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.

Important information

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.

4 Replies

  • though the price is more than a dollar fper tablet,

    one tab per day is enough

  • This drug is under watch list as it has caused DKA in TYPE 2 diabetics, where normally it is unheard of -- caused DKA even with non high blood sugar levels in type 2.

    Besides causing UTI etc. This is not a wonder drug. Still new and no one know actual list of side effects, DKA being one which has come to fore. Since u r a non diabetic u would not know all this.

  • Pl also give information as to what drug co. Is making this medicine in India.

    Also the cost of this medicine in India.

    Shivraj Bhargava

  • dear shivaraj,

    this medicine is a bit costly.

    one us dollar per tablet. but one tablet per day will do.

    if you have kidney disease please do not go for it.

    it looks it may not be having much of a side effect other than sweet urine and a probable urinary tract infection,

    if noticed it can be withdrawn .

    availability just ask in medical shop.

    it is accepted in 30 european countries[ and usa?]

    the technique of urine filtering involves stages.

    after the first stage

    the glucose that came out with the filtrate is reabsorbed by the


    it is this reabsorption that is hindered by the drug.ignore the person who spreads fears so that we will remain diabetic.he does not understand the physiology of reabsorption.i have seen it everywhere .

    see if it works for you.

    good luck.

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