Invokana Side Effects

Parilman & Associates – Invokana Side Effects Lawyers

Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors are coming under increased scrutiny in both the medical and legal worlds because of alleged Invokana side effects and those associated with the use of SGLT2 inhibitors.  Many consumers have been forced to consider the possibility of filing an Invokana lawsuit because of the harm they have suffered.  If you have taken Invokana or any of the other SGLT2 inhibitors and you’ve been harmed as a result, you may also need to consider the possibility of filing an Invokana lawsuit.  You should make this decision with the help of experienced attorneys who understand the nature of these claims.

What Are SGLT2 Inhibitors?

SGLT2 inhibitors are medications that are used to treat the symptoms associated with Type 2 diabetes.  SGLT2 stands for sodium-glucose co-transporter-2.  These medications work to lower the levels of sugar in the blood.  They do so by prompting the kidneys to remove sugar from the body.  The sugar is then expelled through the urine.  Invokana is one of the leading members of this class of medications.  Unfortunately, reports of Invokana side effects began to emerge after the drug was approved for use by the FDA.

About Invokana

Invokana is a medication that is manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, one of the true giants of the industry.  Janssen Pharmaceuticals is currently owned by Johnson & Johnson.  Invokana was initially approved for use in the United States by the FDA in March of 2013.  While Johnson & Johnson did not initially publicly disclose the sales revenues generated by Invokana, estimates indicate that its first year on the market led to more than $100 million in sales.

Alleged Invokana Side Effects
Unfortunately, consumers soon began to allege that using this medication led to serious Invokana side effects.  The most prominent among them was a condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis.  Diabetic ketoacidosis is a condition whereby there is too much acid present in a person’s blood.  Common symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Fatigue
  • General confusion

These symptoms may often lead to confusion on the part of consumers who may be thinking that they are just ill instead of them considering the possibility of a health crisis that could lead to an Invokana lawsuit.  This is a dangerous situation, as diabetic ketoacidosis can lead to extremely serious problems that include a diabetic coma or brain swelling.  Diabetic ketoacidosis can be fatal if it is not treated promptly and aggressively.

The Realities of an Invokana Lawsuit

Consumers who are considering the possibility of filing an Invokana lawsuit need to understand that if they proceed alone, they would be taking on gigantic corporate entities that will defend themselves aggressively and skillfully.  If you or someone you love has taken Invokana or any other SGLT2 inhibitors, you need to contact the Invokana side effects lawyers at Parilman & Associates as soon as possible to schedule a free initial consultation.  You can either email the firm or call 800-885-DRUG.