The Type 2 diabetes drug, Invokamet®, has been linked to harmful and even deadly side effects. Contact an Invokamet attorney at the Hollis Law Firm to determine if you have a viable case.
Invokamet belongs to a new class of Type 2 diabetes drugs known as sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. The way Invokamet and other SGLT2 inhibitors like Invokana® treats Type 2 diabetes is by blocking glucose from being reabsorbed into the patient’s blood stream. Since the pancreas cannot keep up with the patient’s body’s demand for insulin, Invokamet helps to prevent the kidneys from reabsorbing the excess glucose into the blood but secrete it through urination. SGLT2 inhibitors have been recently correlated with the development of ketoacidosis, a serious and potentially fatal condition. Some patients are seeking an experienced Invokamet attorney to represent them and help them recover compensation for their financial and physical distress.
Invokamet and Invokana are manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, and Invokamet was approved by the United States FDA in 2014. However, in 2015, the FDA issued a warning to patients and doctors that SGLT2 inhibitors have been shown to cause ketoacidosis. If patients experience any of the following symptoms after taking Invokamet, they are advised to seek immediate medical attention:
- Dizziness or confusion
- Shortness of breath
- Kidney failure or damage
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Cardiac arrest
- Excessive fatigue and sleepiness
If you or a loved one experienced any of the above symptoms after taking the popular Type 2 diabetes drug, Invokamet, you may want to contact a helpful Invokamet attorney at the Hollis Law Firm. An Invokamet attorney can help you determine if your case is viable and can help you evaluate all your legal options. The Hollis Law Firm offers free, confidential case consultations to those who believe they have been a victim of Invokamet. Call 1-800-701-3672 for a free Invokana lawsuit review.