Effectiveness and safety of dapagliflozin in real-life patients: data from the DAPA-RWE Spanish multicentre study
Background: This study aims to evaluate dapagliflozin in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in clinical practice in Spain.
Methods: This is a retrospective study including adults with T2D under stable antidiabetic therapy, with either dapagliflozin or sitagliptin ≥6 months, before inclusion. Data about the effectiveness and safety of dapagliflozin are presented.
Results: A total of 594 patients (61.8±9.9 years, 21.7% cardiovascular disease) were included. After 6 months, HbA1c, weight, blood pressure, urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio and uric acid significantly decreased (1.63%, 2.88 kg, 4.82/2.70 mmHg, −17.38 mg/g and −0.30 mg/dL, respectively), whereas glomerular filtration rate and haematocrit significantly increased (3.72 mL/min/1.73 m2 and 1.8%, respectively). No cases of hypoglycaemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, Fournier gangrene, fractures or amputations were reported.
Conclusion: Thus, dapagliflozin provides a comprehensive cardiometabolic protection in patients with T2D.