Invokana the new class of meds for t2

By carolina_sugar Latest Reply 2014-10-13 11:10:05 -0500
Started 2014-10-09 21:35:18 -0500

Looking for others trying this new class of meds and their thoughts on it

6 replies

scs7313 2014-10-11 23:51:20 -0500 Report

I have been using Invokana now for three weeks and having great success. I began see a new doctor recently since my A1C was 9 and he began treating me aggressively. I am also using Victoza and have lost 22 lbs in three weeks. My BG has dropped from avg of 160's to about 80's…

kitkat1955 2014-10-13 11:10:05 -0500 Report

Thanks for the post. My doc prescribed Invokana a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't started it yet. Wanted to investigate it more…I had a horrible experience with Actos, and ever since I've been more proactive in researching possible side effects before taking new meds. Any trouble with yeast infections or hair loss? I read that yeast infections are fairly common; but that extreme hair loss is also common, although less than the yeast infections. Thanks for your input.

A1C @ DX (10-2010: 11.4
Last A1C (10-1-14): 7.3
Lowest A1C (7-13): 5.8

carolina_sugar 2014-10-12 01:05:22 -0500 Report

Thank you for sharing. I have started taking it also for about 2 months it started out wonderful In first month I had lost 20 pounds was not having the cravings for sweets. The last week has been a struggle I hope my body not getting use to meds and stops working. It does dehydrate you quickly but I drink lot of water so that has not been an issue. Hope you continue with positive results

jayabee52 2014-10-09 23:27:37 -0500 Report

Howdy Caroline
The suggestion link below this discussion shows a link "Invokana: New for Type 2" I did not send it to you here as the only discussion is between the poster, Gabby, and a member who is anti medication. It does not have any people who use the medication, so it is really not helpful. I manage my Type 2 simmply through my meal plan so I am not much help there either. That other discussion had a link to info on invokana which I brought here ~

Praying that by now we have some other folks here on DC which are using or have used and discontinued it.


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