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Invokana (canagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: I, too, have had great results with this medication. It's almost too good to be true. Some weight loss, my readings dropped significantly. I now wonder if it is helping my psoriasis. As after many, many years, it has disappeared from my right leg altogether.
Invokana (canagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: I was prescribed Invokana in combination with metformin. I have been itching ever since and my hair is falling out to the point where I am scared to comb my hair. I stopped taking both medications. It has been a little over a month and my hair is still falling out. Is anyone else experiencing any hair loss?
Invokana (canagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: I have been taking this medication for almost 2 weeks. I was lucky to be reffered to an endodcrinologist who prescribed it to go with Metformin, glipizide and tradjenta meds. It's working wonders!! My readings have gone from 300's to 115 after lunch etc. I was also referred to a dietician so I've been keeping track of my meals and watching my carbs I've lost 7 lbs since I started the meds 2 weeks ago! Love, love, love this med. Can't wait to see if my A1C had dropped, at last check before I started the meds it was at 9.8%.
Invokana (canagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: I have only been on this new medicine for two weeks, but have already noticed a significant drop in my daily readings. When I found out my co-pay for this medicine I was ready to drop it. Now I will use up my first free month of medication and if the effectiveness continues I will spring for the co-pay. So far no noticeable side effects.
Invokana (canagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: I've had Type 2 diabetes since 1990 from pregnancy. I've been on the pills, insulin, insulin pump. Before getting on this medication I was on 100 units of Lantus and 60 of Humalog. A1C has been as high as 9.6. On my last appointment before getting on this medication my A1c was 8.6. In 3 -4 months I've lost 20 pounds, more energy, fasting between 90-130. I'm only on Lantus 52 units now. The best thing is my A1C went down to 7.6 which had not been that low for 9 years. Double my water intake. Yeast infection a couple of times but none since. This has been a life saver for me.
Invokana (canagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: I have been on Invokana two weeks now and I love it, sugars went from 300's to 90's. I feel great exercising again losing weight, but having the vaginal infections I hope as my body adjusts this will go away. Been diabetic since 2009 tried many meds. And this has been the best for me. I would recommend anyone to try it!
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Review by darkchocolit (taken for less than 1 month):
Invokana (canagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: I just started taking Invokana exactly 2 weeks ago, I have lost 4 lbs so far (great). My fasting sugars went from 274 down to 206 (nice improvement so far). I still need to get them under 100 though and I feel the longer I take this medication - the more improvement I will see. The only side effect so far is the frequent urination which is caused by the dehydration. This makes me drink more water of course - but since that is the only issue I have I really can't complain. I personally think this new medication is a "winner".
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Invokana (canagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: I started taking Invokana about 2 weeks or so ago. I have been Type 2 diabetes for 15 years. Last year I had to start insulin in addition to the metformin ER and glimiperide I have been taking. I have been trying desperately to lose weight too. My doc let me go on phentermine 3 months ago, and I lost 12 lbs in 3 months. I needed to lose 35-40 more. My last A1C was 6.9, up from 6.6 the 3 months preceding. So, doc told me about this new medicine. She stopped my glimiperide and I still take 2000mg metformin ER (split am/pm) and she cut my insulin to 11 units am, 20units pm. My sugars have gone up, fasting is now between 124-150 (whereas before they were 90-120), and 2 hrs after I'm around 178.
Review by Mrs Cashdollar (taken for less than 1 month):
Invokana (canagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: Been on Invokana for a week now. My blood sugars have been significantly reduced. I am also watching my diet, very low carbs. Still have not lost any weight, which was the reason why I was put on this medicine to begin with. My A1C went from a 9.9 to a 7.3 at last weeks endocirnologist appointment. I wonder if I should let this go for a bit longer. I had hoped to see some weight loss during this time, but haven't lost a pound. I have noticed only a slight increase in urination and haven't really been thirsty. Maybe it hasn't been long enough. Any ideas? Oh, and my insurance covered this right from the beginning. I didn't need the rebate card. That was nice.
Invokana (canagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: Very happy with this new medicine. Seems to control my blood sugar better than other medications. I also take 2000mg of Glucophage a day and 100mg of the Invokana. After the first month, the maintenance dosage is 300mg once a day. Been on this medication for 3 weeks now. I have already lost 5 pounds! Urination is more frequent during the day though. Make sure you drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration. I did notice some acne to show up on my face. Not sure if this is a side effect or not? Other than that, this is a miracle! Controlled blood sugars and weight loss! The first year is only $5.00 a month with the prescription card the Manufacturer gives you.
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