The Invokana 100 mg 120 tablets (generic canagliflozin) is a prescription drug that acts as an inhibitor of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2), which is the transporter that reabsorbs most of the glucose that is filtered by the kidney. Canagliflozin 100mg is the active ingredient in the Invokana while other inactive ingredients are hydroxypropyl cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, lactose anhydrous, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose.
Canagliflozin generic 100 mg is packaged and supplied as film-coated tablets which are administered orally. One Invokana 100 mg tabs contains 102 mg of Canagliflozin (anhydrous). The film-coatings of the tablets contain polyvinyl alcohol which is partially hydrolyzed, titanium dioxide, macrogol/PEG, talc, as well as iron oxide and E172.
USES OF INVOKANA 100 mg 120 tablets
This medication is used in conjunction with diet and regular body exercise to help improve glycemic control in adults suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is also used to reduce the chances of adults suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus incurring major adverse cardiovascular events such as cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction and non-fatal stroke. The drug has been known to be highly effective for the above mentioned conditions.
However, it is not effective or recommended for patients suffering from type 1 diabetes mellitus neither is it recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
INVOKANA 100 mg TABLET DOSAGE
Users of Invokana 100 mg must adhere to its dosage and not resort to abusing the drug. For starters, the recommended dosage is 100 mg which should be taken once daily before the day’s first meal. Patients who are tolerant of canagliflozin 100mg and who have an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) that is greater than or equal to 60 mL/min/1.73 square meters need a tighter control of their glycaemic control and can have their dosage increased to 300 mg daily.
Care should be taken when administering Invokana 100 mg 120 tabs to patients 75 years or older, or those who have cardiovascular disease, or patients who reacted badly to an initial dosage of the drugs.
SIDE EFFECTS OF INVOKANA 100 mg
When using the medication, the following adverse side effects may be observed:
· Lower Limb Amputation
· Acute Kidney Injury
· Urosepsis and Pyelonephritis
· Hypoglycemia with concomitant use with Insulin and Insulin Secretagogues
· Increases in Low-Density Liproprotein
· Bone Fracture
· Hypersensitivity reactions
· Fournier’s gangrene.
INVOKANA 100 mg 120 TABS PRICE
The Invokana tabs go for a price of $1070.49 per unit, hence a quantity of 120 tablets would go for $2098.
FORM OF INVOKANA 100 mg 120 TABLETS
The tablets are film-coated. The tablets are yellow in color and have the shape of a capsule which has an estimated length of 11 mm. On the tablets, there is “CFZ,” meaning Canagliflozin on one side, and 100 on the other side.
INVOKANA 100 mg REVIEWS
Users of the drug have often left positive reviews of its effectiveness. Many patients attested to feeling better after using the drug, though a few complained of feeling hypersensitive after use.