Invokana is a relatively new drug to hit the market. It was introduced in 2013 and created to prevent blood sugar levels from rising too high. It assists kidney functions, filtering out sugar and letting the body dispose of it through urine. It is a sodium glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor; studies have shown these medications may make the blood more acidic. Patients may have developed a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis, ketosis, or ketoacidosis.

The FDA Adverse Event Report System found at least 20 cases discovered from March 2013 until June 2014, where type-2 diabetes patients developed some form of ketoacidosis. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, confusion, fatigue, difficulty breathing, and sleepiness.

The FDA just issued this past May that the side effects of Invokana, in response to the patients who had developed ketoacidosis, had long been known, even prior to the drug’s release. More than 10,000 clinical trials had also been conducted though it could not be determined whether or not Invokana was beneficial to diabetes patients over the long-term.

Some of these effects include:

  • Kidney stones
  • Kidney failure
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Renal failure
  • Fluid loss
  • Hypersensitivity

Schneider Hammers is currently investigating Invokana cases to determine whether or not the drug has been linked to ketoacidosis and other side effects and to assist victims who believe they may have been harmed.

Contact Schneider Hammers today!

We are currently looking further into the effects of Invokana and how we can best represent the interests of our clients. In many types of cases involving pharmaceutical errors, the case would be filed against the manufacturing company for the defective design or manufacturing, as well as the failure to warn consumers.

The Atlanta defective drug attorneys at our firm have more than 40 years of experience with these types of cases. We are well-reputed for our compassionate approach to relating to our clients, but we are also aggressive fighters, in and out of the courtroom.

If you were harmed, do not wait to file your claim. Schedule your free case consultation with Schneider Hammers today to begin.

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