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the drug’s side effects.
The complications linked to Invokana are serious and you deserve to pursue compensation if you have been injured by this drug. At Arnold & Itkin, our experienced attorneys have obtained billions. We have gone up against Johnson & Johnson and other large pharmaceutical companies with great success time and time again. Don’t leave your future up to chance, fight for it with our award-winning team.
Speak with one of our drug injury attorneys about filing an Invokana claim. We offer free consultations and won’t charge you anything unless we win on your behalf. Contact us today at (888) 493-1629!
Know the Side Effects of Invokana
Although Invokana was approved by the FDA in March of 2013, they have already released several safety alerts regarding the dangers of this drug. Most recently, an alert was released warning that patients taking Invokana are twice as likely to have to undergo an amputation (when compared to patients taking a placebo pill). Several other serious side effects have also been linked to this drug.
The FDA has linked the following to Invokana:
Acute Kidney Injury
In June 2016, the FDA strengthened an existing acute kidney injury warning in place for Invokana. When the kidneys shut down, waste builds up in the body and can cause serious conditions such as nausea, confusion, swelling, and even seizures or coma.
When the body has too little insulin, it can no longer break down sugar as a fuel source. As an alternative, the body begins to break down fats for energy. Breaking down fat results in the production of “ketones”, which can build up in the blood and become toxic. Initial warning signs may include fruity-smelling breath, stomach pain, unusual fatigue, and vomiting.
Blood Infection & Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
Blood and kidney infections have been linked to Invokana. Blood infections are often accompanied by fever, chills, and increased heart rate. UTIs are often accompanied by a burning feeling when urinating, blood in the urine, and pain in the pelvic area.
In 2016, reports of acute pancreatitis surfaced in Invokana users. When the pancreas becomes swollen or inflamed, it can no longer produce insulin and can lead to severe health problems or even death.
Because excess sugar injures blood vessel walls that provide nourishment to the nerves, diabetics are often already at risk for nerve and foot damage. With Invokana, these chances nearly double. Signs can include infections, sores, and pain.
Have you experienced any of these side effects or injuries? It’s time to hold Invokana’s negligent manufacturer responsible for your suffering. With the help of two of the most successful personal injury lawyers in the nation, you can fight to obtain compensation that covers your needs. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin have extensive experience going up against pharmaceutical companies, including Johnson & Johnson. We know how to get big results and have the knowledge and resources necessary to effectively represent clients across the nation.
Call (888) 493-1629 today to learn more about your legal options.