Treatment of type 2 diabetes without diabetic kidney disease.
The starting dose for Invokana is one 100 mg tablet, once a day. Sometimes the dose may be increased, for example if you get on well with Invokana but need a little more help controlling your blood glucose. Your doctor can increase your dose to one 300 mg tablet per day, if you agree.
Treatment of diabetic kidney disease.
If you have diabetic kidney disease, the dose is 100 mg tablet, once a day. If you need more help controlling your blood glucose, your doctor may prescribe you an additional medicine.
How to take your tablets
- Swallow the tablet whole.
- You can take your tablet with or without food, ideally before your first meal of the day.
- Try to take it at the same time each day. This will help you remember to take it.
What if I forget to take my tablet?
If you miss your daily tablet it should be taken as soon as you can.
Do not take two tablets in the same day.
You may find it helpful to consider some other options to help you to remember to take your tablet every day. For example, some people find it helpful to leave their medication next to their toothbrush so that when they brush their teeth in the morning they are reminded to take it.
What if I take more Invokana than I should?
If you take more of this medicine than you should, seek medical advice or go to your nearest hospital immediately.
How long will I need to take my tablets for?
Many people will need to keep taking their tablets or medication for type 2 diabetes throughout their lives in order to stay well, but everyone is different.
Make sure you take your medicine as prescribed by your nurse, doctor or pharmacist. If you are unsure then you should check with them.