Monday, April 29, 2013

FDA Approves Invokana to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

In continuation of my update on Canagliflozin

We know that, Canagliflozin (Invokana) is drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes developed by Johnson & Johnson. In March 2013,  canagliflozin became the first in a new class of drugs for diabetes treatment to be approved. It is an inhibitor of subtype 2 sodium-glucose transport protein (SGLT2), which is responsible for at least 90% of the glucose reabsorption in the kidney. Blocking this transporter causes blood glucose to be eliminated through the urine..

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