What is Invokana (Canagliflozin) 100mg?
Invokana is a prescription-only medication containing the active ingredient canagliflozin. It is the first and longest available sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor in the United States. Invokana comes with 30 tablets in each package.
What is it used for?
Invokana is meant to lower blood sugar levels in adults aged 18 and above who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Invokana can be used with other hypoglycemic medications, such as metformin, sulfonylureas, and/or insulin, depending on the severity of the condition. A lower dose is advocated if such combination therapies are used.
Why use this medication?
Invokana is a convenient medication requiring only a single dose per day. It is also the first SGLT2 inhibitor proven to lower HbA1C results, with most patients achieving the American Diabetes Association target of 7% or lower. It also has an additional effect of reducing weight by as much as 2 to 3%, which can be a significant help to obese or overweight patients. Additionally, it is also capable of reducing blood pressure readings significantly, which is a major benefit to most patients.Click to read more Click to read less
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