Invokana is a type 2 diabetes drug which uses the active ingredient canagliflozin to control blood sugar. A market competitor with Januvia, Invokana is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, offering type 2 diabetes sufferers a method to keep their high blood sugar in check, thereby reducing the risk of kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. For its many possible benefits for patients, though, taking Invokana has been linked to the emergence of ketoacidosis in many patients. This disease causes diabetics to produce excess blood acids known as ketones, and its symptoms include thirst, frequent urination, nausea, abdominal pain, weakness, and confusion, with particularly serious cases resulting in sugar comas and death. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established and announced the link between Invokana use and ketoacidosis in 2015 after over twenty unconnected reports of this occurrence were filed. Although in 2016 the FDA did strengthen its warnings about Invokana and the potential for it to cause acute kidney injury, it did not ban the drug. Jannsen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, did not change its marketing scheme for Invokana. Many more claims have now been filed, as ketoacidosis varying in degree of severity continues to plague some type 2 diabetes patients taking canagliflozin pills. If you or someone close to you took Invokana and developed ketoacidosis and any of its symptoms, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your illness-related expenses.
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If you or a loved one faced diabetic ketoacidosis following the use of an Invokana treatment regimen for type 2 diabetes, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other costs. If the case presented here describes your situation, contact Grimes Teich Anderson LLP today at (800) 533-6845 or fill out our online case evaluation form to request a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
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