Diabetes Drug prescribed to control blood sugar in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

History: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc’s Invokana received FDA approval 2013. In 2015 the FDA added two black-box warning on the increased risk of amputations and lactic acidosis.

There are around 1,000 lawsuits pending against the manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc Pharmaceuticals. The first lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc took place in California. The lawsuits claim the company did not adequately warn of the potential side effect of ketoacidosis, leg amputation, or kidney damage.

Related Drugs: Farxiga, Glyxambi, Jardiance

Mild Side Effects: Abdominal pain, Constipation, Discomfort while urinating, Fatigue, Female genital mycotic infections, Increased cholesterol, Kidney problems, Low blood sugar, Increased urination, Male genital mycotic infections, Nausea, Vulvovaginal pruritus, Yeast infections in men and women.

Serious Side Effects: Amputation, Bone fracture, Hyperkalemia or high potassium, Hypersensitivity reactions, Ketoacidosis, Kidney infection, Low blood sugar, Life-threatening blood infection caused from urinary tract infections, Pancreatitis.

Manufacturer: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.