SILVER SPRING Md. — The United States Food and Drug Administration issued a warning in May of 2015 about the risk of Invokana causing kidney failure as well as diabetic ketoacidosis in its patients, and other risks associated with the diabetes drug continue to be discovered. For example, the use of Invokana has been linked to urinary tract infections, and a recent study from May of this year on Invokana’s risks suggests that 10% or more of Invokana patients are likely to develop yeast or other genital infections as a result of using the drug. Users of Invokana who have developed at least one yeast or other genital infection have their chances of developing another one doubled to 20%.
Invokana, which is also known as canagliflozin and Invokamet, is classified as an SGLT2 inhibitor, and it is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Invokana controls blood sugar levels by causing your body to excrete excess glucose via your urine. Since it is not common to have glucose in your urine stream, this excretion can result in infections, including urinary tract infections and even yeast infections.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can result in a nearly constant urge to urinate, but urinating can be very painful and can even give you a burning sensation. UTIs can also cause blood in the urine as well as pelvic pain, particularly for women. Yeast infections are more common in women, but it is still possible for men to get them. A yeast infection can cause urination to be painful, and it can also result in discharge and the genital area being itchy and painful in general. Although women are more susceptible to yeast infections, both genders are susceptible to other fungal infections that can result from the use of Invokana, and men can also experience genital itchiness, soreness, inflammation, painful urination and discharge as the result of the diabetes medication.
In addition to diabetic ketoacidosis, kidney complications, yeast infections and urinary tract infections, the use of Invokana has also been associated with cardiovascular issues such as increased risk of stroke or heart attacks, raising the question of whether or not Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Invokana, will soon be defending itself in lawsuits.
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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.
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