Canagliflozin Side Effects
People who take canagliflozin may develop side effects, such as yeast infections, increased urination, and bladder infections. However, most people handle the medication well, and adverse reactions are generally minor and easy to treat. Serious complications have been reported with this drug, so seek medical treatment if you experience reactions like blurred vision, difficulty speaking, or extreme hunger.
As with any medicine, canagliflozin (Invokana®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with canagliflozin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Some canagliflozin side effects are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away. These include but are not limited to:
- Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting, which may indicate dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Signs of high potassium levels (hyperkalemia), such as:
- Abnormal sensations, such as burning, tingling, or pricking
- Muscle weakness
- Low heart rate (bradycardia)
- Symptoms of low blood sugar (which is most likely to occur if canagliflozin is taken with other diabetes drugs, especially insulin), such as:
- Extreme hunger
- Cold sweats
- Blurry vision
- Changes in behavior, such as irritability
- Loss of coordination
- Difficulty speaking
- Persistent dehydration
- Persistent or frequent yeast infections or penile infections
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling, especially of the lips, mouth, or throat
- Wheezing or other breathing problems.