Canagliflozin Overview

Canagliflozin is a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. It belongs to a group of drugs called sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. Canagliflozin lowers blood sugar by causing the kidneys to get rid of more glucose in the urine.

This medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually once daily before breakfast.

Common side effects include yeast infections and urinary tract infections.