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Though no official recall has yet been enforced, the recent issuance of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety announcement pertaining to type 2 diabetes drug Invokana has shed light on the serious health risks its users are facing. A wave of lawsuits has already been filed.
To find out if you have a viable claim against invokana, call our experienced Orlando defective product attorneys at (407) 712-7300 to schedule your free case evaluation.
Serious Health Risks of Invokana
In 2013, sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor drug Invokana was approved for use by type 2 diabetes patients. Since its approval, more and more reports are linking its use to an onset of harmful side effects, including:
- Heart attacks
- Kidney failure
- Kidney stones
The most commonly reported health condition however, is ketoacidosis, a serious and potentially fatal health condition. Without timely treatment, this condition can put you in a diabetic coma or even kill you, so it is important to seek help immediately if you notice an onset of the following symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- High blood sugar
- Extreme thirst and frequent urination
- Fruity-scented breath
- Unusual fatigue or confusion
If you have suffered from any of the side effects associated with the use of Invokana, especially if you notice an onset of ketoacidosis symptoms, you may be entitled to legal compensation.
Taking Legal Action Against Invokana
Though the FDA is still conducting investigations to determine whether or not a recall of Invokana should be initiated, many users who have suffered the drug’s harmful effects are taking legal action. Many lawsuits allege that:
•Invokana manufacturers failed to provide adequate warnings to healthcare providers and patients of the serious risks associated with its use
•Drug manufacturers and marketers misrepresented the safety risks associated with Invokana
•The side effects associated with Invokana were not adequately studied and monitored prior to its approval
•The drug’s harmful side effects could have been avoided if doctors and patients were properly warned, allowing them to instead prescribe and choose safer diabetes drugs
In short, if your health has suffered after taking Invokana, you may be entitled to compensation through a product liability claim. Call our personal injury law firm at (407) 712-7300 to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced Orlando defective product attorney.