Invokana Linked to Kidney Failure and Diabetic Coma
Have you or a loved one suffered from kidney failure, diabetic ketoacidosis or a heart attack after taking type 2 diabetes drugs Invokana® or Invokamet™?
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety warning for patients who have been prescribed Invokana, Invokamet and other generic brand name SGLT2 inhibitors following reports of kidney problems and diabetic ketoacidosis, a serious condition that can lead to a diabetic coma.
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Kidney Failure, Ketoacidosis and Diabetic Coma Linked to Diabetes Drug
Invokana and Invokamet, two glucose co-transport 2 inhibitors (SGLT2s) manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, along with other generic brands of these type 2 diabetes drugs have been linked to serious side effects.
At least 20 cases of ketoacidosis, a serious condition that warns diabetic patients their ketones are too high. Ketoacidosis can often lead to a diabetic coma and even death.
Some signs of ketoacidosis include:
- High blood sugar levels
- Nausea and vomiting
- Frequent urination
- Abdominal pain
- Thirst or very dry mouth
Diabetic ketoacidosis can develop slowly, but when symptoms appear, the life-threatening condition can develop quickly.
FDA Warns Public About SGLT2 Dangers
On May 18, 2015, the FDA issued a drug safety warning that type 2 diabetes medicines canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin may lead to ketoacidosis. The warning came less than a year after the administration approved Invokana and Invokamet.
Beginning in March 2013, the FDA began receive reports of adverse reactions from patients taking these types of drugs. All of the victims had to be hospitalized for the side effects they experienced.
While no recall has been issued for Invakana, Invokamet and other SGLT2 drugs, the FDA warns that patients should pay close attention for any signs of ketoacidosis and seek medical attention immediately.
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If you or a loved one has taken Invokana, Invokamet or other SGLT2 drugs and have experienced kidney problems, diabetic ketoacidosis or other life-threatening side effects, we are ready to help you.
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