WHAT IS INVOKANA? Invokana (canaglifozin) is an SGLT2 inhibitor prescribed to lower blood sugar in adults with Type 2 diabetes. It is intended to lower a person’s blood sugar by the removal of blood sugar through the kidneys and urine.
WHAT DOES THE FDA SAY? In 2015, the FDA issued two Drug Safety Communications, the first revising labels of SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes to include warnings about too much acid in the blood (ketoacidosis) and serious urinary tract infections, and later in 2015 warning that SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes may result in a serious condition of too much acid in the blood. There is not, presently, a recall.
WHAT SHOULD I DO? High levels of blood acids may require hospitalization. The FDA has issued two safety announcements warning patients to stop taking Invokana, and seek immediate medical help, if patients experience any signs of ketoacidosis, such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, tiredness or trouble breathing. The most serious side effects, problems and risks caused by the use of Invokana are myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke, kidney damage or ketoacidosis. Speak with your doctor as soon as possible if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
SHOULD I CALL AN ATTORNEY? If you or a loved one is taking Invokana, and is experiencing any of these symptoms, call Milavetz Injury Law, P.A., today for an absolutely free confidential consultation. If you prefer, you can contact us through our website. There is no fee unless we make a recovery for you. Our firm has been in existence since 1963, and we look forward to helping you. Call us today at 763-560-0000, or contact us online.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO START MY LAWSUIT? Every state has its own statute of limitations, which governs when a claim must be started. If your claim is not started before the statute of limitations ends, you may be forever prevented from bringing your claim against the responsible party or parties. There is no way for us to know which statute of limitations applies to your case without first reviewing the individual facts of your case. You should not wait, as any delay may prevent you from bringing your lawsuit.