Type 2 Diabetes Drug Invokana Subject of FDA Warning After Serious Side Effects Reported
Invokana Side Effects Lead To FDA Warning
Invokana (canagliflozin) is a prescription drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes that is intended to remove excess glucose (blood sugar) via urine, by having the kidneys flush out excessive glucose. Invokana belongs to a family of medications called Sodium Glucose Contransporter-2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors, which have been the topic of a recent FDA warning. The FDA warning comes as a result of ongoing reports of serious side effects including ketoacidosis, kidney damage, and heart attacks (myocardial infarctions).
Prescribed Invokana for Type 2 Diabetes? Know the Risks of Side Effects
Serious side effect warnings are posted on the official Invokana website (in small type, at the bottom of the page), which mention kidney problems and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Clearly, the manufacturer is aware of the risks of side effects while taking Invokana. The problem is that they feel the benefits far outweigh the risks – a decision each person should have the opportunity to make themselves, based upon ALL of the facts.
Brand Name Medications Named in FDA Warning
The following is a list of brand mane medications currently under investigation by the FDA as a result of reports of serious side effects by patients prescribed SGLT2 inhibitors. If you have been prescribed any of the medications below, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries sustained as a result of taking these drugs.
- Invokana (Invokamet)
- Xigduo XR
FDA Warnings From Harmful Side Effects
The FDA recalls dangerous, defective drugs all the time. They also issue a formal warning when serious side effects are reported, and these warnings often lead to a full recall. As reports continued to surface about kidney problems, ketoacidosis, and heart attacks, the FDA had to act accordingly and did so with a formal warning.
If you or someone you know has suffered harmful side effects as the result of being prescribed Invokana or any other harmful drug, you have the right to hold the manufacturer of that drug responsible for your injuries.
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