INVOKANA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Diabetes, Type 2 “Lower bp great. Feet feel tighter (neuropathy)Gums hurt bad like an infectionHeadachesWas good at first, but after about a month issues started. Doing blood test and going to stop meds to see if everything goes back to normal again.”

Scotty B (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 8, 2018

For Diabetes, Type 2 “Initially, steadily lost weight and felt good. Increased thirst so drinking more, thus urinating more. Then genital itching began, slight and tolerable. After 4 months, my gums became sensitive. Itching increased in genital area and after trying to tolerate it for 8 months, developed excoriation with bleeding in vulvar area. I have been off of this medication for several weeks now. Two rounds of diflucan later, still trying to get excoriations to completely heal. Even got yeast in my belly button. A1C did go down a full point and the weight loss is great, but the side effects are horrible. My gums are still a mess. I never had gum disease before and have been diabetic for well over 11 years. I cannot find much information about the gum problems…anyone else have this problem? Hope I can get it under control, it is miserable.”

Char (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 1, 2018

For Diabetes, Type 2 “Although this med did lower my blood sugar I had the secondary condition of a very bad yeast infection developed. I had to eventually be removed from the drug for the yeast problem to clear up totally. Just didn’t fit for me.”

Sheri B (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 14, 2018

For Diabetes, Type 2 “I had a Dr that tried to force me to take invokana and told him no that I wasn’t taking it because it causes kidney and liver damage and coming to find out that the Dr I had went against my orders and faxed the prescription in to the mail order pharmacy who sent it to me and now they refuse to clean my account at the mail order pharmacy”

william darrell floyd December 19, 2017

For Diabetes, Type 2 “I’m a 47 year old type 2 diabetic for over 20 years. Have been on most insulin’s after the pills stopped working for me. Then dropped a huge amount of weight so I was taken off all meds. Now gained 45lb and A1C in the 10’s. In the past two years. I’ve tried Januvia, not a lot of side effects but didn’t lower my sugars. So I was put on Invokana. Worked good for maybe two months on lowering my sugars but the side effects were quite bothersome. Especially the longer I was on it. Yeast infections bad. Up at night going to the bathroom because of the way the med works, extremely tired, thirsty,dehydration issues if you don’t drink enough and the recent gas,bloating,constipation issues. I couldn’t get enough carbs with my cravings and wt gain! Off the Med and on to Victoza!”

GHLType2 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 10, 2017

For Diabetes, Type 2 “My 78 year old mom we have bin taking her to the doctors for the last 5 months with what we thought was or doctors thought were UTI’s no its yeast, no its bladder, no just lots of sugar in the urine but she’s not eating sugar. Yesterday the doctor called me to say stop giving her Invokana she was urinating every 10 min and so called infections she’s had for 5 months couldn’t believe it. No body could figure it out I told them she’s dehydrated he looked at her today and said yes .This was yesterday”

Kosic1 November 30, 2017

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