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How to Take Canagliflozin and Dose of Canagliflozin

Find out how to take Canagliflozin (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Canagliflozin


How it should be taken  

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, should be taken before the first meal of the day.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

PO- The recommended initial dose is 100 mg once daily.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated in patients with severe kidney impairment, ESRD, or on dialysis and known hypersensitivity.
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Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an antidiabetic (sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor), prescribed for type 2 diabetes mellitus along with diet and exercise. For patients with type 2 diabetes along with diabetic kidney disease, physicians should consider using an SGLT2 inhibitor when the eGFR is at or above 30, especially with albuminuria above 300 mg/g, to lower renal and CV risk as per A.D.A recommendations. 

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Monitor kidney functions, potassium levels regularly while taking this medication; correct hypovolaemia (decreased blood volume) in patients with kidney impairment, the elderly and in patients with low systolic blood pressure.
Patient may develop with increased risk of genital mycotic infections and increased LDL; if it is so consult with your healthcare provider.

Storage Conditions  

Store at 25C.

Drug Name : Canagliflozin

Canagliflozin(Invokana) generic is an antidiabetic (sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor), prescribed for type 2 diabetes mellitus along with diet and exercise. For patients with type 2 diabetes along with diabetic kidney disease, physicians should consider using an SGLT2 inhibitor when the eGFR is at or above 30, especially with albuminuria above 300 mg/g, to lower renal and CV risk as per A.D.A recommendations.
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