While SGLT2 inhibitors such as Invokana, Farxiga, Invokamet, Jardiance, and Glyxambi have been touted for their ability to lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes, these medications have been associated with patients developing a dangerous condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis, or too much acid in the blood. In particularly serious cases, SGLT2 inhibitors may sometimes contribute to kidney damage, bone fractures, and other serious side effects, requiring hospitalization to avoid potentially life-threatening complications.
If you or a loved one has developed ketoacidosis after being prescribed any type of SGLT2 inhibitor, contact Betram & Graf, L.L.C. today. Backed by a lengthy history of success handling cases related to dangerous drugs and the expertise of a former federal prosecutor, our Kansas City product liability attorneys can provide the aggressive representation you need to pursue full and fair compensation for your losses.
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SGLT2 is short for sodium-glucose co-transporter 2. SGLT2 inhibitors are approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to lower blood sugar by causing the kidneys to remove sugar from the body through urine. Though they are effective in this regard, recent safety communications issued by the FDA indicate that the drugs have been linked to various effects, the most serious of which is diabetic ketoacidosis.
Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when the body’s cells are unable to get the sugar they need for energy. If starved of these sugars, the body may proceed to break down fat and muscle instead, causing acidic ketones to be released into the bloodstream. Extremely high levels of these acids can result in diabetic coma, heart attack, brain swelling, or even death.
Warning signs of ketoacidosis include:
If you believe that Invokana, Farxiga, Invokamet, Jardiance, Glyxambi, or any other SGLT2 inhibitor use has been the cause of serious injury or death, our team of Kansas City product liability lawyers At Betram & Graf, L.L.C. are here to help. Having successfully represented thousands of injured clients, we are equipped with the vast legal know-how and dedication to ensure your rights are protected. Most importantly, you will not pay us a dime for our services unless we are successful in securing a fair settlement on your behalf.
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