What is it about?

Genital infections are a frequent side effect of SGLT2 inhibitors, which are drugs used for type 2 diabetes. This study explores the characteristics of patients using SGLT2 inhibitors which are associated with a higher risk of genital infections. Smokers taking SGLT2 inhibitors have a considerably higher risk of genital infections than non-smokers.

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Why is it important?

The identification of people at higher risk of side effects helps physicians in selecting the most appropriate drug for each patient.

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This page is a summary of: Cigarette Smoking as a Predictor of Sodium–Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitor–Associated Genital Infections: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Diabetes Care, April 2021, American Diabetes Association,
DOI: 10.2337/dc21-0308.
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