Kia ora team, a reminder that Empagliflozin (Jardiance) and Vildagliptin (Galvus) used for diabetes management come in a combined dose with Metformin called Jardimet and Galvumet. If your patient is taking one of the combination options, it is a very rare instance that they would need additional metformin as well. Remember that a dose above 2 gms per day of Metformin increases the rate of side effects with little improvement in HbA1c.
There have been a number of prescribing errors picked up over the last few months.
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