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Can I Sue for Invokamet Side Effects and Injury?

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By Ephrat Livni, Esq. on November 20, 2015 1:05 PM

If you were injured by Invokament side effects, you can sue. Liability suits against the drug manufacturer are already taking place around the country. The drug is used to treat patients with Type 2 diabetes, which occurs in over 28 million Americans.

Type 2 diabetes is a condition manifesting in the body inefficiently handling insulin, leaving sugar in the blood stream instead of used by cells as energy. High blood glucose levels lead to blindness, kidney failure, neurologic damage, and necrosis, or death of living tissue, often resulting in amputation.

Intended Effects of Invokamet

Blood sugar is normally secreted and then reabsorbed by the kidneys to be used in the bloodstream. People with Type 2 diabetes cannot process sugar properly, so Invokamet is intended to help them to do that.

It prevents sugar from being absorbed. Invokamet also works by decreasing the amount of glucose released from liver storage and by limiting absorption of sugar from the gastrointestinal tract. It is reportedly the only antidiabetic medication that works this way.

Unintended Effects

But all medications, including Invokamet, may cause side effects. Commonly reported side effects associated with the drug are as follows:

  • Genital yeast infections (male and female)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Sun intolerance
  • Rash or itching
  • Fatigue
  • Indigestion and Nausea/vomiting
  • Flatulence and diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Low Vitamin B12 levels
  • Increase in LDL cholesterol

In September of this year, the Food and Drug Administration added to this list. Invokamet also leads to increased risk of falls and bone fracture.

Other Drugs to Note:

Cases of diabetic ketoacidosis have been linked to several SGLT2 inhibitors apart from Ivokamet, including:

  • Glyxambi
  • Farxiga
  • Invokana
  • Jardiance
  • Xigduo XR.

If you are on any of these medications, you should monitor any symptoms or side effects closely. The FDA also instructs health care professionals to report side effects involving any of these or other SGLT2 inhibitors to the MedWatch program and to drug manufacturers.

Consult With Counsel

Consult with an attorney if you are experiencing side effects of Invokamet or any other medication you may be using. Drug manufacturers are held liable and lawyers do win damages for their clients. Get help. Talk to an expert.

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