When an individual is prescribed a medication, there is always a chance that he or she will have an allergic reaction to it. This includes Invokana. The FDA warns patients that if they are allergic to canagliflozin or any of the ingredients in Invokana to not take the medication. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include hives, a rash, wheezing, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, and swelling of the tongue, lips and face which can lead to difficulty breathing or swallowing.
These symptoms are usually experienced within an hour of taking the medication, but sometimes these symptoms can show up days or weeks later.
A rare life-threatening reaction to a drug allergy is called anaphylaxis. This can cause the following symptoms:
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Weak, rapid pulse
- Abdominal cramps
- Drop in blood pressure
- Trouble breathing
Why do some people suffer allergic reactions to certain drugs? Your body identifies the drug as a “harmful substance, as if it were a viral or bacterial infection.” This causes your body to create an antibody against that drug or an ingredient in it.
Thankfully, you can recover from most allergic reactions. Treatment includes taking an antihistamine such as Benadryl or a corticosteroid that can be taken orally or injected. A rash can also be treated with the use of topical steroids.
If you are suffering from an allergic reaction you need to seek medical attention and talk to your doctor who prescribed you Invokana. An experienced and successful national Invokana lawyer can help you file an Invokana lawsuit and successfully recover the necessary compensation that is required to help you or your loved one fully recover from your injuries. Contact our Chaffin Luhana national Invokana attorneys for a free legal consultation if you or a loved one have suffered after taking the Type 2 Diabetes medication, Invokana.