Invokana / SGLT2 Gangrene

Gangrene of the genitals, Amputations, Kidney Damage, Ketoacidosis

Invokana and other SGLT2 Inhibitors can cause gangrene of the genitals, a flesh-eating genital infection sometimes known as necrotizing fasciitis or Fournier’s gangrene.  Invokana can also increases the risk of amputations. The FDA released  this warning August 29, 2018:


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that cases of a rare but serious infection of the genitals and area around the genitals have been reported with the class of type 2 diabetes medicines called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. This serious rare infection, called necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum, is also referred to as Fournier’s gangrene. 


Those SGLT2 Inhibitor modifications also known as gliflozins  include Invokana, Invokamet, Farxiga, and Jardiance.


Invokana Linked to Kidney Failure


According to the American Diabetes Association, ketoacidosis – also known as acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) – causes one to produce dangerous levels of blood acids, or keytones, which can lead to diabetic coma and can be fatal. The FDA is now reviewing the safety of all SGLT2 inhibitors to determine if the risk of ketoacidosis should be noted on the drugs’ labels, and also whether Invokana raises the risk of amputations.


Free Legal Consultation


We are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of anyone hospitalized due to gangrene of the genitals, ketoacidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), ketosis, or acidosis while using Invokana, Invokamet, Farxiga, Jardiance, or another Type 2 diabetes medication known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.


If you were hospitalized with infection or gangrene of the genitals after taking Invokana or a similar diabetes medication,  or if you lost a limb or limbs after taking Invokana , contact us for a free legal case review regarding a potential lawsuit against the drug’s maker.  By filing a diabetes drug gangrene lawsuit, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to your injuries.


Diabetes Type 2 Medications

  • Invokana (canagliflozin)

  • Invokamet (canagliflozin/metformin)

  • Jardiance (empagliflozin)

  • Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin/metformin)

  • Farxiga (dapagliflozin)

  • Glyxambi (empagliflozin/linagliptin)

Contact our firm today to arrange a private consultation, and we will discuss your case at length with you, and advise you of your legal options.​

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