The use of Invokana can cause an increase in LDL cholesterol, or “bad” cholesterol. This can lead to adverse cardiovascular events such as a heart attack or stroke.
LDL Cholesterol & Prevention
Cholesterol itself isn’t bad. If fact, our bodies need cholesterol to keep us healthy. There are two types of cholesterol: LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol and HDL (or “good”) cholesterol.
LDL or “Bad” cholesterol collects in the walls of blood vessels and can lead to a greater risk of heart attack or stroke.
Regular exercise and eat a healthy diet can help lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. Patients with high cholesterol may need to take a medicine if lifestyle changes do not improve their cholesterol levels.
Patients with diabetes are at a greater risk of heart disease and need to watch their cholesterol levels and get them checked regularly by their healthcare physician. If you or a loved one is experiencing increased LDL cholesterol and you think it maybe caused from taking the Type 2 Diabetes medication, Invokana, contact an experienced national Invokana attorney for a free legal consultation. At Chaffin Luhana, LLP, our national Invokana lawyers will help you file your Invokana lawsuit and seek the maximum compensation for any and all pain and suffering you may have experienced as a result of taking Invokana.