Helping Patients Afford INVOKANA®
Affordability Support for Patients Using Commercial or Private Insurance
Janssen CarePath Savings Program for INVOKANA®
Eligible patients using commercial or private insurance can save on out-of-pocket costs for INVOKANA®. Depending on the health insurance plan, savings may apply toward co-pay, co-insurance, or deductible. Eligible commercial patients pay $0 per month for INVOKANA®, subject to monthly program benefit limits. There is no limit to this benefit for the first month of treatment, and then $200 limit for each month thereafter. There is a $3,000 maximum program benefit per calendar year. Not valid for patients using Medicare, Medicaid, or other government-funded programs to pay for their medications. Terms expire at the end of each calendar year and may change. There is no income requirement. See full eligibility requirements.
We provide cost support directly to patients through the Janssen CarePath Savings Program. This benefit is intended to help eligible patients afford their out-of-pocket obligations as set by their health plans. The cost support is meant solely for patients—not health plans and/or their partners. If your patients are having any difficulty accessing cost support through the Janssen CarePath Savings Program, please have them contact us at 877-INVOKANA (877-468-6526).
Call Janssen CarePath at 877-CarePath (877-227-3728) to learn more.
Two ways to help get your patients started:
If you only want to check your patients' eligibility and enroll them in the Janssen CarePath Savings Program for INVOKANA®, click here for the Express Enrollment Site. There is a "Print a Card" feature to provide the patient with a Savings Program card.
In the Janssen CarePath Provider Portal, you can enroll your eligible patients in the Janssen CarePath Savings Program, print a Savings Program card, review your patients' available benefits, review their Savings Program transactions with the patient's permission, and receive timely alerts and program updates. You can also request and review benefits investigations, and request prior authorization or appeals support.
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Patients can also create their own Janssen CarePath account where they can enroll in the Janssen CarePath Savings Program, learn about their insurance coverage for INVOKANA®, and sign up for personalized treatment reminders. Encourage your patient to sign up today at MyJanssenCarePath.com.
If your patient's pharmacy is unable to process their Savings Program card, your patient can complete, sign and return the rebate form, with the required proof of purchase, to receive a rebate check from the Janssen CarePath Savings Program. Click here to get the rebate form for your patient. Your patient can also request a rebate online in their Janssen CarePath account.
Support for Patients Using Government-Funded Healthcare Programs or Patients without Insurance Coverage
- Call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at 877-CarePath (877-227-3728) or click here for more information on affordability programs that may be available.
Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (JJPAF)
The Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (JJPAF) is an independent, nonprofit organization. JJPAF gives eligible patients free prescription medicines donated by Johnson & Johnson companies. Patients may be eligible if they don't have insurance, if their medicine is not covered by insurance, or if they have Medicare coverage and can't pay for their medicine.
Do you have patients who may need help? They can see if they are eligible and get an application at JJPAF.org or call 800-652-6227 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET).
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)
- to reduce the risk of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), doubling of serum creatinine, cardiovascular (CV) death, and hospitalization for heart failure in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic nephropathy with albuminuria greater than 300 mg/day
Limitations of Use
INVOKANA® is not recommended in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. It may increase the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis in these patients.
INVOKANA® is not recommended for use to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus with an eGFR less than 30 mL/min/1.73 m2. INVOKANA® is likely to be ineffective in this setting based upon its mechanism of action.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
- Serious hypersensitivity reaction to INVOKANA®, such as anaphylaxis or angioedema
- Patients on dialysis
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Lower-Limb Amputation: An increased risk of lower-limb amputations associated with INVOKANA® use versus placebo was observed in CANVAS (5.9 vs 2.8 events per 1000 patient-years) and CANVAS-R (7.5 vs 4.2 events per 1000 patient-years), two randomized, placebo-controlled trials evaluating patients with type 2 diabetes who had either established cardiovascular disease or were at risk for cardiovascular disease. The risk of lower-limb amputations was observed at both the 100-mg and 300-mg once-daily dosage regimens.
Amputations of the toe and midfoot (99 out of 140 patients with amputations receiving INVOKANA® in the two trials) were the most frequent; however, amputations involving the leg, below and above the knee, were also observed (41 out of 140 patients with amputations receiving INVOKANA® in the two trials). Some patients had multiple amputations, some involving both lower limbs.
Lower-limb infections, gangrene, and diabetic foot ulcers were the most common precipitating medical events leading to the need for an amputation. The risk of amputation was highest in patients with a baseline history of prior amputation, peripheral vascular disease, and neuropathy.
Before initiating INVOKANA®, consider factors in the patient history that may predispose to the need for amputations, such as a history of prior amputation, peripheral vascular disease, neuropathy, and diabetic foot ulcers. Counsel patients about the importance of routine preventative foot care. Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of infection (including osteomyelitis), new pain or tenderness, sores, or ulcers involving the lower limbs, and discontinue if these complications occur.
- Volume Depletion: INVOKANA® can cause intravascular volume contraction, which may sometimes manifest as symptomatic hypotension or acute transient changes in creatinine. There have been postmarketing reports of acute kidney injury which are likely related to volume depletion, some requiring hospitalizations and dialysis, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus receiving SGLT2 inhibitors, including INVOKANA®. Patients with impaired renal function (eGFR less than 60 mL/min/1.73 m2), elderly patients, or patients on loop diuretics may be at increased risk for volume depletion or hypotension. Before initiating INVOKANA® in patients with one or more of these characteristics, assess and correct volume status. Monitor for signs and symptoms of volume depletion after initiating therapy.
