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Invokana Complications: Heart Attack

Commonly asked questions about the link between Invokana use and heart attacks.

Can Invokana Use Lead To The Development Of A Heart Attack?

Heart attacks, or myocardial infarctions, are a potential complication of the diabetes drug Ivokana. A myocardial infarction can damage the cells within the heart and cause permanent damage to the organ. Heart attacks, in some cases, can be fatal.

In May, 2015, the FDA issued a statement that treatment with Ivokana can lead serious medical problems, including cardiovascular problems like myocardial infarction and heart attack.

Damage to the heart can stem from diabetic ketoacidosis when insulin levels are too low. If undiagnosed or treated, the condition can lead to heart failure and cardiac complications.

Does Invokana Use Increase The Risk Of Suffering From A Heart Attack?

The FDA required Johnson & Johnson to conduct post-marketing studies as well as a clinical trial after the initial study data showed a troubling increaser in the risk of developing cardiovascular problems such as stroke, blood clots and heart attacks. The Canagliflozin Cardiovascular Assessment Study of (CANVAS) revealed a 46% elevated risk for stroke in the first 30 days of treatment.

What are Warning Signs of Heart Attacks?

There are many heart attack warning signs that you need to pay special attention to, including:

  • Chest pain
  • Bad indigestion
  • Heavy pressure on your chest
  • Light headedness
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Fatigue or weakness

You should see your doctor or visit a hospital emergency department if you notice these symptoms in yourself or someone that you care about so that treatment can begin to prevent serious damage to your heart and even sudden death. The physicians may discontinue your use of Ivokana to prevent any permanent damage to your heart or cardiovascular system.

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.

Invokana Heart Attack Lawsuits

Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about suffered cardiovascular problems from using Invokana. We are currently investigating claims against the drug maker by both patients and their families seeking compensation for harm caused by this medication. You may be entitled to a substantial settlement.

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

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What Severe Side Effects Are Associated With The Use Of Invokana?

There are a number of serious side effects that can occur from the use of Invokana, these side effects include:

What Are The Less Severe Side Effects Associated With The Use Of Invokana?

There are also a number of other less serious side effects associated with the use of Invokana, these side effects include:

  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Increased urination
  • Yeast Infections
  • Thirst
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Skin sensitivity to sunlight
  • Hypersensitivity reactions

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  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.

We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have a claim, we will start immediately.

WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Invokana lawsuit claims.

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