Invokana® (canagliflozin) is a subtype 2 sodium-glucose transport inhibitor marketed by Janssen, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Invokana works to lower the body’s blood sugar levels by stopping the kidneys from reabsorbing blood glucose. Instead of the blood glucose staying in the body, it is removed with the body’s urine.
INVOKANA + TYPE 2 DIABETES
Type 2 diabetes is a condition that affects the body’s ability to break down sugar (glucose) as an energy source. Insulin is the body’s means of breaking down sugar in the blood for energy. Type 2 diabetes either causes the body to resist the effects of insulin or to produce inadequate amounts. If glucose levels in the blood are too high, it can be dangerous and cause health complications. Along with other members of the SGLT2 inhibitor class, Invokana works by triggering the kidneys to take sugar from the body through the urine to lower blood sugar levels.
All drugs have side effects and Invokana is no different. However, many patients who took Invokana suffered many side effects that they did not anticipate because Janssen allegedly did not warn users adequately of these side effects. Invokana side effects include:
- DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS
- HEART ATTACK
- KIDNEY FAILURE
- AMPUTATIONS OF THE LEG, FOOT, TOE
- BONE FRACTURES & ABNORMALITIES
- TESTICULAR CANCER
- URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS (UTIs)
- SEVERE DEHYDRATION/ FLUID IMBALANCE
- ABNORMAL WEIGHT LOSS
- BLOOD INFECTIONS (UROSEPSIS)
- FUNGAL INFECTIONS
- YEAST INFECTIONS
DO YOU NEED HELP WITH A POTENTIAL INVOKANA CLAIM?
If you or a loved one have been affected by any of the above side effects due to Invokana use, we encourage you to consult with our team as soon as possible. With our extensive knowledge and expertise, you can rest assured that should you choose to work with us, you will have legal representation that you can trust. All initial consultations are free, and we don’t charge any up-front fees for representation. We handle all fees on a contingency basis, meaning that unless we’re successful, you don’t have to pay us. Please contact Fulmer Sill at (405)510.0077 for a free consultation.