Recently, there have been several lawsuits filed against Janssen Pharmaceutica for their recently released type 2 diabetes drug Invokana. There have been several complications associated with Invokana, however, possibly the most troubling has been the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Ketoacidosis is a very serious condition that can lead to a diabetic coma, or in rare cases, even death. When there is not enough insulin for the body to process glucose (sugar) for energy, the body turns to fat cells to generate that energy. When fat cells are burned, chemicals called ketones are produced. If too many ketones are present in the blood, it can become very acidic. This can be extremely poisonous to the body. Ketoacidosis is rare in type 2 diabetics, but several reports have identified the Invokana medication as a potential catalyst for the condition.
Symptoms of Ketoacidosis (DKA)
The following are warning signs that DKA may be developing in the body.
- Dry mouth or extreme thirst
- Frequent urination
- Feeling very tired
- Dry or flushed skin
- Difficulty breathing
- Fruity odor on breath
If you have experienced any of these symptoms after taking Invokana, it is important you pay attention to them and seek medical attention if you feel ill. Ketoacidosis can be extremely dangerous if not treated. Most cases must be treated at the hospital, but patients can help prevent DKA from occurring by monitoring urine and blood regularly for ketones.
Our Invokana Lawsuit Lawyers Can Help You
Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Invokana. We are currently investigating claims against the pharmaceutical company by patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous drug. 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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You can afford to have our great team of Invokana lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it costs you nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
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