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Is Invokana Dangerous?

Invokana® (canagliflozin) is a medication prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. Although this can be an effective form of treatment, Invokana may be dangerous for some people.  
 
Specifically, you should not take Invokana if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Invokana, canagliflozin, or any of the inactive components used to make the medicine
  • Have severe kidney impairment, are on kidney dialysis, or have end-stage kidney failure.
 
Invokana can cause potentially dangerous problems in some people. Some of these complications may include dehydration, dangerously low blood pressure, decreased kidney function, and high blood potassium levels.
 
Because Invokana isn't right for everyone, make sure your healthcare provider knows about your complete medical history and about all other medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking.
 
(For a closer look at the potential dangers of this drug, click Invokana Warnings and Precautions.) 
 
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