INVOKANA 100MG

545.00

10 tablets in 1 strip
Prescription Required
MANUFACTURER
Johnson & Johnson Ltd
SALT COMPOSITION
Canagliflozin (100mg)
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Description

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Invokana 100mg Tablet is used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps control the high blood sugar levels seen in diabetes. This reduces the chances of serious complications of diabetes and also helps prevent heart disease.

Invokana 100mg Tablet can be taken with or without food at any time of day but you should try to take it at the same time every day. The dose will be decided by your doctor. Do not stop taking it without asking your doctor. If you do, your blood sugar levels may increase and put you at risk of serious complications like kidney damage and blindness. This medicine is only part of a treatment program that should include a healthy diet, regular exercise and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.

The most common side effects of this medicine include fungal infection of vagina, urinary tract infection, and frequent urge to urinate. It may cause the body to lose too much water. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. Maintaining good hygiene can help prevent fungal infections in the genital area.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems or a urinary tract infection or if you are on water pills (diuretics). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while taking this medicine.

USES OF INVOKANA TABLET

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

BENEFITS OF INVOKANA TABLET

In Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Invokana 100mg Tablet is a medicine that helps to control high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It helps get rid of extra glucose from your body through urine. Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level, you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. This medicine will reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease if you have type 2 diabetes and already have cardiovascular disease. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed because it is protecting your future health.

SIDE EFFECTS OF INVOKANA TABLET

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Invokana

  • Fungal infection of vagina
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Frequent urge to urinate

HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Urinary tract infection
    Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to treat a urinary tract infection. Most will clear up within a few days. Try some natural remedies like taking cranberry juice and probiotics for help. To ease the pain, try taking painkiller medicine. You can also try placing a hot water bottle or heat pad on your tummy or between your thighs. Rest and drink plenty of fluids (not alcohol or caffeine) to help flush the bacteria out of your body. Urinating frequently helps get rid of the bacteria as well.
  • Coping with Frequent urge to urinate
    There are some exercises that can improve bladder control and help you to hold urine for longer. Avoid foods and drinks which remove water from your body. These include alcohol, caffeine, carbonated soft drinks and chocolate and are known as “diuretic”. Some foods such as apples and citrus fruits and juices may also increase the urge to urinate. Avoid drinking near bedtime. If you are in a public place, try to make sure you know where the nearest toilets are. Ask your doctor what is the best time to take your medicine.

HOW TO USE INVOKANA TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Invokana 100mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

HOW INVOKANA TABLET WORKS

Invokana 100mg Tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by removing excess sugar from your body through urine.

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Invokana 100mg Tablet.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Invokana 100mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Invokana 100mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Driving

CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
warnings

Kidney

UNSAFE
Invokana 100mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Liver

CAUTION
Invokana 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Invokana 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Dose adjustment is not needed in patients with mild to moderate liver disease. Limited information is available on use of Invokana 100mg Tablet in severe liver disease.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE INVOKANA TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Invokana 100mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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