Invokana Overview

Invokana (generic: canagliflozin) is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Invokana belongs to a group of drugs called selective sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. It works by blocking the reabsorption of sugar by the kidney, increasing sugar excretion, and lowering blood sugar levels in people with diabetes who have high blood glucose levels.

This medication comes in tablet form and is taken once daily, before breakfast.

Common side effects of Invokana include vaginal yeast infections and yeast infections of the penis, and urinary tract infections.