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Invokana 100mg Tablet

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Salt Composition : Canagliflozin

Manufacturer : JB CHEMICALS

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 590
Price :495
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Introduction to Invokana 100mg Tablet

Invokana 100mg tablet tablets contain the active substance of canagliflozin, which belongs to the group of blood-glucose-lowering drugs. It is used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. Type 2 diabetes happens when your body doesn't use insulin properly or make enough, causing too much sugar in your blood, which can lead to serious problems like heart disease, kidney issues, blindness, and amputation. This medicine can be used alone or along with other medicines you may be using to treat your type 2 diabetes.

This tablet should be avoided under certain circumstances and in specific medical conditions. Invokana 100mg tablet is not recommended for children and adolescents under 18 years. Inform your healthcare provider if you have a known allergy to canagliflozin or its components in the tablet. Tell your doctor if you are intolerant to lactose, as it contains lactose as one component. Before using this tablet, consult your healthcare provider for advice on preventing dehydration, especially if you notice signs of dehydration.

Inform your doctor if you have experienced ketoacidosis (increased levels of ketone bodies in your urine or blood) before or are experiencing it during the treatment with this medicine. If you have severe kidney or liver problems, a history of serious heart disease or stroke, low blood pressure, a history of lower limb amputation, or genital yeast infection symptoms, discuss your condition with your healthcare professional. Engaging in transparent communication with your doctor regarding your medical history and medications is crucial to ensure Invokana 100mg tablet safe and proper use.


Uses of Invokana 100mg Tablet

  • Management of high blood sugar levels (Type 2 diabetes)

Therapeutic Effects of Invokana 100mg Tablet

Invokana 100mg tablet is a sodium-glucose co-transport-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor that stops kidney reabsorption of glucose, helping your body get rid of extra sugar through urine and lowering blood sugar levels. It can prevent heart disease in people with type 2 diabetes and also slows down kidney problems by a mechanism beyond blood glucose lowering.


Interaction of Invokana 100mg Tablet with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Invokana 100mg tablet and cause undesirable side effects.


More Information about Invokana 100mg Tablet

  • Store below 25°C.
  • Protect from light.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Do not use it after the expiry date.

How to consume Invokana 100mg Tablet

Take Invokana 100mg tablet as your physician advises. Swallow the tablet whole with water. Do not crush the tablets. Take the tablet before the first meal. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Do not double the dosage to compensate for the missed dose. If you take too much of the tablet, seek medical attention immediately. Don't stop the tablet unless advised by your doctor.


Safety Advices for Invokana 100mg Tablet

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Pregnancy

  

Invokana 100mg tablet must be avoided during pregnancy since there is a potential risk of fetal harm. Hence, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, suspect you might be pregnant, or are considering pregnancy, consult your doctor for guidance before initiating or continuing this medication. Discuss with your healthcare provider the appropriate method to discontinue this tablet and manage your blood sugar levels once you confirm your pregnancy.

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Breast Feeding

  

Invokana 100mg tablet may be excreted in human milk and have a risk of serious side effects for newborns. Hence, if you are breastfeeding, it is not advisable to use this medication. Consult your doctor to discuss the decision of either discontinuing this medicine or stopping breastfeeding.

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Lungs

  

It is unknown whether Invokana 100mg tablet is safe for patients with lung diseases. Inform your physician if you have any lung diseases before taking the medicine.

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Liver

  

Invokana 100mg tablet is not recommended when you have serious chronic liver disease. Inform your healthcare provider of any liver disorder before taking the tablet. Your doctor will decide whether to take the medicine based on your health factors.

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Alcohol

  

It is not recommended to take alcohol while you are in treatment with Invokana 100mg tablet. Because you may develop the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis, Please consult your doctor for more advice.

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Driving

  

Invokana 100mg tablet does not affect the ability to drive. However, do not drive or operate machines if you feel dizzy when taking this tablet. Check with your doctor for more advice.


Side Effects of Invokana 100mg Tablet

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Serious

  • Allergic reactions - swelling of the face,mouth or throat that may result in difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (enhanced levels of ketonein your urine or blood) - signs include rapid weight loss, feeling sick, stomach pain, excessive thirst, fast and deep breathing, confusion, sleepiness or tiredness, a sweet smell, a sweet or metallic taste or a different odor to your urine or sweat.

Common

  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Yeast infection - redness of the penis or foreskin or in the vagina
  • Changes in urination (including urinating more frequently or in larger amounts, urgent need to urinate, need to urinate at night)
  • Constipation
  • Feeling thirsty
  • Nausea

Word of Advice

During the treatment with Invokana 100mg tablet, your doctor will regularly monitor your kidney function via blood tests. Due to its mechanism, your urine will show the presence of sugar (glucose) while taking this medicine. If you develop symptoms such as genital or perianal pain, redness, swelling, or fever, seek immediate medical attention, as it could indicate a rare but serious infection. Monitor your feet regularly, follow foot care advice, and inform your doctor of any concerning foot issues. If you have a kidney or urinary tract infection with a fever, your doctor may advise you to stop taking canagliflozin until you recover temporarily.

Follow your doctor's prescribed medications, including canagliflozin, alongside other glucose-lowering medicines. Adhere to your doctor's guidance on diet and exercise, especially if you're on a diabetic weight control diet while taking this medication.


FAQs

Q 1. What are the uses of 100mg tablets of Invokana 100mg tablet?

Invokana 100mg tablet are utilized to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. They can also prevent heart disease in individuals with type 2 diabetes and slow down kidney problems.

Q 2. Do I need to stop taking Invokana 100mg tablet before surgery?

Yes, Inform your doctor you're taking Invokana 100mg tablet before any dental surgery. It is recommended to discontinue Invokana 100mg tablet three days before scheduled surgery to minimize the risk of postoperative ketoacidosis and urinary tract infections.

Q 3. Are Invokana 100mg tablet indicated for children?

No, Invokana 100mg tablet is not recommended for children and adolescents under 18 years.

Q 4. Should Invokana 100mg tablet be taken with or without food?

Take Invokana 100mg tablet once daily, either before breakfast or the first main meal. Be consistent with the timing. Follow your prescription instructions carefully, and consult your doctor or pharmacist for clarification if needed.

Q 5. Can Invokana 100mg tablet cause urinary tract infections (UTIs)?

Yes, the most common side effects of Invokana 100mg tablet include genital and urinary infections.


Fact Box of Invokana 100mg Tablet

Molecule Name: Canagliflozin

Therapeutic class: Oral antidiabetic agents/ Blood glucose-lowering Agents

Pharmacological class:      Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) Inhibitors

Indications: Type 2 diabetes mellitus


References

  1. Janssen-Cilag Ltd, Electronic medicines compendium (EMC), [Revised on Aug 2023] [Accessed on 28th Sept 2023] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/8855/pil
  2. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), [Revised on Oct 2022] [Accessed on 28th Sep 2023] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2022/204042s039lbl.pdf
  3. KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Insulin, Oral Anti Diabetic Drugs And Glucagon, 8th edition, 2019, 301
  4. Goodman & Gilman's, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, Endocrine Pancreas and Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia, 2018, 879.

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