Why do I need to take my prescribed medication for diabetes?
Sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SLGT2) inhibitors
SLGT2 inhibitors include drugs such as canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin. SLGT2 inhibitors lower blood glucose by blocking glucose reabsorption in the kidneys.
Urinary tract infections leading to urosepsis and pyelonephritis, as well as genital mycosis, may occur with SGLT2 inhibitors. SGLT2 inhibitors may rarely cause ketoacidosis. Symptoms of ketoacidosis include nausea or vomiting, and non-specific features like tiredness or abdominal discomfort.
Please consult your doctor for any advice on usage of medication to manage diabetes.