Invokana Injury Lawyers

If you have diabetes or another serious medical condition and you take medicine to control it, you need to be able to count on your medication working the way it is supposed to and not giving you more problems and issues to deal with. However, the Food and Drug Administration issued a safety notice in May of 2015 for Invokana and medicines like it, after receiving reports of patients experiencing dangerous side effects. If you or someone you love has experienced severe and serious side effects after being prescribed Invokana, you should talk to a Chattanooga Invokana lawyer as soon as possible. We will help you fight for the compensation you deserve for what you have suffered.

What is Invokana prescribed for?

Invokana is medicine manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals for people who have type two diabetes to control their blood sugar levels. It is a cotransporter-2 inhibitor that helps in the prevention of hyperglycemia or high blood sugar by assisting the kidneys in removing extra sugar in the blood through urination.

What are some of the problems that have been associated with Invokana?

The Food and Drug Administration received at least twenty reports in 2015 of people developing diabetic ketoacidosis after taking Invokana. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious condition that happens when acidic waste also known as ketones get built up in the blood and urine. The body starts to use fat cells for energy because there is not enough insulin for the body to use instead. It is a condition that is typically more associated with type 1 diabetes more often than type 2. Some signs of this condition may include:

  • Not being as alert or feeling really sleepy
  • an escalated breathing rate or pattern
  • the skin being unusually dry
  • facial redness
  • headaches
  • achy muscles
  • abdominal pain
  • urinating more often
  • being excessively thirsty
  • nausea

Some other problems to watch out for if you are taking Invokana may be:

  • failure of the kidneys
  • kidney stones
  • experiencing problems with electrolytes
  • having a urinary tract infection
  • excessive weight loss
  • heart attack
  • stroke
Has there been a recall issued for Invokana?

As of right now, there has be no issue recalled for Invokana. The investigation into the problems and concerns with medication is still ongoing. The safety announced issued by the Food and Drug Administration informs patients that they should pay attention to any symptoms they may develop while taking the medicine. If symptoms develop, you should seek medical help.

How can a Tennessee Invokana and dangerous drug lawyer help me?

Companies like Johnson & Johnson are supposed to provide the public and doctors with adequate warnings about medications and products if there is a risk for health and safety concerns. Unfortunately, sometimes companies ignore these risks so that they can put the product on the market and make money. If you or someone you know has suffered serious and potentially fatal side effects after taking Invokana, it is advised that you seek medical help right away. Once you have received the medical help you need, you should contact one of our knowledgeable and caring dangerous drug lawyers at the Higgins Firm. We will review your case and see to it that you receive compensation that is rightfully yours for your injuries. We will also see that the company or party responsible pays for their failure to provide adequate information about their products or medications.

You can contact us online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your case and any questions you might have.