Invokana FDA Warning
In May 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a drug safety communication, confirming the increased risk of leg and foot amputations with the Type 2 diabetes drugs canagliflozin, the active ingredient in Invokana. Two clinical studies found an approximately two-fold increased risk of lower limb amputation in those patients using canagliflozin as compared to those on a placebo. Amputations of the toes and middle of the foot were most common; however amputations of the leg, above and below the knee, did occur. The FDA also warned patients taking Invokana to not stop taking the drug without first speaking to their health care professional. In 2015, the FDA also issued a drug safety communication warning that SGLT2 inhibitors like Invokana may cause ketoacidosis, a serious condition of too much acid in the blood. Ketoacidosis could result in hospitalization.
Invokana Side Effects
Invokana® or Invokamet® (Canagliflozin) is a Type 2 diabetes drug used in conjunction with diet and exercise to treat diabetes. Invokana® works by blocking an integral membrane protein, sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2 inhibitors), from putting sugar removed by the kidneys back in the bloodstream. Patients taking Invokana should alert their health care professional immediately if they develop new pain or tenderness, sores or ulcers, or infections of the legs or feet.
If you have Type 2 diabetes and suffered any of the following while on Invokana, please call our firm:
- Toe, foot, or leg amputation
- Kidney Damage
- Myocardial Infarction
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Invokana News and Updates
- FDA Warns of Ketoacidosis with Certain Diabetes Drugs
An article on the American Academy of Family Physicians’ website discussed the FDA’s recent move to add warnings to the labels of diabetes drugs like Invokana to notify users about the potential risk of ketoacidosis. The article also cautioned physicians whose patients are on these diabetes drugs to watch for ...
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Do not stop taking these drugs without first speaking to your doctor.