Invokamet is a drug that combines canagliflozin and metformin. Oral diabetes medications canagliflozin and metformin help regulate blood sugar levels.
- Invokamet medication is used in combination with diet and exercise to help persons with type 2 diabetes regulate their blood sugar levels.
- This is used in patients with type 2 diabetes and heart disease to reduce the risk of mortality from a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure.
- In individuals with type 2 diabetes with renal difficulties, this is also used to lower the risk of end-stage kidney disease or death from cardiac problems.
Adult Dosage for Type 2 Diabetes and Adult Dose for Reducing Cardiovascular Risk:
- The starting dose is 100 mg orally once a day;
- In patients who have tolerated treatment and have an eGFR of 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 or more, increase to 300 mg orally once a day for further glycemic control.
- Maximum daily dose: 300 mg
- Follow your doctor’s instructions. Read drug guides or instruction sheets and follow all guidelines on your prescription label. Your doctor may adjust the dosage from time to time.
- If you’ve been taking metformin extended-release tablets in the evenings, omit your last dosage the night before you start taking this drug.
- This drug should be taken with meals.
- Do not crush, chew, or break the extended-release pill; swallow it whole.
Invokamet Side Effects:
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
- New leg or foot discomfort, soreness, sores, ulcers, or infections;
- Urination is little or non-existent;
- A feeling of dizziness, as if you’re about to faint;
- Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, confusion, unusual drowsiness, or trouble breathing; or ketoacidosis (too much acid in the blood)
- Signs of a bladder infection include discomfort or burning when urinating, murky urine, and soreness in the pelvis or back.
While using this medication, older persons are more prone to get dehydrated or have renal difficulties.
- If you have a severe renal illness or diabetic ketoacidosis, you should avoid using this drug.
- If you have had a previous amputation, a foot ulcer, heart illness, circulation difficulties, or nerve damage, canagliflozin may increase your risk of lower limb amputation.
- Canagliflozin has been linked to severe infections of the penis and vaginal area. Get medical attention immediately if you have burning, itching, odor, discharge, discomfort, tenderness, redness, or swelling of the vaginal or rectal area, fever, or don’t feel well.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long does it take for Invokamet to start working?
After the first dose, this begins to work. However, lowering your blood sugar levels typically takes a week or more.
Is Invokamet the same as metformin?
While both drugs reduce blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes, these two are not the same. Invokamet combines two medications, canagliflozin, and metformin, in 1 tablet, so you need not take them separately.
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