canagliflozin

noun

can·​a·​gli·​flo·​zin ˌka-nə-glə-ˈflō-zən How to pronounce canagliflozin (audio)
: a drug C24H25FO5S·¹/₂H2O that lowers blood sugar by reducing the reabsorption of glucose from the kidneys and is taken orally to treat type 2 diabetes

Note: Canagliflozin is marketed under the trademark Invokana and when used in combination with metformin, under the trademark Invokamet.

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“Canagliflozin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/canagliflozin. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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