What Is Invokana?
Invokana (canagliflozin) and the related drug Invokamet are SGLT2 inhibitor drugs manufactured by Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals for use in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. Invokana/Invokamet are designed to work by helping the kidneys remove excess sugar through urine so as to control blood sugar levels. It was first released in 2013 following FDA approval and has been prescribed to thousands of patients and has provided Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals with hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.
What Is the Problem With Invokana?
Unfortunately, since its release, Invokana/Invokamet have been associated with a number of serious side effects, including:
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Kidney damage from too much acid)
- Increased risk of foot/leg amputation (2x the usual risk for diabetic patients)
- Acute Kidney Injury
- Heart Attack
- Kidney Stones
- Kidney Failure
- Increased Fungal Infections
- Increased Urinary Tract Infections
- Broken bones due to loss of bone density
- Diabetic Coma
There are currently some 300+ pending lawsuits filed by patients who were Invokana/Invokamet users claiming to have developed serious medical conditions as a result of using these drugs. These claims are based on the allegations that Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to properly warn and advise doctors and patients of the risks of the drug, that they negligently manufactured the drug and that they released a defective drug to the public.
What If You Think You May Have a Problem From Invokana?
If you or a loved one suffered any of these medical conditions after taking Invokana/Invokamet, you or they may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, pain, suffering and disability resulting from those complications. Call Lattof & Lattof today for a free consultation regarding your potential rights. Remember that claims of this type usually have a certain time limitation within which you may take action, so it is important that you make the call as soon as you can so as to preserve your rights.