There are high number of clear evidence that breastfeeding provides best nutrition that you can give to your baby. It is also evident that lactation is good for mothers health as well. Evolution has designed breastfeeding in a way that it caters all nutritional need of your child. However modern medicine is quite new for evolution, that is why mothers body is not well prepared to filter unnecessary chemical found in medicines. It becomes a necessity to figure out which drug is safe and which drug is dangerous for your newborn while nursing. In this article we will understand function of Invokana | Canagliflozin Tablet and its suitability with breastfeeding.
What is Invokana | Canagliflozin Tablet used for?
INVOKANA® (canagliflozin) is indicated: as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction and nonfatal stroke) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and established cardiovascular disease (CVD). INVOKANA is a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor indicated: as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (1) to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and established cardiovascular disease (1) Limitations of Use: Not for treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus or diabetic ketoacidosis (1) Limitations of Use INVOKANA is not recommended in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus or for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Invokana | Canagliflozin Tablet while breastfeeding safe or not? Can there be any side effects for infant while using it during breastfeeding?
Invokana | Canagliflozin Tablet contains Canagliflozin anhydrous as active ingredients, . We do not have safety rating of Canagliflozin anhydrous but we do have analysis of Canagliflozin anhydrous, which is used in manufacturing of Invokana | Canagliflozin Tablet. You can get a good idea about Invokana | Canagliflozin Tablet usage while breastfeeding by going through our detailed analysis as below.
Invokana | Canagliflozin Tablet Breastfeeding Analsys
Canagliflozin anhydrous while Breastfeeding
CAS Number: 928672-86-0
No information is available on the clinical use of canagliflozin during breastfeeding. Canagliflozin is is an uncharged molecule that is 99% protein bound in plasma, so it is unlikely to pass into breastmilk in clinically important amounts. The manufacturer does not recommend canagliflozin during breastfeeding because of a theoretical risk to the infant's developing kidney. An alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.
What should I do if I am breastfeeding mother and I am already exposed to Invokana | Canagliflozin Tablet?
We are not completely sure about safety of Invokana | Canagliflozin Tablet in breastfeeding. We would suggest you to contact your doctor or health care provider and explain your situation with Invokana | Canagliflozin Tablet. If you observe anything abnormal with your baby please call 911 or contact emergency services in your area.
I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Invokana | Canagliflozin Tablet, is it safe?
If your doctor considers Invokana | Canagliflozin Tablet safe enough to prescribe for you that means its benefits outweigh its known risks.
If I am using Invokana | Canagliflozin Tablet, will my baby need extra monitoring?
Not Sure, Please check with your doctor or lactation consultant.
Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Invokana | Canagliflozin Tablet in breastfeeding?
National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week