Invokana® is a medication prescribed to those with Type 2 diabetes. You may want to speak with an Invokana side effect attorney today if you or a loved one have experienced ketoacidosis as a result of taking Invokana.
Johnson & Johnson is a worldwide leader in the production of health care products, and the world’s eighth largest pharmaceutical company. Some well-known products produced by Johnson & Johnson include Tylenol, among others. Another product engineered by the company’s pharmaceutical division is Invokana. Invokana is a drug designed to help patients suffering from Type 2 diabetes. Patients suffering from Type 2 diabetes have trouble with maintaining a safe blood glucose level.
Invokana is in a class of drugs known as sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. This means that Invokana is designed to block glucose from being reabsorbed into the blood by the kidneys. Instead of reabsorbing the sugar, the kidneys secrete it during urination instead. The decreased amount of sugar in the blood results in a lower blood glucose level for the patient. Many patients suffering from Type 2 diabetes rely on help from pharmaceutical drugs or products to maintain their blood sugar. If safe blood sugar levels are not maintained, then the patient may suffer from hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Hypoglycemia is whenever the blood sugar is too low, and if the patient’s blood sugar is too high, they can suffer symptoms related to hyperglycemia. A common symptom of hyperglycemia is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
How can an Invokana side effect attorney help my case?
Invokana has been linked to serious cases of ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis may lead to diabetic coma, or even death. An Invokana side effect attorney at the Hollis Law Firm can work with you to help determine if you have a viable case for compensation. Find a helpful Invokana side effect attorney at the Hollis Law Firm today. Here at the Hollis Law Firm, we are experienced in helping those who have fallen victim to harmful prescription drugs. To speak to an Invokana side effect attorney, call 1-800-701-3672 or fill out the form found on this page for a free consultation. Call now for a free Invokana lawsuit review.