INVOKANA Reviews

Average Rating: 3.9 (10 Ratings)

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DATE ADDED
 
 4  Metformin was not lowering blood su It has lowered my A1c significantly into the non diabetic range and reduced my blood pressure. I've lost 30lbs as well. Vaginal itching is almost always present but with additional cleansing and watching my sugar intake cause that's what increases the acidity in my urine I can somewhat control it. Its kind of hard to live with but the weight loss is worth it for me. I'll continue on it as long as I can as its decreased my sugar and weight a lot. F 48 1 years
300mg
7/27/2019
 5  Type 2 diabetes I've been diabetic for 32 yrs & had gastric bypass surgery 5 yrs ago to supposedly fix it & in spite of going from 310 to 115 lbs it remained! I take this with no side effects along with 1000 mg of metformin & my a1c is now 6.8, my lowest. Be careful about low blood sugar if you take another drug in addition to this F 55 5 years
100 mg
3/9/2016
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 2  Type II Diabetes Take Invokana in the morning but wake up 4 to 5 times to urinate in the night, so interrupts sleep. Not much noticeable difference in the day time. I take Invokana in the morning with Metformin XR and an additional Metformin XR at night. This brings about minimal blood sugar control 175 - 195. Have medium stomach pains so may be getting the UTI everyone describes. Had much better luck with Glyburide alone but doctor won't prescribe anymore due to renal failure in some patients. Note: I also get dehydrated at night so have to drink several bottles of water at night. M 59 3 months
300mg 1X D
3/1/2016
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 3  High Blood Sugars Frequent urinary tract infections and burning in penis. Significant hair loss Although this medicine is incredibly effective in both controlling blood sugars and even helping in weight loss, the hair loss is a deal breaker for me. And the urinary tract infections have resulted in multiple 30 day courses of levofloxin. M 60 1.5 years
300 mg 1X D
11/26/2015
 5  diabetes urgent urination after 3-3.5 hours sleep miracle drug - many diabetes symptoms are gone...... M 76 7 days
100mg 1X D
6/24/2015
 1  For diabetes Raised A1c. And tryglicerides Took this because A1C was 7.4. After 8 weeks it went UP to 7.6 ! Triglycerides went from 253. To 465. Apparently the duretic effect of raising BS overrides the lowering effect for me. F 56 8 weeks
300 1X D
6/9/2015
 4  High Blood sugar Increase urination, was on blood pressure meds but this lowered it too much in combination, so blood pressure meds were halfed. I am still monitoring BP making sure it is adjusted correctly. Monitor blood pressure when starting as this does lower it, at least it did with me. If you are female coat vulva area with vasoline or zinc ointment to prevent irritation as urine will be acidic and have more sugar than usual. Also take empty soda bottle to bathroom and fill with water, rinse off when finished. This medicine is high maintenance with all that, but the only one besides metformin that does not cause heart failure and pancreatic cancer at an alarming rate. 14 days
100 1X D
2/6/2015
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 5  diabetes In the beginning I had severe vaginal irritation and burning. It was so bad I could barely walk or sit. It also caused me to have low blood sugars and be rushed to hospital. I did experience the uti. When first starting but now I no longer experience that. Plus I take metformin and that helps with exercise and healthy diet F 36 2 years
1/1/2015
 5  Diabetes None Invokana has been a great drug for me and has lowered my A1C by 1.3% I also take Metformin and Tradjenta. I have not had any problems with this med what-so-ever and highly recommend it. I was skeptical at first due to reported UIT infections but this has NOT been a problem. I highly recommend this medication as a add on to your primary type II meds. M 48 8 months
100mg 1X D
12/22/2014
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 5  Diabetes slight increase in frequency of urination It was explained to me that this drug helps sugar leave the body through urination. My blood glucose tests have dropped from an morning average of 190 to 130. I am also on other diabetes drugs but it appears to me that this working well. M 62 7 days
300 MG 1X D
5/12/2014
  

INVOKANA  (CANAGLIFLOZIN):  Canagliflozin is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Canagliflozin is also used in patients with type 2 diabetes and heart disease to lower the risk of death from heart attack or stroke. Canagliflozin works by increasing the removal of sugar by your kidneys.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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