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If you or a loved one has type 2 diabetes, it is possible that they have taken Invokana at some point. The drug is intended to help kidneys take sugar out of the body to lower blood sugar levels. While it is effective in doing this, it is also classified as a SGLT2 inhibitor, which has been known to result in severe cardiovascular problems, in addition to other risks. These problems can be life threatening, and if you have suffered kidney failure or a heart attack, Invokana may have been responsible.
The dangerous drug attorneys at Johnston Law Group represent victims of this product in personal injury lawsuits. We are highly experienced helping clients fight big pharmaceutical companies for what they deserve.
Risks of Taking Invokana
Invokana can result in injuries that affect a person their entire life, and possibly lead to their death. If you experience chest pain, dizziness, increased heart rate, or headaches after taking Invokana or another SGLT2 inhibitor, you should consult with a physician immediately.
Potential side effects of Invokana include:
- Urinary tract infection (UTI) - Invokana helps the body expel excess sugar through urine and perspiration. Unfortunately, urine with large amounts of sugar can cause an infection the urinary tract.
- Heart attack - One of the side effects of invokana is that it effects the cardiovascular system's ability to distribute oxygen. As a result, the heart may be cut off from its supply of oxygen and start to fail.
- Stroke - Another result of cardiovascular issues, strokes occur when oxygen does not flow to the brain. This can result in permanent disability as brain cells die during the event.
- Amputation - Any area of the body cut off from its oxygen supply is at risk. If a foot or hand does not receive oxygen, the cells begin to die and gangrene may set in, forcing the victim to receive an amputation.
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Invokana is made by Janssen and Johnson & Johnson. These companies are aware of the risk involved with their product and continue to distribute it regardless. It will be the burden of the victim to prove that Invokana was responsible for their injuries and not a preexisting condition or independent factor, which a practiced dangerous drug lawyer can help with. Let Johnston Law Group help you fight for what you deserve.