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What’s the problem?
February 11, 2016 – According to allegations raised in the complaint, plaintiff began taking Invokana in December 2014, and shortly thereafter developed diabetic ketoacidosis. Plaintiff claims she was unaware of the risk of DKA from Invokana, and accuses Janssen of negligence for failure to adequately warn or properly study the drug. She also claims the company was negligent for marketing Invokana ‘off-label’ to treat type 1 diabetes and lower blood pressure. The complaint was filed in the Southern District of Alabama under case number 1:15-cv-00636.
Ketoacidosis is a dangerous, potentially fatal medical condition that occurs when there isn’t enough insulin in the body. FDA has warned diabetes patients who use SGLT2 inhibitor drugs like Invokana to be aware of the symptoms of ketoacidosis, which include thirst, frequent urination, nausea, abdominal pain, weakness, fruity-scented breath and confusion.
The Alabama lawsuit is similar to another complaint (case #15-12-00653) recently filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas by a man who claims he was diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis just 3 months after beginning treatment with Invokana. The suits follow a recent FDA warning which specifically discussed the ketoacidosis risk associated with SGLT-inhibitors, and required manufacturers to update their products’ labeling with information about DKA.
In addition to Invokana, other SGLT-2 inhibitors that may increase the risk of ketosis include:
- Invokamet (canagliflozin and metformin)
- Farxiga (dapagliflozin)
- Glyxambi (empagliflozin and linagliptin)
- Jardiance (empagliflozin)
- Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride extended-release)
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Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by Invokana, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a class action suit and we can help.