Invokana® bone fractures

FDA Issues Warnings Regarding Newly Discovered Invokana® Side Effects

by Staff Blogger | December 4th, 2015

Invokana® is a medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013 for the treatment of Type II diabetes. But research has shown the drug may have serious adverse effects on some users’ health. Some Invokana side effects may include:

  • Ketoacidosis
  • Renal failure
  • Fungal infections
  • Low blood Pressure
  • Stroke
  • Tissue decomposition
  • Coma

These aren’t the only risks associated with Invokana, though. According to Diabetes In Control, the FDA has now linked use of the drug to an increased risk of bone fractures.

Research conducted on 714 patients using Invokana examined the effects the drug had over a two-year period. The study indicated the drug caused a decrease in bone mineral density that led to fractures as early as three months after first taking the medication.

To help prevent patients from suffering Invokana bone fractures, the FDA has updated the warning labels on the product to include information regarding the latest risks. Patients considering taking Invokana have also been encouraged to discuss the risks of the drug with their physician.

For many patients, these warnings may come too late. If you or a loved one were harmed by Invokana®, the Nashville drug injury lawyers at Ponce Law encourage you to learn more about your rights by visiting our website.