There are several different tablets in the SGLT2 group.
SGLT2 Inhibitors work in the following ways:
- Reducing the amount of glucose being absorbed in the kidneys so that it is passed out in the urine.
- Reducing the amount of glucose in your blood.
Medications in the SGLT2 inhibitor family
|Generic name||Brand name|
|Dapagliflozin||Forxiga® (with metformin Xigduo®)|
|Canagliflozin||Invokana® (with metformin Vokanamet®)|
|Empagliflozin||Jardiance® (with metformin Synjardy®)|
All are taken once a day. Because of the way they work, your urine will test positive for glucose while you are on this medication. How effective it is depends on your kidney function. There is a risk of genital infections and urinary tract infections.