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Ertugliflozin for Type 2 Diabetes
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The FDA has approved the sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor ertugliflozin (Merck) for treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes, both alone (Steglatro) and in fixed-dose combinations with metformin (Segluromet) and sitagliptin (Steglujan). Ertugliflozin is the fourth SGLT2 inhibitor to be approved in the US. All four are available in combination with metformin and three are available in combination with a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor (see Table 3).

SGLT2 INHIBITORS — SGLT2 inhibitors decrease renal glucose reabsorption and increase urinary glucose excretion, reducing fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels. When used as monotherapy or in addition to other drugs, they reduce A1C by 0.5-1%. SGLT2 inhibitors also reduce systolic blood pressure by 3-6 mm Hg and have been associated with an average weight loss of 0.1-4 kg. ... more      

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