- Ketoacidosis: Ketoacidosis, a serious life-threatening condition requiring urgent hospitalization, has been identified in patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus receiving SGLT2 inhibitors, including INVOKANA®. In placebo-controlled trials of patients with type 1 diabetes, the risk of ketoacidosis was increased in patients who received SGLT2 inhibitors compared to patients who received placebo. The risk of ketoacidosis may be greater with higher doses. Fatal cases of ketoacidosis have been reported in patients taking INVOKANA®. Before initiating INVOKANA®, consider factors in patient history that may predispose to ketoacidosis. For patients who undergo scheduled surgery, consider temporarily discontinuing INVOKANA® for at least 3 days prior to surgery. Monitor for ketoacidosis and temporarily discontinue in other clinical situations known to predispose to ketoacidosis. Ensure risk factors for ketoacidosis are resolved prior to restarting therapy. Educate patients on the signs and symptoms of ketoacidosis and instruct patients to discontinue INVOKANA® and seek medical attention immediately if signs and symptoms occur.
- Urosepsis and Pyelonephritis: Serious urinary tract infections, including urosepsis and pyelonephritis, requiring hospitalization have been reported in patients receiving SGLT2 inhibitors, including INVOKANA®. Treatment with SGLT2 inhibitors increases this risk. Evaluate for signs and symptoms and treat promptly.
- Hypoglycemia With Concomitant Use With Insulin and Insulin Secretagogues: Insulin and insulin secretagogues are known to cause hypoglycemia. INVOKANA® may increase the risk of hypoglycemia when combined with insulin or an insulin secretagogue. Therefore, a lower dose of insulin or insulin secretagogue may be required to minimize the risk of hypoglycemia when used in combination with INVOKANA®.
- Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Perineum (Fournier’s Gangrene): Necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum, a rare but serious and life-threatening necrotizing infection requiring urgent surgical intervention, has been identified in postmarketing surveillance in female and male patients with diabetes mellitus receiving SGLT2 inhibitors, including INVOKANA®. Serious outcomes have included hospitalization, multiple surgeries, and death. If suspected, start treatment immediately with broad-spectrum antibiotics and, if necessary, surgical debridement. Discontinue INVOKANA®.
- Genital Mycotic Infections: INVOKANA® increases risk of genital mycotic infections, especially in uncircumcised males or patients with prior infections. Monitor and treat appropriately.
- Hypersensitivity Reactions: Hypersensitivity reactions, including angioedema and anaphylaxis, were reported with INVOKANA®; these reactions generally occurred within hours to days after initiation. If reactions occur, discontinue INVOKANA®, treat, and monitor until signs and symptoms resolve.
- Bone Fracture: Increased risk of bone fracture, occurring as early as 12 weeks after treatment initiation, was observed in patients using INVOKANA®. Prior to initiation, consider factors that contribute to fracture risk.
UGT Enzyme Inducers: Co-administration with rifampin lowered INVOKANA® exposure, which may reduce the efficacy of INVOKANA®. For patients with eGFR ≥60 mL/min/1.73 m2, if an inducer of UGTs (eg, rifampin, phenytoin, phenobarbital, ritonavir) is co-administered with INVOKANA®, increase the dose to 200 mg (taken as two 100 mg tablets) once daily in patients currently tolerating INVOKANA® 100 mg. The dose may be increased to 300 mg once daily in patients currently tolerating INVOKANA® 200 mg and who require additional glycemic control.
For patients with eGFR <60 mL/min/1.73 m2, if an inducer of UGTs is co-administered with INVOKANA®, increase the dose to 200 mg (taken as two 100 mg tablets) once daily in patients currently tolerating INVOKANA® 100 mg. Consider adding another antihyperglycemic agent in patients who require additional glycemic control.
- Digoxin: There was an increase in the AUC and mean peak drug concentration of digoxin when co-administered with INVOKANA® 300 mg. Monitor appropriately.
- Positive Urine Glucose Test: Monitoring glycemic control with urine glucose tests is not recommended in patients taking SGLT2 inhibitors. Use alternative methods to monitor glycemic control.
- Interference With 1,5-Anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG) Assay: Monitoring glycemic control with 1,5-AG assay is not recommended in patients taking SGLT2 inhibitors. Use alternative methods to monitor glycemic control.
USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
- Pregnancy: INVOKANA® is not recommended in pregnant women, especially during the second and third trimesters.
- Lactation: INVOKANA® is not recommended while breastfeeding.
- Pediatric Use: Safety and effectiveness in patients <18 years of age have not been established.
- Geriatric Use: Patients ≥65 years had a higher incidence of adverse reactions related to reduced intravascular volume, particularly with the 300-mg dose; more prominent increase in the incidence was seen in patients who were ≥75 years. Smaller reductions in HbA1c relative to placebo were seen in patients ≥65 years.
- Renal Impairment: The efficacy and safety of INVOKANA® for glycemic control were evaluated in a trial that included patients with moderate renal impairment (eGFR 30 to <50 mL/min/1.73 m2). These patients had less overall glycemic efficacy, and patients treated with 300 mg per day had increases in serum potassium, which were transient and similar by the end of the study. Patients with renal impairment using INVOKANA® for glycemic control may be more likely to experience hypotension and may be at a higher risk for acute kidney injury. INVOKANA® is contraindicated in patients with ESKD on dialysis.
- Hepatic Impairment: INVOKANA® has not been studied in patients with severe hepatic impairment and is not recommended in this population.
- In the event of an overdose, contact the Poison Control Center and employ the usual supportive measures.
- The most common adverse reactions associated with INVOKANA® (5% or greater incidence) were female genital mycotic infections, urinary tract infections, and increased urination.
Canagliflozin is licensed from Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation.