If you suffered a leg, foot or toe amputation or suffered genital gangrene after using Invokana™, Invokamet®, or Invokamet® XR, you may be entitled to a Cash Award.
Two recent clinical trials – the CANVAS (Canagliflozin Cardiovascular Assessment Study) and CANVAS-R (A Study of the Effects of Canagliflozin on Renal Endpoints in Adult Participants With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus) – revealed that patients taking the sglt2 inhibitor canagliflozin (Invokana™, Invokamet®, and Invokamet® XR) were almost twice as likely to experience a leg, foot or toe amputation as patients taking a placebo. The most common amputations were of toes and middle of the foot; leg amputations both above and below the knee were also observed. This risk of amputation may be higher for people with peripheral vascular disease, diabetic foot ulcers (sores), neuropathy (nerve damage), and patients who have had an amputation in the past.
In addition, the Food and Drug Administration issued a safety announcement warning about the risk of genital gangrene (also known as Fournier's gangrene) associated with sglt2 inhibitors. Fournier’s gangrene is a serious bacterial infection of the tissue under the skin in the genital area. Although rare, it can be life threatening.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects as a result of taking Invokana™ or any other sglt2 inhibitor, call the Gold Shield Group at 877-539-1539.
How SGLT2 Inhibitors like Invokana™ Work
While some diabetes medications work by making the body more sensitive to insulin or by making the body secrete more insulin, sglt2 inhibitors like Invokana™ treat diabetes by causing the kidneys to remove sugar from the body through the urine. As a result, blood sugar is lowered and the effects of diabetes are reduced.
Invokana™ Side Effects
The increased risk of Fournier’s gangrene and leg, foot and toe amputation are relatively new findings. However, several other side effects have been known for some time. These include:
• Cardiovascular Problems
• Kidney Damage
• Heart Attack
If you or a loved one have had a leg, foot or toe amputation, suffered kidney damage, a heart attack, or were diagnosed with Fournier’s gangrene, you may be entitled to money damages. Call the Gold Shield Group at 877-539-1539.