If you are taking one of the following medications then this information is very important:
Dapagliflozin, Empaglifozin or Canagliflozin.
These tablets belong to a group of medicines called SGLT2’s . They can increase your risk of a rare side effect known as diabetic ketoacidosis.
Please look at the following links for information and care if you are unwell.
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a rare but serious condition. You have been given this
It is important to note that if you are very unwell you should STOP your SGLT2 (flozin) medication and metformin. Never stop insulin
We will also be prescribing some urine sticks that can be used to check for ketones if you are unwell. Please collect these from your usual pharmacy/dispensary.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the diabetic team.