Invokana is categorized into the group of drugs known as SGLT2 anti-diabetics which is popularly used for the treatment of adults suffering from type 2 diabetes. Despite the drug working for some patients, there has been some very serious accusation about the side effects. Yeast infections, urinary tract infection, photosensitivity, fatigue, nausea, increased LDL are some of the mild yet commonly found side effects caused of this drug.
Invokana was marketed as a Janssen’s product and with its easy dietary restrictions compared to the other similar drugs, it became one of the most popular medications for diabetes. Unfortunately, soon after it was released for public use, there were plenty of negative reports submitted to the FDA and the victims claimed for invokana settlements. In fact, in May 2015, the administration body warned about Invokana’s potentially life-threatening side-effect diabetic ketoacidosis (which is the condition of having excess amount of ketones in the body) and how it is an unnecessary risk associated with the drug.
In September 2015, there was a revised FDA warning stating how invokana can increase the risk of bone fracture and decreased bone mineral density. The patients taking Invokana are twice more likely to face the risk of leg or foot amputation than those thriving on other similar medication.
The other complications associated with the drug are:
- impairment of renal function
- increased low-density lipoprotein
- bone fracture
- acute kidney complications
Accusations in invokana settlement
The following are the main point of concern in the lawsuit:
- not disclosing the proper information to the FDA about the drug
- failed to warn the patients and physicians about the risks of taking invokana
- no proper clinical safety trials was conducted
- continued misbranding the drug even when there were reports about the side effects
Do you know you might be eligible for the damage awards if you have been unnecessarily affected from the complications of Invokana? To understand the process of applying for the lawsuit and to get a free and legal consultation from the experts, Call (855) 973-4136.