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Does Invokana (Canagliflozin) lower my blood sugar better than Glimepiride (Amaryl)?
MedHead Confidence Score: 5
Amount Saved: $5,900 per year
Glimepiride (Amaryl) is now generic and costs $10 per month, while Invokana costs about $500 per month. There is no real difference in glucose lowering, but there is a difference in your cash lowering!
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