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Canagliflozin Oral tablet

It helps to control blood sugar

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What is this medicine?

CANAGLIFLOZIN (KAN a gli FLOE zin) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

-dehydration
-diabetic ketoacidosis
-diet low in salt
-high cholesterol
-high levels of potassium in the blood
-history of yeast infection of the penis or vagina
-kidney disease
-liver disease
-low blood pressure
-on hemodialysis
-type 1 diabetes
-uncircumcised male
-an unusual or allergic reaction to canagliflozin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
-breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take it before the first meal of the day. Take your dose at the same time each day. Do not take more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

-gatifloxacinThis medicine may also interact with the following medications:

-alcohol
-certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease
-digoxin
-diuretics
-insulin
-nateglinide
-phenobarbital
-phenytoin
-repaglinide
-rifampin
-ritonavir
-sulfonylureas like glimepiride, glipizide, glyburide

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

Learn how to check your blood sugar. Learn the symptoms of low and high blood sugar and how to manage them.

Do not skip meals. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should avoid alcohol.

If you have symptoms of low blood sugar, eat or drink something containing sugar at once, and contact your doctor or health care professional. Make sure family members know that you can choke if you eat or drink when you develop serious symptoms of low blood sugar like seizures or unconsciousness. They must get medical help at once.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
-low blood sugar (ask your doctor or healthcare professional for a list of these symptoms)
-thirst
-trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
-penile discharge, itching, or pain in men
-vaginal discharge, itching, or odor in women
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

-constipation
-nausea


Last Updated: April 02, 2013
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