Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate)(℞) Prescription Required
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Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate) is a prescription drug that is given to Type 2 diabetes patients. This medication helps patients by lowering sugar levels. It achieves these levels by helping the kidneys to reduce the amount of glucose in the urine. Invokana is commonly prescribed with lifestyle measures such as diet and exercise to improve blood sugar levels.
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This medication is available in both 100mg and 300mg tablets which are manufactured by Janssen. The Invokana 100mg tablets are yellow colour with the imprint "100" on one side and "CFZ" on the other side of the tablet. The Invokana 300mg tablets are white color with "300" on one side and "CFZ" on the other side. The Invokana medication can be ordered in quantities of 30 tablets to 90 tablets, a typical 3 month supply is 3 packs of 30 tablets.
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Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate) is available in two dosages: 100mg and 300mg. This medication should be taken as directed by your doctor. It may be taken daily with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. It is best if you take Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate) at the same time each day. Setting an alarm to remind you to take your medication helps to achieve a system of regularity.
If you miss a dose of Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate), take it as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time you take your next dose, skip the missed dose to get back on schedule. Do not take multiple doses of Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate) at one time.
If you suspect an overdose, seek emergency attention or contact poison control.
Side Effects of Invokana
The common side effects of Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate) include:
- Low blood sugar
- Changes in urination
- Vaginal yeast infection
- Rash or redness of the penis or foreskin
- Urinary tract infection
Less common side effects of taking Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate) includes:
Warnings and Precautions
Patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus are at risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) while taking Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate). Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious condition that may be life-threatening.
Stop taking Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate) and seek medical assistance, if you experience the following:
- Difficulty breathing
- Sweet smell to the breath
- Feeling very thirsty
- Feeling unusually tired
- Sweet or metallic taste in the mouth
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
- Different odor to urine or sweat.
If you have Type 1 diabetes, do not take Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate). If you have a history of DKA, you should not use Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate) to treat this condition.
Inform your physician or pharmacist before taking Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate), if you have experienced the following:
- Type 1 diabetes
- Taking a diuretic
- Taking medicines to lower your blood pressure or have had low blood pressure
- Older than 65 years of age
- Kidney problems.
- Taking medicines to lower your blood sugar
- Liver problems
- Heart problems
- Intolerance to some milk sugars
- Pregnant or plant to become pregnant
- Regular urinary tract infections
- Increased chance of developing DKA, including if you experience:
- Dehydration or excessive vomiting, diarrhea, or sweating
- Eating a low carbohydrate diet
- Drink a lot of alcohol
- Problems with your pancreas, including pancreatitis or surgery on your pancreas
- Hospitalized for major surgery, serious infection or serious medical illnesses
- History of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
Patients under the age of 18 years should not take Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate). Taking Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate) may lead to a positive urine test for sugar.
Your doctor may check your kidney function with blood tests.
Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate) causes lightheadedness and dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how your body will respond to Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate).
Interactions with this Medication
To avoid interactions with Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate), tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of the medications you are taking. You should include all nonprescription drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements.
The following drugs may interact with Invokana (Canagliflozin Hemihydrate):
- Insulin or a sulfonylurea
- Efavirenz or Ritonavir
- St. John’s Wort
- Furosemide or other diuretics
- Ace inhibitor or an ARB
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.