FDA Warns Against Diabetes Drug Invokana


What is Invokana? 

Invokana (Canagliflozin) is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and was approved by the FDA in 2013 to treat symptoms of diabetes.


What are its side effects?

Invokana has recently been linked to serious side effects including urinary tract infections, hypersensitivity, dehydration, and kidney damage. Another serious side effect of the drug is ketoacidosis.

To understand more about these side effects and why they occur, it’s best to understand how Invokana works. The medication adjusts the normal functionality of the kidneys for sugar to be excreted through the patient’s urine. This inhibition of the kidneys creates a high level of acid (known as ketones) in the blood. So much so, in fact, that it can lead to a serious disease known as ketoacidosis. Symptoms of ketoacidosis may include vomiting, pain, confusion, fatigue, and can lead to a coma or even death.


What should I do if I’m effected?

In March of 2015, the FDA released a warning about ketoacidosis from Invokana and other medications in the SGLT2 class. They advised that anyone suffering from the bad side effects of Invokana should immediately seek medical care. Hundreds of cases of serious injury have been reported by patients taking the drug.

If you have taken Invokana and endured an adverse reaction, we urge you to seek medical treatment. Secondly, please call the law office of Ed Bernstein & Associates to see if you have a case. Dial 888-235-3090 or visit https://edbernstein.com to get legal help now.


By |June 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|

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Ed Bernstein
Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada and one of the state’s premier personal injury attorneys. He has also served as an alternate judge for the City of Las Vegas Municipal Court and as an alternate judge for the City of North Las Vegas. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

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