INVOKANA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low blood sugar

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a yeast infection of the vagina and vulva
  • an increased need to urinate often

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high amount of magnesium in the blood
  • dehydration
  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • low blood pressure
  • fainting

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • itching of the genital area
  • low energy
  • excessive thirst
  • nausea
  • generalized weakness
  • Candida infection of the glans penis

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a systemic inflammatory response called sepsis due to an infection with bacteria
  • a complication of diabetes with high blood ketone levels called diabetic ketoacidosis
  • a metabolic condition where the body cannot adequately use sugars called ketoacidosis
  • excess body acid
  • acute kidney failure
  • pyelonephritis, infection and inflammation of the kidney and renal pelvis
  • decreased kidney function
  • decreased calcification or density of bone
  • a broken bone
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • pancreatitis
  • urosepsis, a bacterial infection originating from the urinary tract
  • necrotizing fasciitis, a condition where deep tissues die in the area of the genitals to the anus

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • hives
  • intense abdominal pain

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