Review of diabetes medicines called SGLT2 inhibitors

The Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has started a review of canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin, which are medicines known as SGLT2 inhibitors used to treat type 2 diabetes. The aim of the review is to evaluate the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis with these medicines. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious condition that usually develops in people with type 1 diabetes when insulin levels are too low.

 

Posted on the EMA website on 12 June 2015