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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 4454-4455

Falls and SGLT-2 inhibitors in geriatric patients—A case report

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

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Dr. Tahir Belice
SBU Izmir Bozyaka Educational and Training Hospital, Izmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_852_20

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With this case report, we want to assess the synergistic effect of both a diuretic and an SGLT-2 inhibitor on the fall event of a patient who is 65 years old and has a history of repeated falls before. After we modified the medications appropriately, she has never experienced a fall event again. So as we know, older adults do not take fall events as a pathological condition instead of a normal physiological aging process. So primary-care physicians should question the fall history of an older patient before starting a drug such as SGLT-2 inhibitors, which is known as an agent that has side effects including falls, dehydration, etc.

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