FDA Warns Against Diabetes Drug Invokana

June 12, 2015 | Ed Bernstein
FDA Warns Against Diabetes Drug Invokana Invokana What is Invokana?  Invokana (Canagliflozin) is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and was approved by the FDA in 2013 to treat symptoms of diabetes.   What are its side effects? Invokana has recently been linked to serious side effects including urinary tract infections, hypersensitivity, dehydration, and kidney damage. Another serious side effect of the drug is ketoacidosis. To understand more about these side effects and why they occur, it’s best to understand how Invokana works. The medication adjusts the normal functionality of the kidneys for sugar to be excreted through the patient’s urine. This inhibition of the kidneys creates a high level of acid (known as ketones) in the blood. So much so, in fact, that it can lead to a serious disease known as ketoacidosis. Symptoms of ketoacidosis may include vomiting, pain, confusion, fatigue, and can lead to a coma or even death.   What should I do if I'm effected? In March of 2015, the FDA released a warning about ketoacidosis from Invokana and other medications in the SGLT2 class. They advised that anyone suffering from the bad side effects of Invokana should immediately seek medical care. Hundreds of cases of serious injury have been reported by patients taking the drug. If you have taken Invokana and endured an adverse reaction, we urge you to seek medical treatment. Secondly, please call the law office of Ed Bernstein & Associates to see if you have a case. Dial 888-235-3090 or get in touch with a personal injury attorney to get legal help in Nevada today.  


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.