Invokana is a prescription drug that lowers blood sugar in people with Type 2 diabetes. This drug helps the kidneys remove glucose from the bloodstream, and is most effective when used with diet and exercise.
Invokana does not treat Type 1 diabetes.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Invokana exactly as prescribed.
Do not take Invokana if you have:
Invokana may increase the risk of bone fractures, even after a minor fall.
Learn the signs of low blood sugar (hunger, nausea, anxiety, rapid heart rate, shakiness, sweating) and always keep a source of sugar with you (hard candy, glucose tablets, fruit juice, soda).
Common side effects of Invokana include:
More serious side effects include:
Does Invokana increase the risk of amputation?
A recent study found that Invokana may increase your risk of lower-limb amputation. People with Type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of foot problems and amputations. Wash and inspect your feet daily, and notify your doctor with any concerns.
How do I know if Invokana is working?
Track blood sugar levels as directed by your doctor using a journal or app. Your doctor will also monitor progress with regular blood tests and may adjust your Invokana dose depending on the results.