Johnson & Johnson’s Type 2 diabetes drug, Invokana®, has been linked to the development of ketoacidosis. Consider speaking to the experienced Invokana side effect lawyers at the Hollis Law Firm about your potential case today.
The widely used Type 2 diabetes drug, Invokana, is part of a class of medications called sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. While other Type 2 diabetes drugs work to increase the amount of insulin in the blood, Invokana works by halting the reabsorption of glucose in the kidneys. By inhibiting the absorption of the SGLT2 protein, excess sugar is released from the body during urination, resulting in lower blood sugar levels. Invokana was approved for the US market in March 2013 and was the first of the SGLT2 inhibitors. However, the FDA issued a public warning regarding the drug’s correlation to the development of ketoacidosis. As a result, some patients are seeking experienced Invokana side effect lawyers to seek recovery for their injury and loss of income.
What are the symptoms patients are seeing Invokana side effect lawyers for?
The symptoms of ketoacidosis can cause significant emotional and physical distress for a patient and their family. Some of the symptoms of ketoacidosis include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty breathing
- Chronic fatigue or sleepiness
- Abdominal pain
- Kidney damage or failure
If you or a loved one suffered from ketoacidosis as a result of taking Invokana, you may have legal options to hold the manufacturer of the drug accountable. The helpful Invokana side effect lawyers at the Hollis Law Firm have experience in serving those who have sustained an injury as a result of taking a potentially harmful prescription drug. If you’re ready to schedule a free case consultation with the Hollis Law Firm’s experienced Invokana side effect lawyers, do not hesitate to call 1-800-701-3672 or fill out the contact form on this page for a free Invokana lawsuit review.