Invokana (Canagliflozin) side effects
Most people who use Invokana as a treatment for diabetes do not experience serious side effects. Note that your doctor will recommend you take this medicine if they have judged that the benefit outweighs the risk. If you use the medication, it may lead to yeast infection in the penis or vagina. People who had a yeast infection before are likely to experience the condition after taking Canagliflozin. Seek medical advice including antifungal medicines you should use to treat the yeast infection.
Common side effects include:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Difficulty in breathing
- Abdominal pain
If you experience these symptoms you should inform your doctor immediately.
Taking Invokana may lead to low blood sugar or hypoglycemia, especially if you are using other anti diabetic drugs.
Symptoms of hypoglycemia include:
- Blurred vision
- Fast heartbeat
- Tingling feet or hands.
- Sudden sweating
Low blood sugar can be treated with glucose tablets. To prevent the risk of low blood sugar, you should not skip meals. Invokana can lead to other side effects like loss of bones. This can be prevented by taking Vitamin D supplements and calcium.
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