WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY DOCTOR BEFORE TAKING INVOKANA™?
Before you take INVOKANA™, tell your doctor if you:
•have kidney problems
•have liver problems
•are on a low sodium (salt) diet. Your doctor may change your diet or your dose of INVOKANA™.
•have ever had an allergic reaction to INVOKANA™
•have other medical conditions
•are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if INVOKANA™ will harm your unborn baby. If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor about the best way to control your blood sugar while you are pregnant.
•are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if INVOKANA™ passes into your breast milk. Talk with your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you are taking INVOKANA™.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
INVOKANA™ may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how INVOKANA™ works. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
•diuretics (water pills)
•rifampin (used to treat or prevent tuberculosis)
•phenytoin or phenobarbital (used to control seizures)
•ritonavir (Norvir®, Kaletra®, Lopinavir ®)* (used to treat HIV infection)
•digoxin (Lanoxin®)* (used to treat heart problems)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these medicines if you are not sure if your medicine is listed above.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
HOW SHOULD I TAKE INVOKANA™?
•Take INVOKANA™ by mouth 1 time each day exactly as your doctor tells you to take it.
•Your doctor will tell you how much INVOKANA™ to take and when to take it. Your doctor may change your dose if needed.
•It is best to take INVOKANA™ before the first meal of the day.
•Your doctor may tell you to take INVOKANA™ along with other diabetes medicines. Low blood sugar can happen more often when INVOKANA™ is taken with certain other diabetes medicines. See "What are the possible side effects of INVOKANA™?"
•If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take two doses of INVOKANA™ at the same time. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about a missed dose.
•If you take too much INVOKANA™, call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away. When your body is under some types of stress, such as fever, trauma (such as a car accident), infection, or surgery, the amount of diabetes medicine you need may change. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these conditions and follow your doctor's instructions.
•Stay on your prescribed diet and exercise program while taking INVOKANA™.
•Check your blood sugar as your doctor tells you to.
•INVOKANA™ will cause your urine to test positive for glucose.
•Your doctor may do certain blood tests before you start INVOKANA™ and during treatment as needed. Your doctor may change your dose of INVOKANA™ based on the results of your blood tests.
•Your doctor will check your diabetes with regular blood tests, including your blood sugar levels and your hemoglobin A1C.
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