The way Invokana works may result in you losing some weight (2 – 4 kg or 4 – 9 lbs) when you start taking this medicine. This is not usually anything to be concerned about, but talk to your nurse, doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. They will also be able to advise you about the amount of weight loss that would be normal for you.
It is important to keep following advice about healthy eating and increased activity given by your nurse or doctor and continue any other medicines given to you. If you are following a diabetic weight control diet, continue to follow it while you are taking this medicine.
Talk to your nurse, doctor or pharmacist about this if you need any more information.
Because of the way Invokana works, it can also lower blood pressure. It is possible you may get symptoms as a result of lower blood pressure, including feeling dizzy or faint after standing quickly. Make sure you drink enough fluid through the day, as keeping hydrated can help to reduce these effects.
Please see your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.