Invokamet: Type 2 Diabetes SGLT2 Drug
Invokamet is the only drug of its kind that is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Invokamet was approved by the FDA for the treatment of type 2 diabetes August 8, 2014.
The raw form of Invokamet, Invokana, was originally manufactured in Japan. Invokamet is currently owned and manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. which is a sub group of the powerful Johnson and Johnson pharmaceutical chain.
Uses of Invokamet
Invokamet is a prescription drug for those suffering with type 2 diabetes. Invokamet includes two prescription drugs within it, Invokana and Glucophage. When used combined with diet and exercise this drug can help adults control their glucose levels when other drugs have not worked for them because it works differently than most antidiabetics.
Though Invokamet is a great new option for those who have not seen results from other drugs it does not eliminate the life threatening risk of diabetic ketoacidosis. Diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, is a serious condition when your blood’s ketone levels are too high which can cause a diabetic coma. Passing out for long periods of time can even cause death in patients with DKA.
Invokamet is not for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. Tests have not shown whether or not Invokamet is safe for those under 18 years old.
Common side effects of Invokamet:
- Frequent urination
- Bladder/genital infections
- Indigestion/stomach pains
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
It is important to call a doctor if you have more serious symptoms of other infections which may include:
- Feeling light headed to the point of passing out
- A slow heart rate
- Painful or difficult urination
- Pain and burning with urination
- Pain, burning, itching, rash, redness, odor, or discharge in the vagina or penis
Other drugs may have effects on the way Invokamet works. Make sure you talk with your doctor before starting or stopping any other drugs.
DKA occurs when the body uses fat cells to store energy. This risk is common with many antidiabetic medications because sugar becomes unavailable to cells. When a person’s metabolism is run by fat and not sugar blood may become acidic and in turn poisonous.
Many of the symptoms of DKA might mirror other infections that are common with the use of antidiabetics. It is important to have contact with your doctor in the occurrence of any of the side effects.
Antidiabetic medications are responsible for thousands of cases of injuries each year. It has been recorded that thousands of antidiabetic users have filed lawsuits and received compensation for their medical injuries.
If you or a loved one has come down with DKA lawsuits are a being taken in, in all 50 states and you might be able to reach a settlement with the pharmaceutical company or companies.