If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ketoacidosis after taking the Type 2 diabetes drug, Invokana®, it may be in your best interest to discuss your case with an Invokana ketoacidosis lawyer.
The attorneys at the Hollis Law Firm are available to review your case and, if you have a legitimate claim, advise you in possible options for moving forward with a case.
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What is the connection between Invokana and Ketoacidosis?
Invokana is prescribed by doctors to patients with Type 2 Diabetes to help control blood sugar levels. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that Invokana can trigger dangerous levels of blood acids, or ketones.
Invokana belongs to a class of medications called SGLT2 Inhibitors. SGLT2 Inhibitors are designed to block the reabsorption of glucose in the kidneys resulting in extra blood glucose to be excreted in the urine. In May of 2015, the FDA warned that these medications may lead to the serious condition of ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis occurs when the body cannot manage glucose levels due to low insulin. The body then burns fatty acids, leading to the production of too many blood acids, or ketones. Symptoms of ketoacidosis include abdominal pain, confusion, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, and unusual fatigue. The FDA has warned that anyone who has taken Invokana and experienced these symptoms should go to the hospital.
How can one find an Invokana ketoacidosis lawyer?
If you or a loved one have developed ketoacidosis after taking Invokana, and are interested in speaking to an Invokana ketoacidosis lawyer about your case, contact the attorneys at the Hollis Law Firm. The Hollis Law Firm represents clients throughout the states of Kansas and Missouri, and partners with Invokana ketoacidosis lawyers across the country to provide representation to clients in all 50 states. Contact the Hollis Law Firm today for a free Invokana lawsuit review.