According to recent studies, complications and side effects associated with Invokana® can be fatal. Since Invokana® causes changes in your blood sugar, some side effects may occur as a result of taking this medication, including:
- urinating a lot, including at night
- increased thirst
- dry mouth
Taking Invokana® may lead to ketoacidosis, a dangerous condition in which the body produces high levels of blood acids.
Even more dangerous – ketoacidosis can lead to more complications, including low potassium levels which can cause a fatal cardiac incident, swelling of the brain (also called a cerebral edema), and kidney failure.
Some common signs, symptoms and complications of ketoacidosis include:
- Decreased alertness
- Deep, rapid breathing
- Dry skin and mouth
- Flushed face
- Frequent urination and thirst
- Fruity-smelling breath
- Muscle stiffness or aches
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach pain
To find out more about why this medication is prescribed, visit our Why would a doctor prescribed Invokana®? page.
If you or a loved one suffered as a result of taking Invokana® or developed complications, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering. Our experienced team of attorneys can evaluate your case and advise you on whether you have basis to file a suit. We will be your advocate against the company that manufactured the product that has caused you harm or injury. To find out if you have a claim, please call Avram Blair & Associates P.C. at (800) 428-2603 or contact us online.