What are the risks associated with Invokana?

 

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According to the National Diabetes Report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30.3 million people – or 9.4 percent of the U.S. population – have diabetes. Approximately 23 percent of those individuals are undiagnosed.

The need for effective diabetes drugs is greater than ever.

Invokana is one commonly prescribed drug that is used to treat type 2 diabetes. It is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and was approved in 2013.

Unfortunately, since 2013, many people have experienced and complications due to Invokana use:

  • Diabetic ketoacidosis: The development of ketones in blood or urine caused by high levels of acid in the blood
  • Kidney damage or kidney failure
  • Stroke
  • Heart complications
  • Bladder cancer
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Fractures
  • Amputation

Individuals who have experienced any of these complications due to Invokana use should talk to their doctors immediately. It is important to seek medical attention when experiencing symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, respiratory problems, frequent urination or dry mouth. These and other unusual symptoms should not be ignored. They may be an indication of a life-threatening complication due to Invokana use.

Free attorney consultation: If you have experienced complications due to Invokana use, talk to an attorney to learn about your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation. Call Cutter Law at 888-285-3333.

 

Personal injury and civil justice attorney Brooks Cutter is a leading advocate for consumer justice and protecting the rights of the severely injured. Brooks founded Cutter Law, P.C., with offices in Sacramento and Oakland, with…
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