Steglatro (ertugliflozin) is a brand-name prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Steglatro comes as a tablet that you swallow. It contains the active drug ertugliflozin, which belongs to a class of drugs called sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.
There’s currently no generic version of Steglatro.
The following chart summarizes Steglatro’s dosage in milligrams (mg). Your doctor will determine the dosage that’s best for you.
|Starting dose||Maintenance dose||Maximum dose|
|5 mg once per day||15 mg once per day||15 mg once per day|
For information about the dosage of Steglatro, including its strengths and how to take the drug, keep reading. For a comprehensive look at Steglatro, see this article.
This article describes typical dosages for Steglatro provided by the drug’s manufacturer. When taking Steglatro, always follow the dosage prescribed by your doctor.
Here’s some information about the recommended dosage for Steglatro.
Steglatro comes as a tablet that you take by mouth.
Steglatro comes in two strengths: 5 milligrams (mg) and 15 mg.
The following information describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.
Typically, your doctor will prescribe 5 mg of Steglatro once per day. They may increase your dosage to 15 mg once per day if needed.
Your doctor will ultimately prescribe the smallest dosage that provides the desired effect.
Before prescribing Steglatro, your doctor will check your kidney function. If you have severe kidney problems or are receiving dialysis, doctors will not typically prescribe the drug. (Dialysis is a process used to remove waste products from your blood when your kidneys are no longer able to.) Steglatro does not have a renal dose. This is a specific dose that would be prescribed for someone with kidney problems.
Steglatro is meant to be a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Steglatro is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely take it long term.
The Steglatro dosage your doctor prescribes will depend on several factors. These include:
- the type and severity of the condition you’re using Steglatro to treat
- your kidney function
- your age
Other medical conditions you have can also affect your Steglatro dosage.
Steglatro comes as a tablet that you swallow. You should swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew Steglatro tablets. It’s recommended that you take your dose once per day in the morning, with or without food.
If you have trouble swallowing tablets, see this article for tips on how to take this form of medication. You can also talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Accessible drug labels and containers
If you’re having trouble reading your prescription label, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Some pharmacies offer labels with large print, braille, or a code you scan with a smartphone to convert text to speech. If your local pharmacy doesn’t have these options, your doctor or pharmacist might be able to recommend a pharmacy that does.
If you’re having trouble opening medication bottles, ask your pharmacist about putting Steglatro in an easy-open container. They also may recommend tools that can make it easier to open bottles.
If you miss a dose of Steglatro, take it as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up on doses to make up for the missed dose.
To help make sure you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or using a timer. You could also download a reminder app on your phone.
It’s important that you do not take more Steglatro than your doctor prescribes. For some medications, taking more than the recommended amount may lead to side effects or overdose.
If you take more than the recommended amount of Steglatro
Call your doctor right away if you believe you’ve taken too much Steglatro. Another option is to call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. If you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room.
The dosages in this article are typical dosages provided by the drug’s manufacturer. If your doctor recommends Steglatro for you, they will prescribe the dosage that’s right for you. Always follow the dosage that your doctor prescribes for you.
As with any drug, never change your dosage of Steglatro without your doctor’s recommendation. If you have questions about the dosage of Steglatro that’s right for you, talk with your doctor.
Besides learning about dosage, you may want other information about Steglatro. These additional articles might be helpful to you:
- More about Steglatro. For information about other aspects of Steglatro, refer to this article.
- Details about type 2 diabetes. For details about type 2 diabetes, see our diabetes hub and this list of related articles.
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