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Invokana

Canagliflozin

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.
Invokana Coupon - Invokana 300mg tablet

Insurance Coverage: Many major insurance plans no longer cover Invokana starting in 2016. Learn More

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Invokana Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

This medicine can cause a serious condition in which there is too much acid in the blood. If you develop nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, unusual tiredness, or breathing problems, stop taking this medicine and call your doctor right away. If possible, use a ketone dipstick to check for ketones in your urine.

A test called the HbA1C (A1C) will be monitored. This is a simple blood test. It measures your blood sugar control over the last 2 to 3 months. You will receive this test every 3 to 6 months.

Learn how to check your blood sugar. Learn the symptoms of low and high blood sugar and how to manage them.

Always carry a quick-source of sugar with you in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Examples include hard sugar candy or glucose tablets. Make sure others know that you can choke if you eat or drink when you develop serious symptoms of low blood sugar, such as seizures or unconsciousness. They must get medical help at once.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if you have high blood sugar. You might need to change the dose of your medicine. If you are sick or exercising more than usual, you might need to change the dose of your medicine.

Do not skip meals. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should avoid alcohol. Many nonprescription cough and cold products contain sugar or alcohol. These can affect blood sugar.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Bladder pain

bloody or cloudy urine

decreased frequency or amount of urine

difficult, burning, or painful urination

discharge with a strong odor from the penis

frequent urge to urinate

increased thirst

itching of the vagina or outside of the genitals

loss of appetite

lower back or side pain

nausea

pain during sexual intercourse

pain in the skin around the penis

redness, itching, or swelling of the penis

swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs

troubled breathing

unusual tiredness or weakness

vaginal discharge without odor or with mild odor

vomiting

weight gain

Less common

Anxiety

blurred vision

chills

cold sweats

confusion

cool, pale skin

depression

dizziness

dry mouth

fast or irregular heartbeat

headache

hives or welts, itching skin, rash

increased hunger

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

nightmares

redness of the skin

seizures

shakiness

slurred speech

unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach pain

blurred vision

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

flushed, dry skin

frequent or painful urination

frequent urge to urinate

fruit-like breath odor

increased urination

loss of consciousness

numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips

stomach pain

sweating

unexplained weight loss

weakness or heaviness of the legs

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)

lack or loss of strength

pain or swelling in the arms or legs without an injury

Rare

Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight

redness or other discoloration of the skin

severe sunburn

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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