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Empagliflozin and infection prevention

Discussion in 'Other Diabetic Medications' started by Bo_Boughasky, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Bo_Boughasky

    Bo_Boughasky · Newbie

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    Hi, I just started on that and I'm warned by my GP that it can produce a lot of fungal infections of penis glans. As far as I know best prevention is washing after peeing, every time, then drying thoroughly, but what do I do if I have to pee in a place where I don't have facilities to wash afterwards? Does anybody have any tips, any wet wipes to carry with me?
     
  2. Lovodale

    Lovodale Type 2 · Member

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    I was put on canigliflozin just over a year ago and had to be taken off it because my prostate seized up. I have an enlarged prostate which need treatment beyond pull medication but that seems unavailable. Recently I was put on Empaglifozin and the same thing happened. I now no longer trust the nurse to know what is right for me. With a healthy prostate it may have been a good drug, but with a dicky prostate it’s not for me. In desperation, because my BG is elevated, I am going to insist on a referral to an endocrinologist which is what happens automatically in numerous countries. Only the when I believe that my Type II might relieve proper treatment. My practice diabetic nurse had nor even heard of Diabetes.Co.uk. At my wits end here
     
  3. TrevorFisher

    TrevorFisher Type 2 · Member

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    I’ve been on empaglilozin for 1 year, I was told just to make sure I drink plenty, which I do. Have had no problem with fungal infection or prostate.
    My bg numbers are much lower than they used to be.
    This is as well as sticking to a low carb diet.
     
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