Invokana is a drug that is used to control blood sugar levels. Invokana is normally prescribed to patients accompanied by food and body exercises. Invokana is used in the treatment of diabetes type 2. It is not used for type 1 diabetes. Invokana works by stimulating removal of glucose by kidneys from patients' blood streams. Invokana is a medicine used in the treatment of diabetes. The medicine cannot be used, however, in the treatment of type 1 diabetes, it can only be used to treat the type 2 variant. Invokana may also be used for purposes not listed in this guide, at the discretion of the prescriber. Invokana is used because its active ingredient, canagliflozen, reduces blood sugar levels in the body. It achieves this by flushing glucose out through the kidney meaning there’s less glucose in the bloodstream. Invokana is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include genital infections and frequent urination. Some patients may experience more severe side effects such as faintness, ketoacidosis, and dehydration.
Drug Name: Invokana
Generic name: Canagliflozin