Invokana Side Effects

Invokana (canagliflozin) is a new type of diabetes drug that became popular very quickly after hitting the market in March, 2013. Unfortunately, it can have very serious and even life-threatening side effects. If you have been harmed by Invokana, you may be entitled to substantial compensation based on the drug maker’s failure to warn about the dangers of taking the drug.

Invokana Side Effects

The side effects and injuries that Invokana may cause include:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Yeast infections in women and men
  • Increased urination
  • Abnormally low blood pressure
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Kidney stones
  • Kidney impairment
  • Kidney failure
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Dehydration and fluid imbalances
  • Abnormal weight loss
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Increased LDL cholesterol
  • Severe allergic reaction

Getting Help

If you believe that Invokana caused your injuries or the death of a loved one, you may be able to recover substantial compensation for your injuries. Pharmaceutical companies have a duty to warn doctors and patients of the potential risks involved when taking their drugs so that doctors can properly advise their patients and patients can make an informed decision as to whether they are willing to take the risk.

Failure to warn is, in itself, a defect.

An experienced defective drug attorney can help you and your family recoup your losses and future losses such as medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. You have a limited amount of time to take legal action, or you will lose your right to compensation. Please, do not wait until it is too late for you and your family.

Zofran Birth Defect Claims

Was your baby born with a congenital heart defect, cleft lip, or cleft palate? Did you take prescription medication for morning sickness while you were pregnant? If so, your medication may have caused your child’s birth defect. Zofran (ondansetron) is an anti-nausea medication that is approved to treat nausea and vomiting in surgery and cancer patients, but is often prescribed off-label to treat morning sickness in pregnant women. If you believe that Zofran or another medication may be have caused your baby’s injures, please talk to our California birth defect claims attorneys right away.

Zofran Birth Defect Studies

A 2012 study by the Slone Epidemiology Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a two-fold increase in the risk of cleft palate associated with Zofran use in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Two conflicting studies were published in 2013. The first, published in February, 2013 found no link between Zofran and birth defects. It looked at about 2,000 women who took Zofran during pregnancy from 2004 through 2001. The second study got its data from the same Danish registry, but looked at nearly 900,000 pregnancies from 1997 – 2010, and found that Zofran was associated with double the risk of heart defects and a 30% increased risk of birth defects overall.

Reproductive Toxicology published a study by Swedish researchers in December, 2014, that found that Zofran use in early pregnancy doubled the risk of septal heart defects.

If you your child was born with birth defects after you took Zofran during pregnancy, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Our experienced drug injury attorneys can help. If you live in California and would like to learn more about your legal rights, please contact our California drug recall attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) today.

GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® Dialysis Heart Attacks

GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® dialysis products, made by Fresenius Medical Care (FMC), were recalled on March 29, 2012. It was a Class I recall, which is reserved for products which carry a reasonable probability of causing serious health problems or death. FMC is the largest hemodialysis clinic operator in the world, and treats more than one-third of the estimated 400,000 people in the U.S. who receive dialysis. FMC uses GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® in its clinics and sells the products to other hemodialysis clinics. If you believe that your injuries were caused by GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® our California drug recall attorneys can help.

Dosing Errors

Neutralizing excess acid in the blood is a necessary part of dialysis. Bicarbonate is an alkaline substance which is used for this purpose. Acid concentrates used in dialysis are converted to bicarbonate in the body, and doctors then prescribed more bicarbonate to help patients reach the proper ph.

Ingredients in GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® acid concentrates create more bicarbonate in the blood than similar products, but doctors do not always know that, and the result is often bicarbonate overdose which can cause metabolic alkalosis.

GranuFlo & NaturaLyte Injuries and Death

An internal memo, dated November 4, 2011, was distributed by FMC to its clinics. The memo warned of the dangers of its products and said that the company had found that patients with elevated levels of bicarbonate were six times as likely to suffer cardiac arrest as those with normal levels.

GranuFlo® and NaturaLyte® use in hemodialysis can lead to:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Sudden cardiac death

If you have been harmed by GranuFlo® or NaturaLyte®, or if you believe that your loved one’s death was caused by these dangerous products, please contact our California drug recall attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) today. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.