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What are the side effects of SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes?

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SGLT2 inhibitors include canagliflozin (Invokana), dapagliflozin (Farxiga) and empagliflozin (Jardiance).

They work in the kidneys and remove extra sugar from your blood through urine. However, these drugs also raise your chances of having urinary tract and yeast infections. They may also cause low blood sugar.

SOURCES:

Norman Tomaka, PharmD, media liaison, American Pharmacists Association.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Insulin, Medicines & Other Diabetes Treatments."

FDA: "Drug Interactions: What You Should Know," "Humalog: Highlights of Prescribing Information."

Mayo Clinic: "Type 2 Diabetes."

Joslin Diabetes Center: "Oral Diabetes Medications Summary Chart."

American Diabetes Association: "What Are My Options?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Oral Diabetes Medications."

Joslin Diabetes Center: "Sulfonylurea Agents: Oral Hypoglycemic Agents."

Archives of Medical Science : "Sulfonylureas and Their Use in Clinical Practice."

Expert Opinion on Drug Safety : "How Safe Is the Use of Thiazolidinediones in Clinical Practice?"

Diabetes Spectrum : "Drug Interactions of Medications Commonly Used in Diabetes."

Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism : "Clinical and Pharmacologically Relevant Interactions of Antidiabetic Drugs."

Southern Medical Journal : "Medication Update."

Pharmacy & Therapeutics : "Sodium-Glucose Linked Transporter 2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors in the Management of Type-2 Diabetes: A Drug Class Overview."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 22, 2019

SOURCES:

Norman Tomaka, PharmD, media liaison, American Pharmacists Association.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Insulin, Medicines & Other Diabetes Treatments."

FDA: "Drug Interactions: What You Should Know," "Humalog: Highlights of Prescribing Information."

Mayo Clinic: "Type 2 Diabetes."

Joslin Diabetes Center: "Oral Diabetes Medications Summary Chart."

American Diabetes Association: "What Are My Options?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Oral Diabetes Medications."

Joslin Diabetes Center: "Sulfonylurea Agents: Oral Hypoglycemic Agents."

Archives of Medical Science : "Sulfonylureas and Their Use in Clinical Practice."

Expert Opinion on Drug Safety : "How Safe Is the Use of Thiazolidinediones in Clinical Practice?"

Diabetes Spectrum : "Drug Interactions of Medications Commonly Used in Diabetes."

Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism : "Clinical and Pharmacologically Relevant Interactions of Antidiabetic Drugs."

Southern Medical Journal : "Medication Update."

Pharmacy & Therapeutics : "Sodium-Glucose Linked Transporter 2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors in the Management of Type-2 Diabetes: A Drug Class Overview."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on June 22, 2019

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