Invokana is among a group of newer medications which are used in the treatment of Type II diabetes. Invokana reduces blood glucose by increasing glucose loss in the urine. Invokana and other drugs like it block the normal response of glucose being reabsorbed back into the bloodstream after being filtered through the kidneys.
In May of 2016 the FDA warned about preliminary data from an ongoing clinical trial that found a doubled increased risk of amputations in patients using Invokana when compared to a placebo. The FDA informed patients taking Invokana that they should notify their health care professionals right away if they notice any new pain or tenderness sores or ulcers or infections in their legs or feet.
The FDA has since issued a Black Box Warning for users of Invokana that states this medication has been shown to increase the risk of leg foot and toe amputations. The notification is based on final results of clinical trials which show that Invokana users may have a risk that is twice as high as normal.
If you or a loved one took Invokana and experienced:
- A foot or leg amputation
You may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer.
Contact Knightline Legal today to speak with an experienced attorney to determine if you may qualify. There are time deadlines to file a claim so don’t wait – act now.