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Invokana 100 MG Tablet 10

Invokana 100 MG Tablet 10

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    • Rs. 510.00

    Uses :

    Canagliflozin is used to control blood sugar levels in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. Controlling blood sugar levels reduces the risk of kidney damage, nerve problems, and heart attacks.

    Mode of drug action


    Canagliflozin acts by regulating sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) in renal tubules. SGLT2 reabsorbs the filtered glucose from renal tubules. Canagliflozin inhibits the reabsorption action of SGLT2 and allows the excess glucose to excrete through urine. Thereby, reduces the glucose levels in the body.

    What are the common side effects?

    The common side effects of canagliflozin are frequent urination, dry mouth, dehydration, urinary and vaginal infections. The other side effects include blurred vision, nausea, shivering, and trembling.

    Warning

    Pregnancy: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Unsafe Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Patients with diabetic ketoacidosis should not use Invokana drug as SGLT2 drugs increases the risk of ketoacidosis.

    • Follow regular diet and exercise as suggested by the healthcare professionals for better Invokana drug benefits.

    • Maintain adequate fluid intake, especially in hot weather and during exercise, as the drug increases the risk of dehydration.

    • Invokana is generally not recommended alone, it is used as a combination therapy with some other diabetes drugs such as metformin.

    • Invokana drug does not cause low blood sugar levels, but the drugs which are used along with Invokana may lower the blood sugar levels. Regular checkups are recommended for monitoring the sugar levels.

    What else should I know?

    1. Do I reduce/gain weight by taking Invokana? You may gain weight by taking Invokana drug. Inform the doctor immediately if you notice excess weight gain.

    2. I am alcoholic. What precautions should I take while taking Invokana drug? Reduce the intake of alcohol during the Invokana treatment. Invokana increases the risk of low blood sugar.

    3. I am on anti-epileptic drugs. Can I use Invokana drug? No, antiepileptic drugs such as phenytoin reduce the effect of canagliflozin in the body.

    4. How to use Invokana drug? Invokana is a new type 2 diabetes medication that has to be taken before first meals. The dose should be taken as prescribed by your doctor.

    5. Can I perform vigorous exercises while taking Invokana drug? No, Invokana may cause dehydration if you do vigorous exercises without keeping yourself hydrated.

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