Friday’s Daily Piece: Stopping SGLT-2 Inhibitors Prior to Surgery

FDA released a new labelling update this week to SGLT-2 inhibitor drug class. Due to the risk of potential ketoacidosis, SGLT-2 inhibitors should be discontinued prior to surgery and reinitiated after surgery once person is able to eat. Specifically, canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin should be discontinued 3 days prior to surgery, and ertugliflozin at least 4 days prior to surgery. For more information, please click below.

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927047?nlid=134562_3901&src=wnl_newsalrt_200319_MSCPEDIT&uac=293412PG&impID=2316419&faf=1

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