Does Invokana cause hair loss? 

Does Invokana cause hair loss? 

No, Invokana is not associated with hair loss. This side effect was not reported in any of the clinical trials or any research studies and that’s why it is not listed as a side effect. 

However, some people may end up experiencing hair loss on this medication as meds are unpredictable. If you’re losing hair on Invokana, talk to your healthcare provider about it. In some cases, hair loss is associated with diabetes itself and not the medication. 

If that’s the case, your doctor will recommend the best possible way to prevent further hair loss and reverse the damage that has already been done. Make sure you don’t stop or start using any medication without your doctor’s approval. 

What side effects are common with Invokana?

Invokana may not affect your body weight, but it is associated with some side effects. These include (1):

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Increased urination
  • Low blood sugar
  • Yeast infections
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Back pain
  • Increased cholesterol levels

Invokana may also cause rare and serious side effects in some individuals, which should be immediately reported to the prescribing physician. These include:

  • Allergic or hypersensitivity reactions
  • Kidney damage
  • Fungal infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Pancreatitis

It is important to note that not everyone will experience these side effects while taking Invokana and some people may report things that are not mentioned here. People are different and can respond differently to medications. 

Patient-specific factors like age, weight, dosage strength, concomitant use of other medications, any underlying health conditions, and overall genetics can make a difference. 

This is why it’s important to closely monitor your symptoms and report them to your doctor. It is also important to ensure the safe and effective use of medications and to take them exactly as directed by your doctor. 

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