Canagliflozin 100mg Tablets
|Manufacturer||J & J||Expiry|
Invokana 100 mg is an oral drug prescribed in type 2 diabetes mellitus that lowers the blood glucose levels in the body. The medicine aims to maintain the normal blood glucose (sugar) levels required for the smooth functioning of the body systems. High blood glucose levels can damage the various body parts and also act as a provoking factor for the heart complications such as:
- Kidney damage
- Nerve damage
As per the World Health Organisation, Hyperglycemia/ diabetes mellitus are the medical terms given to high blood glucose levels in the body, when fasting blood glucose level is greater than 7.0 mmol/L and after meals, sugar levels more than 11.0 mmol/L are considered to be suffering from hyperglycemia. Invokana improves the sugar levels by excreting the enhanced amount of glucose out in the urine.
What is Invokana 100mg used for?
Invokana 100mg tablets are prescribed in adults’ aged 18 years and older people suffering with diabetes mellitus in order to maintain the sugar levels of the body. It is indicated as monotherapy, when diet and exercise do not provide required glycaemic control in patients who failed to respond to metformin therapy.
Also, it is given as add on therapy when patients failed to respond to other hypoglycemic drugs along with diet control and exercise.
How does Invokana 100 mg work?
Invokana 100 mg contains Canagliflozin as an active ingredient which stops the sodium glucose co transporter 2(SGLT2) in proximal tubule which helps in reabsorption of filtered glucose and decreases the kidney threshold for glucose. SGLT2 is responsible for 90% of the glucose that is reabsorbed. This will increase the excretion of more glucose via urine and helps to normalise the increased blood glucose levels.
Where to buy Invokana 100 mg online?
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What does Invokana 100 mg contain?
Invokana 100 mg contains Canaflaglozine as an active moiety which reduces plasma glucose concentrations independent of insulin. It is a widely accepted drug due to its excellent safety and tolerability profile. As per the USFDA recommendation, it is good to monitor kidney function on regular basis.
What are the side effects of Invokana 100 mg?
Like all medicines, Invokana also exert some side effects when used by the consumer. It is always advisable to consult your doctor if you encounter any of the following undesirable effects:
- Yeast infections
- Vaginal infections
- Sun sensitivity
- Bone fractures
- Kidney problems
What medications interact with Invokana 100 mg?
Keeping your physician informed about all the health problems and respectively the medicines or a supplement which you are consuming is of utmost priority. It always helps him to decide the accurate dose and precautions to be taken along with the medicines. The drugs which may interact with Invokana and are NOT to be consumed together are listed below:
- Insulin and insulin secreting agents
When should Invokana 100 mg not be used?
Do NOT use Invokana 100 mg in following circumstances:
- Hypersensitivity to Canagliflozin or any other ingredients in the tablets
- Suffering from severe kidney problem
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
How should Invokana 100 mg be used?
Invokana 100 mg is an oral tablet, taken with a glass of water or as advised by the doctor. Generally, it is recommended twice daily but it may vary depending upon your severity of the condition. They may be taken with or without meal. The initial dose starts from 100 mg and then can be increased maximally up to 300 mg once daily orally. Always consume the dose as prescribed by the doctor.
How long should you take Invokana 100 mg?
Dosage may vary and be adjusted from time to time, based on the patient’s response. Invokana 100 mg should be taken as advised by the doctor. Patient is advised to strictly adhere to the duration of medicine as prescribed by the doctor. Avoid self medication.
How should Invokana 100 mg be stored?
There are no special instructions for storage of Invokana 100 mg. Don’t consume Invokana 100 mg after the expiry date. Keep the medicine away from children.