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FDA Issues Strong Warnings: Canaglifozin Increases Risk of Lower Limb Amputation and Gangrene

Across the U.S. patients with type 2 diabetes are at risk of severe complications related to a drug that may have been prescribed by their doctor. Known commonly as Invokana, a Canagliflozin FDA alert is raising serious concerns about the safety of the drug. If you are among those currently taking the drug, you should be aware of an increased possibility of exposure to Invokana health risks. If you have taken the drug previously for an extended period of time and suffered from serious side effects, on the other hand, a U.S. attorney at Carabin Shaw may be able to help you. You are entitled to compensation for any pain and suffering you have faced on behalf of the negligence of a manufacturer or physician.

More Information About the Canaglifozin (Invokana) Safety Warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Canaglifozin in 2013 as the first drug of its kind released to the public. The drug works by forcing the body’s kidneys to remove more glucose from the bloodstream.

As with other drugs that also work similarly, noteworthy side effects are urinary tract infections, fungal infections in the genital area, low blood pressure, and increased thirst. As prescriptions of the drug continued, however, other Invokana dangers arose.

In 2017, researchers for the FDA noted a connection between Invokana use and an increased risk for leg and foot amputations. This led to an Invokana FDA black box warning, the most severe type of warning the FDA issues. But even after the FDA issued strong warnings that Canaglifozin increases the risk of lower limb amputation and gangrene, some doctors continued to prescribe the medication to patients who didn’t fully understanding the risks associated.

If you are a type 2 diabetes patient and have been prescribed Canaglifozin (Invokana) without fully understanding the risks associated such as Invokana leg amputations and Invokana foot amputations, the U.S. product liability lawyers at Carabin Shaw are available to help.

When to Contact a Lawyer

When you are under the care of a physician for a disease as severe as diabetes, you want to know the treatment your physician prescribes is safe with minimal side effects. Problems arise when dangerous drugs hit the U.S. market and are later recalled or labeled with severe warnings, leaving patients feeling uncertain about their safety.

Everyone should be able to trust in the care they receive which is why U.S. product liability lawyers are stepping up to help those who have been impacted.

If you have suffered an Invokana leg amputation or Invokana foot amputation, you may be entitled to receive compensation. A U.S. attorney has the resources to guide you through the legal issues relevant to your case.

Patients have legal rights, and if they have been violated, those responsible must be held accountable for their actions. The large pharmaceutical companies know how to protect their interests. You deserve to have someone looking out for you, your health, and your well being. The U.S. attorneys of Carabin Shaw offer decades of product liability experience to protect your rights.

Learn About Your Options: Free Initial Consultation at Carabin Shaw

If you have suffered physical injury - such as the FDA issued strong warnings: Canaglifozin increases risk of lower limb amputation and gangrene - as a result of your diabetes medication, give our office a call. One of our U.S. attorneys will be happy to meet with you to discuss the details of your case. Your first visit with us is at no cost to you, and there is no obligation on your part.

When you decide to let us work on your behalf, we commit to working tirelessly to hold the drug companies accountable to help you receive the compensation you’re entitled to receive.

Give our office a call today toll-free at 800-862-1260.

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