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The type 2 diabetes drug Invokana was designed to lower a patient’s blood sugar. Although helpful, this drug has been found to have complications. If you or someone you love has had complications as a result of Invokana®, or any other type 2 diabetes drug, contact the Invokana® drug litigation lawyers at attorneys at Auger & Auger for a free consultation.
Patients who take Invokana® are known to experience some side effects. The most serious potential side effects that are currently being investigated include kidney failure, heart attack, and ketoacidosis.
Kidney failure occurs when your kidneys stop functioning. The kidney’s purpose in the body is to rid the body of any waste from the blood. When your kidneys stop working, waste builds up in your blood and it can cause weakness, shortness of breath, lethargy, abnormal heart rates, and sudden death.
Heart attacks occur because a restriction of blood kills cells within the heart. The cells are killed when there is a blockage in the arteries preventing the blood from reaching portions of the heart, thus depriving them of the oxygen they need to survive.
Ketoacidosis is a medical condition where high levels of ketone are produced in the body. This condition develops when the body is unable to produce enough insulin. Without this insulin to help the sugar enter the blood cells or provide energy to the muscles, the body breaks down fat as an alternative source of energy. This then produces a buildup of toxins in the bloodstream. If left untreated, the excessive number of ketones will lead to ketoacidosis.
Not all side effects need medical attention as the effects are your body’s response to the drug. However, if these side effects linger for a long period of time you should consult your medical provider. These side effects include:
Attorney and founding partner Herbert W. Auger is heading up the Invokana and type 2 diabetes claims at Auger & Auger. If you or someone you know was a victim of the health problems associated with Invokana, contact our law firm today for a free and confidential consultation.
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