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Invokana Causes Life-Threatening Glucose Levels

“It is not the culture of U.S. medicine to report adverse events to the FDA.”

Dr. David Kessler, Former FDA Commissioner

In 2013, a new class of drugs were released into the market for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes.

These SGLT2 (sodium/glucose cotransporter 2) inhibitors work by preventing glucose absorption in the blood, and instead allows the patient to pass glucose out through urination.

Despite initial excitement from the medical community, these drugs, namely Invokana and Invokamet, have life-threatening side effects. Unfortunately, patients have not been warned of the risks.

Many type 2 diabetes patients on Invokana and Invokamet experienced serious and life threatening complications, such as amputations.

After experiencing life-threatening side effects, many patients have sought compensation from the drug manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Puts Type 2 Diabetes Patients at Risk

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Invokana in 2013 and subsequently Invokamet in 2014, specifically for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. These were the first SGLT2 inhibitors on the market. In 2015, the FDA issued a warning to patients and their doctors that SGLT2 inhibitors can lead to DKA (Diabetic ketoacidosis), a potentially fatal condition.

Angry and disillusioned patients are now fighting for legal compensation. After experiencing devastating side effects, these patients and their families deserve more than an apology from Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

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Invokana: Everything You Need to Know!

Invokana: Everything You Need to Know

Invokana can cause ketoacidosis and other deadly adverse effects like pancreatitis and even death. This video will walk you through what you should know if you or a loved one took this potentially controversial drug.

Invokana Lawsuits & Settlement Landscape

Cases continue to mount against Janssen Pharmaceuticals for their inadequate testing of SGLT2 inhibitors and the life-threatening consequences of using these drugs. Are you suffering from the consequences of being prescribed Invokana or Invokamet? You might be eligible for settlement funds.

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Invokana Glossary of Key Terms

Invokana or Invokamet

Type 2 diabetes drug belonging to a new class of drug called SGLT2 inhibitors that stops glucose from being reabsorbed in the blood. The drug is associated with life-threatening consequences of toxicity in the blood, including coma or death.

Diabetic Coma

A diabetic coma is a reversible, but life-threatening diabetes complication that causes unconsciousness. If you have diabetes or kidney failure, then dangerously high or low blood sugar can lead to diabetic coma. If left untreated, a diabetic coma can be fatal.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition in which the body produces high levels of acid in the blood resulting in ketones. DKA occurs when the body cannot use glucose as fuel because there is not enough insulin to convert that glucose into energy.

Dialysis

Dialysis removes excess waste and water from the blood to prevent them from building up in the body. Once you lose about 85-90% of kidney function, you need dialysis to sustain life.

Glucose

A simple sugar that comes from the food we eat that fuels our cells.

Insulin

A hormone made by your pancreas to turn glucose from the food you eat into energy.

Pancreas

The pancreas is responsible for creating enzymes that help our bodies break down food into energy.

SGLT2 Inhibitors

A class of Type 2 diabetes drugs that stops glucose from being reabsorbed into the blood. This class of drugs inhibits a protein in the kidney called SGLT2 that is responsible for absorbing 90% of the glucose in the kidneys.

Type 2 Diabetes

A lifelong disease that affects the way your body processes food. With Type 2 diabetes your body either does not produce enough insulin, or it is resistant to the insulin you do produce.

Health & Wellness Resources for Invokana

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Financial settlement funds are available for select patients who have suffered, or are currently suffering from, the life-threatening complications of Invokana and Invokamet. Should you choose to pursue legal action, Periscope Group has a team of experienced, dedicated advocates to guide you through the settlement process. We are here to connect you with the right legal professionals, who know how to take a stand against big pharmaceutical companies.

Our in-house legal counsel, Matthew J. Daher, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah and his law degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law. Matt has devoted his entire practice to civil litigation, and has spent his career representing the rights of individuals who have been injured by pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical malpractice, defective products, and motor vehicle accidents. As in-house counsel for Periscope Group, Matt leads our internal legal team and liaises with our external partners.

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