Compare Invokamet vs. Precose

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Invokamet
(canagliflozin / metformin)

Precose
(acarbose)

Lowers blood sugar. Invokamet (canagliflozin / metformin) is a combination of 2 medicines that can lower your blood sugars, but it still has to be taken twice daily.Coming soon.
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Side effects
InvokametPrecose
  • Yeast infection in women 8%
  • Urinary tract infections 2%
  • Increased urination 4%
  • Yeast infection in men 3%
  • Thirst 3%
  • Vaginal itching 2%
  • Constipation 1%
  • Abdominal pain 1%
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How it works
InvokametPrecose
Invokamet (canagliflozin / metformin) is a combination of anti-diabetes medicines. Metformin lowers blood sugar by enhancing your body's response to insulin, while canagliflozin increases your body's secretion of sugar through the urine.Coming soon.
Type of medication
InvokametPrecose
Prescription only
Available as
InvokametPrecose
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
InvokametPrecose
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
InvokametPrecose
  • Kidney problems
  • Liver problems
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Contrast dye for procedure
  • Surgery
Detailed Invokamet (canagliflozin / metformin) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Food
    InvokametPrecose
    • Take with meals to avoid an upset stomach.
    No food related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    InvokametPrecose
    • Not a good option if you have worsening kidney function such as those age 65 years and up.
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    Pain
    InvokametPrecose
    • Invokamet (canagliflozin / metformin) can, in very rare cases, hurt the kidneys. This is more likely to happen if you already have kidney damage, heart failure, or are taking medicines for blood pressure or pain like NSAIDs. Your doctor will check your kidneys by blood tests regularly, and might ask you to change how you take Invokamet (canagliflozin / metformin).
    No pain related info.
    Weight
    InvokametPrecose
    • Does not cause weight gain unlike other anti-diabetic medicines.
    No weight related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    InvokametPrecose
    • Combines 2 effective anti-diabetes medicines into one pill so you don't have to take them separately.
    • Does not cause weight gain unlike other anti-diabetic medicines.
    • Not as likely to cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
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    Downsides and risks
    InvokametPrecose
    • Not a good option if you have worsening kidney function such as those age 65 years and up.
    • May cause increased urination.
    • More likely to cause broken bones and yeast and urinary tract infections.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    InvokametPrecose
    • Take with meals to avoid an upset stomach.
    • Practice good hygiene to prevent yeast infections.
    • Can cause dehydration so be sure to drink plenty of fluids.
    • Make sure to continue a healthy diet and lifetyle.
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