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Dehydration & Fluid Imbalances Resulting From Invokana

The FDA warns that patients who use Invokana may experience dehydration and fluid imbalance.  Patients are at a higher risk of suffering from dehydration or fluid imbalance if they have low blood pressure, kidney problems, on a low sodium diet, are 65 years of age or older, or take medicine to lower their blood pressure including water pills.  If you or someone you love is experiencing dehydration and or fluid imbalances and you think it could have been caused from taking Invokana, contact an attorney with experience handling dangerous drug cases.  You maybe entitled to compensation for your suffering and an attorney will file a Invokana lawsuit on your behalf so that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Dehydration can happen to anyone.  If you lose more fluid than your body takes in you will become dehydrated.  This can occur while participating in vigorous exercise, having severe diarrhea, vomiting, or excessive sweating.  It can also happen if you are outside in hot weather and do not drink enough water.

Make sure to drink enough water throughout the day, and stay hydrated while you are exercising.

Sometimes water or fluids that can replenish your electrolytes, such as Gatorade, are not enough to reverse dehydration.  In such instances you need to seek professional medical help.

Symptoms of Dehydration & Severe Dehydration

How do you know the difference between dehydration and severe dehydration?  The Mayo Clinic lists the following symptoms to help you determine how to treat your dehydration effectively:

Minor Dehydration

  • Thirst
  • Dry skin
  • Headache
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Dry, sticky mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased urine
  • Few or no tears when crying

Severe Dehydration

  • Little or no urination
  • Low blood pressure
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Rapid breathing
  • Fever
  • Extreme thirst
  • Shriveled and dry skin

If you or a loved one is suffering from dehydration after taking Invokana make sure to replenish fluids and seek medical attention.  The national Invokana lawsuit attorneys at Chaffin Luhana have extensive successful experience handling Invokana cases.  Contact the Invokana attorneys at Chaffin Luhana, LLP for a free legal consultation, today.