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Invokana Lawsuits and Complications

Commonly asked questions about Invokana (canagliflozin):

What Is Invokana?

Invokana (Invokamet) is a type 2 diabetes medicine manufactured by Janssen Research & Development, LLC.

The drug is a SGLT2 inhibitor used in combination with diet and exercise to improve glycemic control and lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Diabetes is a leading cause of death in the United States and leads to serious medical problems, including kidney failure, blindness, heart disease and other health issues.

Invokana was approved by the Food & Drug Administration on March 29, 2013 for treatment of type 2 diabetes. However, in May 2015, the FDA warned in a safety communication that these drug treatments may put patients at risk for a serious health condition known as ketoacidosis.

Ketoacidosis (DKA) occurs when the cells do not receive the glucose needed by your body for energy and the body begins to burn fat for energy, which produces ketones. When ketones build up in your blood, it becomes more acidic and can poison your body.

Diabetic ketoacidosis can lead to serious health problems, including diabetic coma. Other complications include heart attack, blood clots, and kidney failure.

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What are Side Effects of Invokana?

Urinary Tract Infection Increased Urination
Yeast Infection Vaginal Itching
Thirst Constipation
Nausea Fatigue/Weakness
Skin Sensitivity to Sunlight Hypersensitivity Reactions

What are the Criteria for Filing an Invokana Lawsuit?

Approved in March 2013, Invokana (canagliflozin) is an SGLT2 Inhibitor used to treat adults with Type 2 diabetes, manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

SGLT2 inhibitors work by preventing high blood sugar by helping the patient’s kidneys remove excess sugar through their urine.

In May 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning the drug has been linked to cases of ketoacidosis, a serious condition where there is too much acid in the blood.

Complications of diabetic ketoacidosis include difficulty breathing, nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain, confusion and unusual fatigue or sleepiness. The condition can lead to diabetic coma and/or death.

What Does the FDA Say About Invokana?

The FDA has issued an alert linking Invokana to an increase in foot and toe amputations. Health Canada has also found a link between Invokana and acute kidney injuries.

On May 16, 2017, the FDA put out a safety announcement confirming an increased risk of leg and foot amputations with the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet).

“Based on new data from two large clinical trials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that the type 2 diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) causes an increased risk of leg and foot amputations. We are requiring new warnings, including our most prominent Boxed Warning, to be added to the canagliflozin drug labels to describe this risk,” the warning says.

“Patients taking canagliflozin should notify your health care professionals right away if you develop new pain or tenderness, sores or ulcers, or infections in your legs or feet. Talk to your health care professional if you have questions or concerns. Do not stop taking your diabetes medicine without first talking to your health care professional.”

Are There Any Current Invokana Lawsuits?

As of January 5, 2017, there were 79 Invokana or Invokamet lawsuits transferred to the US District Court of New Jersey. These lawsuits have been consolidated.

In 2015, the US Food & Drug Administration warned patients and healthcare professionals that SGLT2 inhibitors, including the active ingredient in both Invokana and Invokamet, may cause ketoacidosis. The potentially fatal side effect involves elevated levels of blood acid. In a second safety alert in June 2016, the FDA announced that Invokana, Invokamet, Farxiga and Xigduo XR had been associated with an increased risk for acute kidney injuries. Most of the newly-consolidated Invokana lawsuits accuse Janssen Pharmaceuticals of failing to warn the public about these risks.

What Makes Me Eligible for an Invokana Lawsuit?

The manufacturers of SGLT2 Inhibitors have been the subject of litigation because of the side effects caused by their drugs.

The national Invokana lawsuit alleges that the manufacturers and marketers of SGLT2 Inhibitors failed to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of kidney failure, myocardial infarction (heart attacks), other cardiovascular issues, and ketoacidosis.

The lawsuit states that if the manufacturers and marketers had properly warned of the risks, patients would have been prescribed and taken a substitute medication for their diabetes and would have had their health monitored on a more routine basis for potential signs of heart issues, renal impairment, and high level of ketones.

If you suffered severe complications from taking an SGLT2 Inhibitor, you may be entitled to compensation. Below is the criteria required to file an SGLT2 Inhibitor lawsuit:

  • Patient has taken Invokana, Invokamet, Farxiga, Glyxambi, Jardiance, or Xigduo XR and suffered one or more of the following:
    • Kidney failure
    • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
    • Heart attack
    • Stroke
    • Death
    • Dehydration requiring hospitalization
    • Bone fracture
    • Amputation

Can Invokana Lawsuit Lawyers Help Me?

Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Invokana. We are currently investigating claims against Invokana by patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this medication. You may be entitled to a settlement.

Settlements are being sought for your pain and suffering and disability caused by the side-effects of of Invokana. Compensation in these cases will also include medical expenses and loss if income.

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  3. Invokana Safety Annoucement – FDA