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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Invokamet (Canagliflozin/Metformin Hydrochloride) is prescription medication used with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar levels in patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Invokamet is a combination of Canagliflozin and Metformin HCI which are both oral diabetes medicines that works together by helping to restore your body’s proper response to the insulin your naturally produce. It also helps your kidney to remove sugar in the stomach and intestines. Invokamet should NOT be used for patients with Type 1 Diabetes or with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in blood or urine). Take Invokamet exactly prescribed.
Do not take Invokamet if you are allergic to Canagliflozin/Metformin or lincomycin or any ingredient in this medication. Tell your doctor about all the medical conditions you have had before. • An electrolyte imbalance; • Bladder infections or other urination problems; • Blood problems; • Breathing problems or asthma; • Dehydration; • Diabetes; • Heart disease; • Kidney or liver disease; • Pancreas disorder or surgery; • Yeast infections in the vagina or penis; • If you are on a low salt diet; Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking including prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines including herbal supplements, especially: digoxin, diuretic or water pill, insulin, rifampin, ritonavir, seizure medicines, or other oral diabetes medications. This may cause a serious or fatal drug interaction. Consult your doctor if you are getting pregnant or breastfeeding.
The most common side effects of Invokamet include: • Bloating and gas; • Constipation; • Diarrhea; • Dry mouth; • Headache; • Nausea; • Stomach pain; • Vomiting; • Weakness; If you suffer any serious side effects as below, please notify your doctor or pharmacist immediately. • Burning or painful urination; • Dizziness or light-headedness; • Irregular heartbeat; • Muscle pain or weakness; • Numbness or tingly feeling; • Swelling legs or feet; • Unusual vaginal discharge; • Vision changes;