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Canagliflozin

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SGLT2 inhibitors Invokana

Canagliflozin - What is it for

It is used to control diabetes. It reduces blood sugar by removing excess sugar from the body through the urine. 

Canagliflozin - Additional Information

You are encouraged to check your blood sugar levels with a home blood sugar meter as instructed by your healthcare professional.

There is a 2 times increased risk of lower limb amputations (most commonly, surgical removal of the toe and midfoot) linked to the use of Canagliflozin in 2 large trials in patients with known heart disease. Monitor for any infection, new pain or tenderness, sores or ulcers involving the lower limbs, and consult your healthcare professional if these complications occur. 

  • Updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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