Amputations Related to Invokana
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the 50% higher risk of foot and leg amputations for those taking the Type 2 Diabetes drug, Invokana. The drug safety communication issued in May 2017 advised that the active ingredient, canagliflozin doubled the risk compared to patients on a placebo.
The most common amputations are toes and foot, but amputations above and below the knee were also reported. In an earlier drug safety communication, the FDA warned that SGLT2 inhibitors, such as Invokana can also cause a serious medical condition called ketoacidosis, which means dangerous levels of acid in the blood, which may require hospitalization.
Patients are advised not to stop taking Invokana without first talking to their health care professional.
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Side Effects of Invokana
The active ingredient in the Type 2 diabetes drugs, Invokana® or Invokamet® is called canagliflozin. The drugs are prescribed to Type 2 diabetes sufferers in addition to diet and exercise. The medications work by reducing the sugar in the blood stream by blocking sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2 inhibitors). If patients notice new symptoms such as pain, tenderness, sores, ulcers, or infections on their legs or feet, they should contact their doctor immediately.
If you take Invokana to treat your Type 2 diabetes and have experienced any of the following conditions, call today for a free legal consultation.
- Toe, foot, or leg amputation
- Kidney Damage
The Latest News and Updates about Invokana
Warning from the FDA about Ketoacidosis from Diabetes Drugs
The FDA required warning labels on diabetes drugs like Invokana to warn patients about ketoacidosis, according to an article on the American Academy of Family Physicians’ website. Doctors prescribing the drug were advised to watch for related symptoms.
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If you are currently taking Invokana, don’t stop taking it until you have discussed it with your medical care professional.