The Invokamet patient assistance program is available to eligible individuals who are unable to afford their Invokamet medication. At NiceRx, we can help you to enroll in the program for $49 per month.* We work directly with your healthcare provider to submit your enrollment application on your behalf. By handling the full enrollment process for you, we can help you get easy and affordable access to the medications you need. If you’re successfully enrolled in the program, we’ll also request prescription refills on your behalf for up to 1 year.
Your monthly Invokamet cost savings if eligible
The Invokamet patient assistance program can provide your medication for free. We simply charge $49 a month per medication to cover the cost of our services. With NiceRx, you’ll only pay $49 to obtain your Invokamet, regardless of the retail price.
Am I eligible for the Invokamet patient assistance program?
To find out if you are eligible for Invokamet assistance you can apply online using our enrollment application. Each pharmaceutical company sets its eligibility criteria and we will review your application individually to determine if you may be eligible. The three main factors to consider are:
- I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
- I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
- I meet certain income eligibility requirements
How do I apply for the Invokamet patient assistance program?
Our application process aims to make it as easy as possible to apply for the Invokamet patient assistance program. The first step is to complete our online enrollment application. We’ll ask you for details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income as this information is required by the pharmaceutical companies. We may be able to help you apply for other patient assistance programs too, so be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking as well as Invokamet.
NiceRx will review your application and determine whether you may be eligible for Invokamet assistance. If so, we’ll handle the full enrollment process for you and prepare all required documents for your healthcare provider to sign. Once you are successfully enrolled in the Invokamet patient assistance program, we’ll help you manage your prescription refills by requesting refills on your behalf throughout your enrollment period. At the end of your enrollment period we’ll contact you for updated information and seek to re-enroll you so you can continue to access affordable Invokamet.
Is NiceRx a Invokamet coupons provider?
NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Invokamet patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Invokamet samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you’ll only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Invokamet coupons, discount cards, or Invokamet copay cards.
Can NiceRx help me get Invokamet if I have insurance?
NiceRx may be able to help you if your insurance company won’t pay for your Invokamet medication. We may also be able to help if you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility. Whether you have insurance or not, apply online using our enrollment application to find out more.
How much is Invokamet with insurance?
The cost of Invokamet will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Invokamet with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.
How much does Invokamet cost without insurance?
Invokamet prices without insurance will vary by retailer, but as a guide, a pack of 60, 50 mg-500 mg Invokamet tablets will cost around $625. With NiceRx you’ll always pay a flat monthly fee of $49.
What is Invokamet?
Invokamet is a prescription medication given to adults with type 2 diabetes to:
- Help lower blood sugar, when used alongside exercise and diet changes
- Reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events, like heart attacks and strokes
- Reduce the risk of worsening of kidney function, end stage kidney disease (ESKD), hospitalization for heart failure, and cardiovascular death
Type 2 diabetes can be treated, and in many cases, cured, usually by combining diabetes medications with lifestyle changes, like eating a healthier diet, exercising more, losing weight, and reducing your blood pressure and cholesterol. If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor may prescribe Invokamet to you as part of a holistic treatment plan.
Invokamet is a non-insulin medication you take by swallowing it as a tablet. It contains two active ingredients that help to lower your blood glucose by making you lose more glucose in your urine, by reducing how much stored glucose your liver releases, by making your cells more sensitive to insulin, and by helping you to eat less.
Invokamet active ingredients
Invokamet contains two active ingredients called canagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride. They work together to help lower your blood glucose and to reduce your risk of complications of type 2 diabetes.
Canagliflozin is a type of drug called an SGLT2 inhibitor. When you take Invokamet, the canagliflozin it contains enters your kidneys. Your kidneys help to recycle glucose from your urine back into your blood, and they do so with the help of a protein called SGLT2. But canagliflozin blocks this SGLT2 protein, stopping it from working. This reduces how much glucose your kidneys recycle back into your blood and increases how much you lose in your urine.
Metformin hydrochloride, usually just called metformin, helps to reduce your blood glucose in three ways. It makes your cells more sensitive to insulin, so they absorb more glucose from your blood. It reduces how much stored glucose your liver releases into your blood. And metformin can also reduce your appetite, limiting how much you eat and how much glucose you take in with each meal.
Invokamet side effects & Invokamet drug interactions
The most common side effects caused by Invokamet include:
- Nausea (feeling sick)
- Vomiting (being sick)
- Weakness and fatigue
- Flatulence (gas)
- An upset stomach
- Changes in urination, including experiencing urgent needs to urinate, urinating more often, in larger amounts, and urinating more at night
In rare instances, Invokamet can cause more serious side effects, such as:
- Severe allergic reactions to the medication that can cause swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, making it difficult to breathe
- Lactic acidosis – a build-up of lactic acid in the blood that can be serious and even fatal
- Necrotizing fasciitis – a serious bacterial infection that causes damage to the tissue under the skin between the anus and genitals (perineum)
- Diabetic ketoacidosis – a condition where high blood sugar causes high levels of ketones to build up in your body
- Serious urinary tract infections
- Very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Falls in vitamin B12 levels that can cause a vitamin B12 deficiency
- An increased risk of lower-limb amputations
- A thinning and weakening of your bones (osteoporosis) that can increase your risk of bone fractures
- Vaginal yeast infections
- Yeast infections of the skin around the penis
Invokamet can interact with other medications. These include:
- Insulin or any other medications for type 2 diabetes
- Any antiviral medications you take to treat an HIV infection, including ritonavir, atazanavir, indinavir, saquinavir, or nelfinavir
- Any antibiotics taken treat bacterial infection, including rifampicin, clarithromycin, or telithromycin,
- Any antifungal medications taken to treat fungal infection, including ketoconazole and itraconazole
- Any anticonvulsant medications taken to reduce the chances of you having seizures, like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, or phenytoin
- Digoxin, taken to treat a range of heart conditions
If you’re unsure if you’re taking any of these, take the packaging of all your medications and supplements to your doctor or pharmacist.
Invokamet warnings & precautions
Don’t take Invokamet if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient canagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Invokamet
- Have severe kidney problems or are on dialysis
- Have diabetic ketoacidosis – a condition where high blood sugar causes high levels of ketones to build up in your body
- Have metabolic acidosis – a serious electrolyte disorder where you have an imbalance in the body’s acid-base balance
- Have type 1 diabetes (Invokamet is for type 2 diabetes only)
- Are under 18 years of age
Talk to your doctor before taking Invokamet if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Invokamet (see the section above)
- Have heart disease or are at risk of heart disease
- Have any other heart problems
- Have mild to moderate kidney problems
- Have any liver problems
- Have or have ever had any problems with your pancreas
- Have a history of urinary tract infections or problems with urinating
- Have ever had blocked or narrowed blood vessels
- Have any damage to the nerves (neuropathy) in your legs
- Have ever had diabetic foot ulcers or sores
- Have ever had an amputation
- Are about to have surgery
- Are due to have an injection of dye or contrast agents for an X-ray
- Drink alcohol often or binge drink
- Have low levels of vitamin B12 or calcium in your blood
- Are on a low sodium diet
- Are eating less than usual or have recently changed your diet
- Are over 65 years of age
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
- Are premenopausal (before the “change of life”), and don’t have regular menstrual periods or have menstrual periods at all
*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking down the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program.
Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as NiceRx assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.
**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (“Refund”).
To receive a refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 866-407-0777, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.