Invokana 100 mg Tablets
Active Ingredient: Canagliflozin 100mg
Manufacturer: Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Packing: 10 Tablets in a Strip
Invokana 100 Mg Tablet helps in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Patients who are prescribed Invokana 100 Mg Tablet are also given a specific diet and advised to exercise regularly.
Known to be a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, Invokana 100 Mg Tablet reduces the quantity of sugar that is absorbed by the body and flushes it out of the system through urine.
The drug should not be used by patients who suffer from type 1 diabetes, or individuals who are allergic to any component that it has. Individuals with high levels of ketone in the urine, or liver and kidney issues should also avoid Invokana 100 Mg Tablet.
Canagliflozin is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Canagliflozin works by increasing the removal of sugar by your kidneys.
INVOKANA TABLETS COMMON SIDE EFFECT:
Frequent urination, unusual dry mouth, dizziness, and lightheadedness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Some side effects that have been reported by patients taking this medicine are infection of the vagina, vulvitis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, and vulvovaginitis. If any of these side effects continue to persist for a long period of time or tend to become worse, immediate medical help should be sought. Some extremely rare side effects that may occur because of Invokana 100 Mg Tablet intake are the development of sensitivity to light and skin discoloration.
INVOKANA TABLETS - DRUG PRECAUTIONS:
Before initiating Invokana, consider factors in the patient history that may predispose to the need for amputations, such as a history of prior amputation, peripheral vascular disease, neuropathy and diabetic foot ulcers. Counsel patients about the importance of routine preventative foot care. Monitor patients receiving Invokana for signs and symptoms of infection (including osteomyelitis), new pain or tenderness, sores or ulcers involving the lower limbs, and discontinue Invokana if these complications occur.
Invokana is used together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar and avoids long-term complications.
You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Invokana.
Invokana also helps reduce weight and blood pressure.
Invokana may cause you to urinate more often, so make sure you stay hydrated.
Can cause genital fungal and/or urinary tract infections (UTIs) in both females and males.
Can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other anti-diabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
INVOKANA TABLETS - DRUG INTERACTION:
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to the rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not starts, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.