Steglatro (Ertugliflozin) is an oral diabetes medication that helps control blood sugar levels. Ertugliflozin works by helping the kidneys get rid of glucose from your bloodstream. It is combined with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Steglatro belongs to a group of drugs called sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. Ertugliflozin works by increasing the removal of sugar by your kidneys. You may be able to prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs and sexual function problems by controlling high blood sugar.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Steglatro from Canada and Australia manufactured by Merck. There is no generic available for this medication. Steglatro is available in the strength of 5 mg and 15 mg tablets.
The common side effects of Steglatro may include dizziness, frequent urination and lightheadedness.
Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Nausea or vomiting;
• Signs of kidney problems;
• Signs of urinary tract infection;
• Stomach or abdominal pain;
• Trouble breathing;
• Unusual tiredness
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Steglatro if you are allergic to Ertugliflozin or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medication. You may have blurred vision; feel dizzy or drowsy due to extremely low or high blood sugar. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcohol your alcohol intake while taking this medication because it can increase your risk of low blood sugar and a high ketone level. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. Pregnancy may cause or worsen diabetes. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.