New SGLT-2 Inhibitor – Ertugliflozin
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ertugliflozin (Steglatro), a new SGLT-2 Inhibitor to treat adults with type 2 diabetes. Also approved are two new combination medications with ertugliflozin. These include Segluromet (ertugliflozin plus metformin) and Steglujan (ertugliflozin plus sitagliptin). See box below for available combination doses (in mgs).
Dosing range: 5 -15 mg daily. Monitor GFR before starting. Don’t start med if GFR is less than 60 and stop if GFR is less than 30.
Considerations: Ertugliflozin has the same warnings as other SGLT-2s: Watch for hypotension, UTI’s, increased urination, genital infections, ketoacidosis.
Benefits: no hypoglyecmia or weight gain.
Lowers A1c 1.0% – 2.0%. Lowers wt 1-3 lbs.
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Medication Update Webinar – Feb 19, 2018 11:30 to 1pm (PST)
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