How Does Invokana Cause Ketoacidosis?
Invokana, a popular diabetes medication, has been linked to a number of serious side effects, including ketoacidosis. Invokana belongs to a class of drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. These drugs areused to lower the blood sugar of adult type 2 diabetes patients. Invokana and other medications like it work to lower blood glucose levels by inhibiting some kidney function. Potential side effects of themedication include, but are not limited to: Kidney problems, including kidney failure The FDA has issued a warning about diabetes medication side effects, which has in turn prompted new studies about the drug. A new ketoacidosis study, published in the medical journal Diabetes Care, found that type 1 diabetes patients who take Invokanamay face an increased risk of ketoacidosis. Invokana has only been approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, not type 1 diabetes. However, it is often prescribed off-label to patients with type 1 diabetes. The study found that patients taking 100 mg dosage had a 5.4 percent rate of ketone-related Invokana side effects, which included ketoacidosis. Patients taking the 300 mg dosage experienced Invokana side effects at a Continue reading >>