Here are some brief answers to some commonly asked questions—but it's important to talk to your doctor to answer any questions you may have about INVOKANA®.
Is INVOKANA® really different from most other type 2 diabetes medications?
Yes. In fact, INVOKANA® is the #1 prescribed SGLT2 inhibitor—the newest class of medicines that work with the kidneys to lower A1C.
How do I know if INVOKANA® is working?
It’s important to keep track of your blood sugar levels as directed by your doctor. Consider keeping a journal, or if your doctor recommends daily testing, try using a OneTouch® Meter—and share your progress at your next appointment. Your doctor will check your diabetes with regular blood tests, including tests of your blood sugar levels and your A1C.
How should I take INVOKANA®?
Take INVOKANA® by mouth 1 time each day exactly as your doctor tells you to take it. It is best to take INVOKANA® before the first meal of the day. Your doctor will tell you when and how much INVOKANA® to take. Your doctor may change your dose if needed.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you do not remember until it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take 2 doses of INVOKANA® at the same time.
If INVOKANA® helps my body get rid of some sugar, can it also help me lose weight?
Although INVOKANA® is not a weight-loss medicine, and each person is different, people can experience reduction in weight—on average 3%. Results may vary by dose and when used with certain other diabetes medications.
Why is it important to take my medication exactly as prescribed?
Prescription medication is more likely to be safe and effective if you take the medication exactly as directed. Your doctor will tell you how much INVOKANA® to take, and when to take it. Always talk to your doctor before changing how you take your medication. Need a little help remembering to take your medication? Our Care4Today® mobile app puts pill and refill reminders in the palm of your hand. Get the app.
Will INVOKANA® affect my urine test results?
Yes. INVOKANA® will cause your urine to test positive for glucose.
What are some tips to help avoid yeast infections?
For women, yeast infections may be minimized by avoiding douches, tight undergarments, and scented hygiene products. For men, by regular washing with soap and water, including under the foreskin if you are uncircumcised. Talk to your doctor about what to do if you get symptoms of a yeast infection of the vagina or penis. If your doctor suggests an over-the-counter antifungal medicine and your symptoms do not go away, talk with your doctor right away.