Invokana is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Invokana is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise. Invokana is also referred to by its drug name, Canagliflozin.
Invokana is a sodium-glucose transporter 2 (SGLT2). Invokana is believed to work by causing excess glucose to be eliminated in the urine.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Invokana is generally taken once daily.
Invokana comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Invokana lists common side effects including hypoglycemia (low blood glucose), hypokalemia (low potassium), changes in urination, dehydration, urinary tract infections, and yeast infections of the vagina or the skin around the penis.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Invokana include kidney problems and systemic allergic reactions.