If one of the benefits of taking invokana is weight loss how does it work? Or is this not true?
Invokana can help you lose weight quickly, slowly or not at all. It was meant to lower your blood sugar level, and normally works well with that. Since it filters out sugar in your blood stream through your kidneys, the lowering of your blood sugar level can also result in weight loss. Your doctor should monitor you closely for the first few weeks you're using Invokana because you may actually lose weight too quickly. It worked very well for me with my blood sugar, but I lost very little weight. Invokana made me very thirsty and I wanted to drink all the time. With all the drinking, I didn't think about snacking. In warmer weather I half freeze the drinks, so they're like slurpees! The best things I found to drink are water (of course), low-cal Gatorade, and Bai drinks. (The Bai drinks don't cause any elevation in blood sugar levels, they're antioxidants, and they taste great! You can get them much cheaper at Walmart, or if you order them by the case at Amazon.)
Good Luck & God Bless
- Invokana Information for Consumers
- Invokana Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Invokana (detailed)
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