Nice | Empagliflozin in Type 2 Diabetes

This is a new guideline from Nice. Empagliflozin is a selective sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor, which blocks glucose reabsorption in the kidneys and so causes increased urinary excretion. For other SGLT-2 inhibitors have been approved by NICE, see my posts about Dapagliflozin and Canagliflozin.

Empagliflozin can be used in Type 2 Diabetes:

  • as a 2nd drug in combination withmetformin if they
    • can not take sulphonylureas.
    • are at significant risk of hypoglycaemia or its consequences.
  • as a 3rd drug with metformin and either a sulphonylurea or a thiazolinedione.
  • in combination with insulin with or without other drugs.

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