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Invokana Complications: Diabetic Coma

Commonly asked questions about the link between the use of Invokana and comas.

Can Invokana Use Lead To A Coma?

Coma can be a complication associated with the use of diabetic drug Invokana.

The medication has been linked to the very serious medical conditions of diabetic ketoacidosis and diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome. If not properly diagnosed and treated, both of these conditions can lead to a diabetic coma.

Does Invokana Use Increase The Risk Of Falling Into A Coma?

In May of 2015 the FDA issued a warning about Invokana’s link to a condition known as ketoacidosis. This condition occurs when your body is unable to break down glucose (sugar) and high levels of blood acids known as ketones are released into your body. Ketoacidosis greatly raises the blood sugar levels in your body causing dehydration and fatigue, this also causes the risk of falling into a diabetic coma to greatly increase.

What are Symptoms of a Diabetic Coma?

There are many symptoms that you should and your family members should look out for to prevent a diabetic coma. A person using Invokana should pay attention to these symptoms which may be signs of an impending coma if prompt medical attention is not sought:

  • High levels of blood sugar (glucose)
  • Thirst or dry mouth
  • Problems with breathing
  • High blood glucose levels
  • Decreased alertness or hard time focusing
  • Frequent urination
  • Fruity-smelling breath
  • Headaches & dizziness
  • Muscle stiffness or aches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach pain

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.

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 I File an Invokana Diabetic Coma Lawsuit?

Our Invokana drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about suffered a diabetic coma from taking this diabetes drug. We are actively investigating claims against the drug manufacturer by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this medication. You may be entitled to a substantial settlement.

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What Are The Serious Side Effects Associated With Invokana Use?

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

What Are The Less Serious Side Effects Associated With Invokana Use?

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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  1. Diabetic Coma – Mayo Clinic
  2. Diabetic Ketoacidosis – National Library of Medicine
  3. What you should know about diabetic ketoacidosis – Invokana