FDA Warns About Invokana

Invokana, a drug used to control type-2 diabetes through increasing of the blood sugar eliminated through waste, may actually be more harmful than helpful. Evidence now indicates that as Invokana increases the risk of cardiovascular issues, dehydration, and even the risk of toe, foot, and leg amputations. Patients with diabetes are already susceptible to lower leg complications such as ulcers and sores. These problems can be further aggravated by circulation irregularities and dehydration. If you live anywhere in the state of Texas and you believe you have suffered any of these side effects of Invokana or Invokamet, you may be entitled to compensation.

While patients should not stop taking Invokana before talking to their doctor, it is recommended that those taking Invokana remain vigilant if sores, cuts, bruises, ulcers, or infections arise below the knees, as these initial injuries could lead to amputation if left untreated. To increase awareness about dangers and risks regarding its intake, the FDA warns about Invokana frequently.

Since Invokana hit the market in 2013, the drug has been associated with mostly cases of toe and foot amputations. Some victims have lost their entire leg below the knee; some have lost both legs. The European Medicines Agency is currently investigating the risk of lower limb amputation and the way this medication is distributed and prescribed, and the FDA has already concluded that canagliflozins like Invokana carry twice the risk of amputation in their CANVAS study.

In the United States, the FDA warns about Invokana increasingly each year that the medicine remains on shelves, and now requires boxes to carry warning labels. In conjunction with the FDA, the EMA’s studies prove a direct correlation between Invokana intake and chance of limb loss. Fortunately, there is a Texas Invokana attorney from Carabin & Shaw ready and willing to take on your case. Our lawyers will stop at nothing to see you reclaim your life and losses due to the volatile supplementary effects of Invokana.

If you reside in Texas and take Invokana regularly, and you find yourself in any sort of unfamiliar discomfort, pain, or other injuries associated with its use, contact a lawyer from Carabin & Shaw immediately. Diligence and awareness can often be the difference between life and death, and a legal professional can help you obtain compensation for your losses.

At Carabin & Shaw, our attorneys believe that trusting a physician or pharmaceutical company to only prescribe or produce safe medications should always imply accountability when the adverse should become apparent.

The FDA Warns About Invokana’s Serious Side Effects

In May 2017, just four years after Invokana’s arrival on the market, the FDA disclosed to the public that Invokana more than doubles a patient’s risk of foot, toe, and leg amputations while on an Invokana prescription. The FDA CANVAS and CANVAS-R studies estimated that 7 in 1,000 patients on Invokana required amputation of a toe or foot after taking the drug for a year – twice as many as the control group.

Earlier in 2016, the FDA required a ‘black box’ warning label on all Invokana containers after suspicions of danger arose. Later that year, the FDA issued a drug safety communication informing the general public and the medical community about the issues and dangers related to the drug.

If you live in Texas and you have suffered any of these side effects of Invokana and have undergone amputation or injuries to your feet, toes, or legs as a direct result of Invokana’s potent dehydration and cardiovascular effects, this might be just the beginning. We understand that your suffering may extend far beyond the physical. The extended consequences of Invokana’s side effects can include:

  • Loss of wages
  • Time away from work
  • Job loss
  • Disability
  • Financial complications
  • Additional unforeseen medical bills

If you are one of the thousands of victims in Texas coping in the aftermath of a mishap related to Invokana prescription, you deserve a chance to reclaim your life. You could be eligible for compensation for all damages, losses, and expenses related to surgery – even for time away from work. In these instances, proper legal guidance may prove to be your greatest asset in your quest to obtain compensation.

Contact the experienced Texas attorneys from Carabin & Shaw. Our lawyers offer all our potential clients an initial consultation, completely free of charge, to help make you aware of your best options moving forward. We even have bilingual options for our Spanish-speaking clients.

To find the Carabin & Shaw attorney serving in Texas nearest you, call us toll-free at 1.800.862.1260.

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