Medicine Overview of Invokana Tablet
Uses of Invokana Tablet
Invokana 100mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Side effects of Invokana Tablet
Nausea, Frequent urge to urinate, Increased thirst, Urinary tract infection, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Genital fungal infection.
How to use Invokana Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Invokana 100mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
How Invokana Tablet works
Invokana 100mg tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by removing excess sugar from your body through urine.
In Depth Information on Invokana Tablet
Expert advice for Invokana Tablet
- 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 antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
Special precautions for Invokana 100mg Tablet
Taking canagliflozin with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Invokana 100mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Invokana 100mg Ta+more
blet during lactation. Please consult your doctor....
Invokana 100mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tire+more
d, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Invokana 100mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients+more
with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor....
Invokana 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Invokana 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Dose adjustment is not needed in patients with mild to moderate liver disease. Limited information is available on use of Invokana 100mg Tablet in severe liver disease....
Dose adjustment is not needed in patients with mild to moderate liver disease. Limited information is available on use of Invokana 100mg Tablet in severe liver disease.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Dexadran 4mg Injection, Decamycin 4mg Injection, Manoprolol 40mg Tablet, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet
If you miss a dose of Canagliflozin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions for Invokana 100mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Canagliflozin
Q. What makes Invokana better than glimepiride?
Both are effective in lowering blood glucose levels, however, they work in different ways and have different side effect profile. Glimepiride commonly causes hypoglycemia and weight gain while Invokana causes hypoglycemia when taken with insulins or sulfonylureas and helps in loosing weight. Invokana commonly causes urinary tract and genital infections.
Q. How is Invokana different from dapagliflozin?
Both belong to the same class drugs and work by removing glucose from urine. However, Invokana is more effective in removing a higher amount of glucose through urine in 24 hours than dapagliflozin. Also, the use of dapagliflozin is to be avoided in patients with bladder cancer.
Q. Is Invokana better than sitagliptin for the control of my blood sugar?
Both Invokana and sitagliptin lower blood sugar levels but work in different ways. Invokana removes glucose from the body through urine while sitagliptin increases the release of insulin which lowers blood glucose levels. Invokana causes urinary and genital tract infection while sitagliptin causes nausea and increases the risk of pancreatitis. Invokana may cause weight loss while sitagliptin does not show any effect on weight.
Q. What is the benefit of using Invokana with metformin?
The combination of Invokana and metformin helps in a significant improvement of blood glucose levels and glycosylated hemoglobin as compared to when they are taken alone.
Invokana is seen to increase low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels in some patients. Get LDL levels checked regularly. However, the increase is not seen to be clinically significant and Invokana can also increase the triglyceride (TG) and high-density lipoprotein levels (HDL). However, the exact mechanism for this effect is not known but is related to urinary glucose excretion.
Invokana along with well-balanced diet and exercise works effectively in lowering blood glucose levels and weight loss in type 2 diabetes patients. Invokana works by removing glucose through urine, so, calories are lost resulting in weight loss according to some clinical studies.
Do not stop taking Invokana immediately or over a period of time without consulting your doctor as the change in your treatment would depend on your blood glucose levels and other associated side effects or complications if any.
Invokana can increase the risk of leg and foot amputation. Inform your doctor if you have a history of diabetic foot ulcer, peripheral vascular disease, neuropathy or amputation. In case you notice tenderness, pain, numbness, tingling sensation, discoloration, sores or ulcers in the lower limb if you are taking Invokana, immediately contact your doctor.
Invokana starts to show its effect from the first dose itself but the complete effect is noticed after 1 week of starting the medicine.
Invokana is not advised in patients with type 1 Diabetes, severe liver or kidney disease or on dialysis, diabetic ketoacidosis (elevated blood or urine ketone levels), patients planning for pregnancy or pregnant or nursing mother, patients with a history of allergy to this medicine, have low or high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels.
Q. Is Invokana better than metformin?
Yes, Invokana can be taken with metformin. A combined use of the two medicines can significantly improve blood glucose levels and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and help in weight loss as compared to when either of the medicine is taken alone. No change in side effect profile has been reported compared to when they are used alone.
Invokana is not indicated for use in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus as these patients tend to pass more urine. Invokana works by removing glucose through the urine and also increases the urine frequency. So, a combined effect may worsen dehydration. There have been reports of diabetic ketoacidosis with Invokana, a complication seen in type 1 diabetic patients and which may also get worsened in these patients.
Invokana can be used as an add-on to insulin. However, it is known to cause hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) when used with insulin or sulfonylurea group of anti-diabetics. So, a regular monitoring of blood sugar is important when they are used together.
Q. How is Invokana different from liraglutide?
Both are anti-diabetic medicines and lower blood glucose levels effectively and can cause weight loss. Invokana is to be taken by mouth and works by removing glucose from the body through urine and can cause urinary and genital tract infection. While liraglutide is an injectable which increases the release of insulin which lowers blood glucose levels and commonly causes nausea and increases the risk of pancreatitis.
Invokana can cause low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia) but this is not very common. However, the risk of hypoglycemia may increase significantly when used along with insulins and sulfonylureas especially in patients with underlying chronic kidney disease and in elderly patients.
Invokana lowers blood glucose levels by removing glucose through urine and patient passes increased amount of urine which may lead to dehydration and increase potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). It is more common in patients with chronic kidney disease and elderly patients.
Invokana is known to cause a small increase in low-density lipoprotein (LDL). However, the exact mechanism for this effect is not known.
User Submitted Feedback For Invokana 100mg Tablet
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What are you using this medicine for?
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