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What is Invokana?
Invokana is a medication that is prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which your pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or your body does not properly use the insulin it makes. As a result, glucose builds up in your blood instead of being used for energy. Invokana may be prescribed alone or in combination with other medications along with diet and exercise in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
You can buy Invokana (Canagliflozin) online at My Drug Center in the following strengths: 100mg and 300mg. We currently do not have the Canagliflozin generic available.
How does Invokana work?
Invokana is supplied as tablets for oral administration. Canagliflozin is the active ingredient in Invokana, and it belongs to a class of drugs known as SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter 2) inhibitors. Under normal conditions, glucose is filtered out of the blood and into the kidney tubules as blood passes through the kidneys. The glucose then as absorbed from the tubules back into the blood so that glucose is not lost in the urine. SGLT2 is an enzyme in the kidney tubule that causes glucose to be reabsorbed from urine. The Canagliflozin dosage in this medication works by helping the kidneys get rid of glucose from your bloodstream. Invokana increases the amount of glucose that is passed through urine.
Before taking your prescribed Invokana dosage, read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Invokana (Canagliflozin) should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. This medication can be taken with or without food.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose; do not change or increase your dose without consulting your doctor first. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well. The best results from taking your prescribed Invokana dosage come with a change in lifestyle to include diet and exercise. Work your doctor to develop a treatment plan that includes a lifestyle change.
You must check your blood sugar regularly to be sure Invokana is helping you. Limit your alcohol consumption as it can cause a rise or fall in your glucose levels. Keep Invokana out of children’s reach and away from pets. This medication is only prescribed to type 2 diabetics.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Invokana. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to kidney disease, dehydration, low blood pressure, heart failure, mineral imbalance, and history of yeast infection. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Invokana.
While taking Invokana, the Canagliflozin dosage in the medication you may feel dizzy, drowsy or experience blurred vision. Avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery until you feel it is safe. Alcohol and Cannabis can exasperate these side effects. Additionally you can speak with your doctor about acceptable limits for these substances while taking Invokana.
Controlling your blood sugar levels can be more difficult if the body is under stress, sick, or fighting infection. Speak with your doctor if any change in treatment plan is required to maintain your blood sugar levels.
While taking Invokana limit or avoid alcohol. Drinking alcohol can cause your blood sugar levels to drop. Speak to your doctor about the safe limits of using alcohol while on Invokana.
Invokana side effects include:
Urinary tract infections, increased urination, yeast infections, vaginal itching, thirst, constipation, nausea, fatigue, weakness, skin sensitivity to sunlight, hypersensitivity reactions (including skin redness, rash, itching, hives, and swelling), bone fractures, and kidney problems.
If any side effects of Canagliflozin become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
What is Invokana used for?
Invokana is a brand name medication administered orally as a tablet. The active ingredient contained inside Invokana responsible for its therapeutic effect is called canagliflozin. What is Invokana for? The most common use of Invokana is for the treatment of high blood sugar in those with type 2 diabetes. However, Invokana may also reduce the risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease.
Who makes Invokana?
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the company that manufactures Invokana. The headquarters for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is located in Beerse, Belgium and was founded in 1953. In 1961, the company was bought by Johnson & Johnson.
How long does Invokana stay in your system?
Typically, Invokana stays in the system for a little over 2 days with a half life of 10.6 hours (100mg dose). The exact amount of time it stays in your system will vary from person-to-person depending on their age, weight, kidney and liver function, metabolism, and how often the medication is used by the patient.
What are the side effects of Invokana?
Side effects of Invokana may range from common side effects such genital infections, mild side effects such as urinating more than usual and serious side effects such as pain or burning when you urinate. Sometimes certain side effects of Invokana like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, or trouble breathing can be signs of further complications; these side effects may be a sign of ketoacidosis.
How much does Invokana cost?
In the United States, can be quite expensive for a one month supply of Invokana. At our certified online Canadian Pharmacy, the same supply of Invokana is available for $157.00.
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