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Am I safe to take canaglifozin

Discussion in 'Other Diabetic Medications' started by borderter, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. borderter

    borderter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Am 76 with heart problems and kidneys at 50% also suffer with sore lady bits ,so rally unhappy to start this med .
    The DNS has requested gp to give me this and it sounded okay but looking into it am not at all sure its safe for me and also its 39% lactose and cant drink milk without nausea .Oh please someone tell me all of that is okay
     
  2. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Hi @borderter

    Sorry to hear you’re struggling. You really need to discuss this with your GP/nurse. No-one here can advise on the appropriateness of this medication for you. Hope you’re able to get some answers.
     
  3. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Borderter, as Goonergal suggests, this is a conversation to have with your Doctor.

    Have you read the NICE guidance on Canagliflozin? It mentions renal impairment:

    https://bnf.nice.org.uk/drug/dapagliflozin.html#renalImpairment
     
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    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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