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Canagliflozin (Invokana) or dapagliflozin (Forxiga) or empagliflozin (Jardiance), on their own, are recommended as treatment for type 2 diabetes only if:
blood glucose levels can't be managed by diet and exercise alone
you cannot take drugs called metformin
your doctor thinks that drugs called pioglitazone, or a type of drug called sulfonylureas, are not the right choices of treatment
a type of drug called DPP‑4 inhibitors is the only other appropriate choice of treatment.
Canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin should be available on the NHS within 3 months of the guidance being issued.
If you are not eligible for treatment as described above you should be able to continue taking canagliflozin, dapagliflozin or empagliflozin until you and your doctor decide it is the right time to stop.