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Invokana

Canagliflozin (Invokana) is an expensive drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Invokana. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare SGLT2 inhibitors.
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Insurance Coverage: Many major insurance plans no longer cover Invokana starting in 2016. Learn More

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New FDA Safety Alert: Invokana and Farxiga for Diabetes

The GoodRx Pharmacist - July 06, 2016

In June 2016, the FDA issued a safety alert for canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet), used to treat type 2 diabetes.

Now, another warning has been issued, for Invokana and Invokamet along with another similar diabetes medication, dapagliflozin (Farxiga and Xigduo XR).

According to the FDA, canagliflozin and dapagliflozin may cause an increased risk of acute kidney injury. The previous warning for canagliflozin was for an increased risk of foot and leg amputations—all serious stuff. See More

FDA Safety Alert: Invokana and Invokamet for Diabetes

The GoodRx Pharmacist - June 08, 2016

The FDA has issued a safety alert for medications containing canagliflozin, a newer drug used to treat type 2 diabetes.

According to the FDA, medications containing canagliflozin (Invokana and Invokamet) may cause an increased risk of leg and foot amputations.

Do diabetics already have an increased risk of leg and foot amputations?

Yes. Diabetics have a higher risk of leg and foot amputations compared to a person who does not have diabetes. See More

50+ Drugs Dropped by Insurance in 2016, Including Viagra and Qsymia

Elizabeth Davis - August 12, 2015

It’s that time again—the new lists of covered and excluded drugs on next year’s insurance plans are out, and it doesn’t look great. For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name and generic drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2016.

Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing about 20 – 30 drugs each from their national preferred formularies at the end of 2015. See More

Ketoacidosis Warning Issued for New Diabetes Meds

The GoodRx Pharmacist - May 21, 2015

On May 15, 2015, the FDA issued a warning for the newest class of diabetes medications, SGLT2 inhibitors.

According to the FDA, the medications in this class may lead to a serious and life-threatening condition known as ketoacidosis.

Which medications are considered SGLT2 inhibitors?

These medications also contain SGLT2 inhibitors in combination with other active ingredients:

What should I do if I am taking one of these medications?

If you are taking one of the medications listed above DO NOT stop your medication without talking to your doctor. See More

What’s Invokana? 10 Things You Need to Know

Dr. Sharon Orrange - September 30, 2014

Invokana (canagliflozin) is one of the new oral medications for adult onset diabetes. It’s expensive but has many upsides. Taken usually in combination with metformin it is a rising star in the treatment of diabetes. Here is what you need to know to help you decide: worth it or not?

  1. Invokana is taken as a 100 mg tablet once daily before breakfast, increasing to a 300 mg tablet once a day if you have normal kidney function.
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New Diabetes Treatment Approved: Jardiance

The GoodRx Pharmacist - August 08, 2014

Jardiance (empagliflozin) was approved by the FDA on August 1, 2014 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

What type of medication is Jardiance?
Jardiance is part of a new class of medications recently approved by the FDA, Sodium Glucose Co-Transporter 2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors.

How does Jardiance work?

It works with the body’s natural process of urination to help remove more excess sugar from the body rather than allowing it to be reabsorbed by your kidneys. See More

Farxiga Approved By the FDA for Type II Diabetes

The GoodRx Pharmacist - January 10, 2014

Farxiga (dapagliflozin) was approved by the FDA for the treatment of type II diabetes this week, after a previous denial in January 2012 due to bladder cancer concerns. Here’s what you need to know:

How does Farxiga work, and are there any similar drugs available?

Dapagliflozin is part of a newer class of drugs: Sodium Glucose Co-Transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2 inhibitors). Invokana (canagliflozin), approved in March 2013, is the only other medication in this class. See More

Type 2 Diabetes: Oral Medication Basics

The GoodRx Pharmacist - December 31, 2013

In a non-diabetic person, insulin is released from the pancreas with each meal and it helps the body either use or store the glucose it gets from the food. Patients who have type I diabetes don’t produce insulin, and must inject themselves with insulin to mimic the body’s natural process.

Type II diabetics, on the other hand, still produce insulin but their bodies do not use it properly. Type II diabetics can be treated with oral medications, insulin, other injectables, or a combination of different medications. See More

Invokana: The New Kid on the Block for Diabetes

The GoodRx Pharmacist - July 25, 2013

Invokana (canaglifozin) is now readily available at most pharmacies after receiving approval for the treatment of type 2 diabetes earlier this year. Here’s what you need to know.

What is Invokana?

Type 2 diabetes leads to elevated levels of glucose in the blood, because of the inability of your body either to make enough insulin or because your cells cannot use it properly. Invokana is a novel drug that works by blocking glucose from being reabsorbed by the kidney. See More

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