Invokana (in-vo-KAHN-uh, canagliflozin), the first in a new class of oral drugs for type 2 diabetes

Reps will promote Invokana (in-vo-KAHN-uh, canagliflozin), the first in a new class of oral drugs for type 2 diabetes.

You'll hear it referred to as an "SGLT2 inhibitor"...because it inhibits sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 in the kidneys. This allows more glucose to spill into the urine instead of being reabsorbed.

Reps will point out that Invokana reduces A1C by 1% when used alone...and it has a low risk of hypoglycemia.

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