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Not so critical appraisal of dapagliflozin

Authors Doggrell S

Received 27 May 2014

Accepted for publication 31 May 2014

Published 18 August 2014 Volume 2014:8 Pages 1101—1104

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S68465

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Sheila A Doggrell

School of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

A recent review by Salvo et al published in Patient Preference and Adherence concerned dapagliflozin, and was titled “Patient considerations in the management of type 2 diabetes – critical appraisal of dapagliflozin”.1 Having read the article, I do not consider it to be a critical appraisal of dapagliflozin. Thus, after comparing dapagliflozin with other oral antidiabetic medications, the authors concluded that “Dapagliflozin’s noted blood pressure reduction, weight loss, and low potential to cause hypoglycemia are advantageous, when compared with currently available oral medications”.1 This statement is not supported by the content of the review and/or the literature.
 
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