The FDA has issued a warning regarding potentially fatal injuries caused by the Type 2 diabetes drug, Invokana®. If you or a loved one has taken Invokana and subsequently suffered from Invokana injuries such as ketoacidosis, it may be in your best interest to contact an Invokana injury lawyer to discuss your options.
Why did the FDA issue a warning about Invokana?
According the warning, issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May of 2015, Invokana and similar Type 2 diabetes medications may lead to Ketoacidosis, a potentially fatal condition. Invokana belongs to a class of drugs known as SGLT2 inhibitors, which were developed to help the kidneys expel excess blood glucose through the urine. SGLT2 inhibitors are typically prescribed to Type 2 diabetes patients who cannot control their disease through diet or exercise.
In some cases, SGLT2 inhibitors can cause ketoacidosis, a dangerous condition in which the body creates too many acidic ketones. Symptoms of ketoacidosis include abdominal pain, fatigue, vomiting, confusion, and dehydration. The FDA has suggested that individuals who have taken Invokana and experienced these symptoms should go directly to the hospital, and may need treatment.
How can I find an Invokana injury lawyer to represent my case?
To find an Invokana injury lawyer near you, contact the attorneys at the Hollis Law Firm today. The Hollis Law Firm represents patients in Kansas and Missouri, and works with Invokana injury lawyers across the country to provide representation for clients throughout the United States. The Hollis Law Firm reviews each case on an individual basis, and can help advise you on the best options for moving forward. Ready to get started? Contact an Invokana injury lawyer at the Hollis Law Firm today for a free Invokana lawsuit review.