Invokana is used to regulate blood sugar levels in individuals with Type 2 Diabetes by increasing the kidneys’ capacity to remove accumulated sugars in the body. It also used to lower the risk of heart attacks and stroke. Invokana is available under the generic name Canaglifozin.
Invokana is taken orally as often as prescribed by the doctor, usually once a day before breakfast. The dosage is based on the body’s glucose level, reception to the treatment, and other medications that one might be taking.
Take the Invokana at the same time everyday with water. Drink plenty of water while under this medication. In the case of missing out on a dose, take it as soon as remembered unless close to the next scheduled dose. Otherwise, skip the missed dose and continue on the regular dosing schedule. Avoid double dosing or making up for missed doses as the body has to get used to the consistent regulation of the blood glucose levels. Invokana must be swallowed whole— do not break or chew tablet.
Follow any other instructions specified by your doctor or indicated on the prescription label.
These side effects are relatively mild and temporary. Should symptoms persist, contact your doctor.
Speak to your doctor immediately should any of these symptoms arise: