What is Invokana?
Invokana (canagliflozin) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Canagliflozin works by helping the kidneys get rid of glucose from your bloodstream.
Invokana is used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes.
Invokana is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
You should not use Invokana if you have severe kidney disease, if you are on dialysis, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin). Invokana is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
Canagliflozin is a sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor approved in over 30 countries, including the United States and the European Union, as an adjunct to diet and exercise for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes ....
Diabetes wonder drug to be available on NHS in months
A PILL which slashes blood sugar levels and offers hope to millions of diabetes sufferers has been launched in the UK.
By Jo Willey
00:00, Tue, Feb 25, 2014 | UPDATED: 14:12, Sun, Jan 25, 2015
Type 2 diabetes accounts for between 85 and 95 per cent of all people with the disease Type 2 diabetes accounts for between 85 and 95 per cent of all people with the disease [POSED BY MODEL/GETTY]
The breakthrough treatment is being unveiled at the same time that the drug watchdog has recommended it for use on the NHS.