North Carolina Invokana® Lawyer
We are currently investigating claims linking these drugs to dangerous side effects including heart attack, kidney failure, bone fractures and diabetic ketoacidosis.
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If you or a family member were prescribed one of these medications and suffered injuries you may be eligible for compensation through a potential class action lawsuit. Call Auger & Auger for your free consultation to see if we can help (800) 559-5741.
What are Invokana® and Invokamet®?
Invokana® (also known as canagliflozin) is a SGLT2 inhibitor that when combined with a diet and exercise is used to treat type II diabetes by improving glycemic control and lowering blood sugar. Invokamet® is also an SGLT2 inhibitor but combines the ingredients of Invokana® (canagliflozin) with metformin into one pill to significantly reduce blood sugar when treatment with one of these drugs alone is insufficient at controlling blood sugar.
F.D.A Warnings on Invokana®
In May of 2015, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning stating that anyone who took type 2 diabetes drugs Invokana, Farxiga and Jardiance may be subject to the risk of ketoacidosis. Per the FDA, the product and potential risk for ketoacidosis is currently under investigation. The FDA also cautioned that anyone taking these drugs should seek immediate medical attention if they experiencing the following symptoms which may be signs of ketoacidosis:
- Difficulty breathing
- Abdominal pain
- Unusual fatigue or sleepiness
In September 2015, the FDA further announced that it has strengthened its warning for the type 2 diabetes drug canaglifozin (Invokana®, Invokamet®) related to the increased risk of bone fractures and added new information about decreased bone mineral density which relates to the strength of a person’s bones.
What is Ketoacidosis
Ketoacidosis is a serious medical condition where the acidic waste builds up in the blood and urine. This usually occurs when the body starts breaking down fat cells for fuel because it cannot use sugar in the bloodstream because there is not enough insulin. Although this is a serious condition, it is treatable.
What are the Side Effects and Risks of Invokana and Invokamet?
Although there are many Invokana® side effects including urinary tract infection, dehydration and increase in cholesterol, we are currently looking into claims that the use of Invokana® may be associated with kidney damage, myocardial infarction (heart attack), and ketoacidosis.
Representing People Injured by Dangerous Type 2 Diabetes Drugs
If you or a loved one has suffered a significant health problem after taking Invokana® (Invokamet®), contact our law firm. Attorney and founding partner Herbert W Auger is heading up the Invokana® and type 2 diabetes claims at Auger & Auger.
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Call today for a free and confidential consultation concerning you or your loved ones injury from Invokana®. We handle all cases on a contingency basis which means that we are not paid a fee until and unless we obtain compensation for you.