The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the federal agency tasked with overseeing the pharmaceutical industry in this country, announced on September 10 that it was strengthening its warming in regards to the drug Invokana (canagliflozin). This drug are used to treat Type 2 Diabetes, and is in a class of drugs called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.
Side Effects of Infokana Use More Serious Than Previously Thought
According to the FDA, Invokana poses an increased danger of bone fracture and decreased bone mineral density to those who take it. This is not entirely new news-the potential side effect of bone fracture was already mentioned on the Invokana label-but now the FDA is upping the danger alert after evaluation of data from nine clinical trials. The FDA now warns that bone fractures can occur as soon as 12 weeks after starting Invokana.
In its release, the FDA highlighted that Invokana may lead to decreased bone density primarily in the hips and lower spine area of the body. Accordingly, the federal agency advised doctors to seriously consider the risk of bone density drops and fractures before prescribing Invokana. Those already taking Invokana were urged by the FDA to speak with their doctor, but not to stop taking the medication unless an alternative plan for controlling blood sugar is already in place.
Consider a Products Liability Lawsuit If You Have Been Injured Side Effects of Prescription or Over The Counter Drugs
For those harmed by a defective Type 2 diabetes drug with side effects that cause serious injuries, such as bone density loss or bone fractures linked to Invokana, the costs associated with these injuries can be substantial. Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical companies which produce these defective drugs continue to rake in massive profits. If you would like to take action to recover the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries, consider a defective drug side effect lawsuit against the corporation which released the drug that harmed you.
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For more information about how defective drug lawsuits proceed, whether locally or as part of Multidistrict Litigation or a Class Action Lawsuit, call the Pennsylvania defective drug lawyers of Handler, Henning & Rosenberg today. We have the experience and resources to handle your case, and are not afraid to stick up to the big companies that have harmed you in order to protect your legal rights. Call our offices today or visit our contact page to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation about your potential case.