frequently asked questions about INVOKAMET® XR and INVOKAMET®
Here are some brief answers to some commonly asked questions—but it's important to talk to your doctor to answer any questions you may have about INVOKAMET® XR or INVOKAMET®.
are INVOKAMET® XR and INVOKAMET® really different from most other type 2 diabetes medications?
Yes. INVOKAMET® XR and INVOKAMET® contain INVOKANA® (canagliflozin), which is an SGLT2 inhibitor—the newest class of medicines that work with the kidneys to lower A1C. INVOKAMET® XR and INVOKAMET® also contain metformin, which helps decrease the amount of sugar your liver produces and improves your body’s response to insulin. Learn how INVOKAMET® XR and INVOKAMET® work.
how do I know if INVOKAMET® XR or INVOKAMET® is working?
It’s important to keep track of your blood sugar levels as directed by your doctor. Consider keeping a journal or if your doctor recommends daily testing, try using a OneTouch® Meter—and share your progress at your next appointment. Your doctor will check your diabetes with regular blood tests, including your blood sugar levels and your A1C.
how should I take INVOKAMET® XR?
Take INVOKAMET® XR by mouth one time each day exactly as your doctor tells you to take it. It is best to take INVOKAMET® XR with the morning meal. Your doctor may change your dose if needed.
how should I take INVOKAMET®?
Take INVOKAMET® by mouth twice each day exactly as your doctor tells you to take it. It is best to take INVOKAMET® with meals. Your doctor may change your dose if needed.
how should I store INVOKAMET® XR or INVOKAMET®?
Store INVOKAMET® XR or INVOKAMET® at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C). Store in the original container.
what should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you do not remember until it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take more than 2 tablets of INVOKAMET® XR at the same time. Do not take 2 doses of INVOKAMET® at the same time.
why is it important to take my medication exactly as prescribed?
Prescription medication is more likely to be safe and effective if you take the medication exactly as directed. Your doctor will tell you how much INVOKAMET® XR or INVOKAMET® to take and when to take it. Always talk to your doctor before changing how you take your medication. Need a little help remembering to take your medication? Our Care4Today® Connect app puts pill and refill reminders in the palm of your hand. Get the app.
will INVOKAMET® XR or INVOKAMET® affect my urine test results?
Yes. INVOKAMET® XR and INVOKAMET® will cause your urine to test positive for glucose.
what are some tips to help avoid yeast infections?
For women, yeast infections may be minimized by avoiding douches, tight undergarments, and scented hygiene products. For men, yeast infections may be minimized by regular washing with soap and water, including under the foreskin if you are uncircumcised. Talk to your doctor about what to do if you get symptoms of a yeast infection of the vagina or penis. If your doctor suggests an over-the-counter antifungal medicine and your symptoms do not go away, talk with your doctor right away.