1 Guidance

1 Guidance

1.1 Canagliflozin in a dual therapy regimen in combination with metformin is recommended as an option for treating type 2 diabetes, only if:

  • a sulfonylurea is contraindicated or not tolerated or

  • the person is at significant risk of hypoglycaemia or its consequences.

1.2 Canagliflozin in a triple therapy regimen is recommended as an option for treating type 2 diabetes in combination with:

  • metformin and a sulfonylurea or

  • metformin and a thiazolidinedione.

1.3 Canagliflozin in combination with insulin with or without other antidiabetic drugs is recommended as an option for treating type 2 diabetes.

1.4 People currently receiving treatment initiated within the NHS with canagliflozin that is not recommended for them by NICE in this guidance should be able to continue treatment until they and their NHS clinician consider it appropriate to stop.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)