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Invokana Ketoacidosis

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Invokana Side Effects

Invokana belongs to a class of drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. These drugs lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes patients, but they may also cause serious side effects like diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), limb amputations, and kidney problems. Some patients have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and other drug companies, claiming that drug makers did not sufficiently warn about these side effects. If you or a loved one suffered DKA or kidney problems after taking Invokana or another SGLT2 inhibitor, you may be eligible for a lawsuit. Contact us for a free legal consultation. Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a severe diabetes complication that occurs when the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones. Ketones are produced when cells don’t receive the energy they need from glucose and begin to break down fat for energy. Ketone accumulation acidifies the blood and can poison the body. DKA may send the patient into a diabetic coma and can even be fatal. In May 2015, the FDA warned that Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors may lead to DKA. In May 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Continue reading >>

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  1. DaysieGoneBananas

    2yo DD has been crying and saying back and needing cuddles for the last two days. Its not constant but she suddenly cries, holds her back and says 'back' (she's not a good talker) Went to the docs today he suggested UTI but i took a sample back and no infection BUT she had high Ketones levels which Dr said suggests shes not eating. Does this mean she is malnourished? shes not a big eater anyway but should i be worried that shes starving?

  2. roundabout1

    My dd (7) is under the paed for a post viral fatigue type illness always has ketones in her urine. They have not been concerned by this & I know of other adults who always have them too. Am not sure to be honest but didn't want to ignore your post.

  3. sonsmum

    ketones in the urine is a sign that the body has started to break down fat as not enough carbohydrate has been ingested in order to produce energy. The heart, brain, lungs etc need energy to function, so if no food is eaten the body's energy is sourced from elsewhere, ie fat. The by product of fat breakdown is ketones in the blood.
    More common in diabetics who are not taking enough insulin to break down glucose so unable to produce energy. However if not eating, this causes starvation ketones. They should disappear when normal eating/drinking resumes. I presume your child is not diabetic ?!
    If your child is 2 you would know if he/she is eating less than normal. If eating less than usual, this could be why the ketones are showing up...ie more energy is required for the energy being expanded, so offer more food. If your child is not eating at all, they are probably starvation ketones and should be temporary.

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