Generic Name: dapagliflozin
Drug Class: sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor
Farxiga (generic name: dapagliflozin) is an oral prescription tablet prescribed for type 2 diabetes mellitus. It lessens the risk of hospitalization due to heart failure among adults with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It can also lessen the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization due to heart failure among adults accompanied by reduced ejection fraction. This medication should be given as an adjunct to proper diet and exercise. This diabetes medication is not intended for type 1 diabetes mellitus or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Have Side Effects of Farxiga
Mild & Common Side Effects:
Severe Side Effects:
-Signs of urinary tract infection
-Signs of kidney problems
-Yeast infection in the vagina or penis
-Low blood sugar
-High blood sugar
Note that this is not a full/complete list of the side effects of Farxiga.
If you experience severe or persistent adverse reactions, discontinue medication and call your doctor or healthcare professional.
Do not take this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to dapagliflozin or any inactive ingredients it contains. Always be watchful for any signs of severe allergic reactions, including trouble breathing, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, hives/itchiness, and skin rashes. Stop taking this oral medication and seek emergency medical help immediately if this occurs.
This medication may be contraindicated for people with a history of low blood pressure, kidney disease or kidney failure, yeast infections, and alcohol abuse. Also, due to possible drug interactions, you should discuss all the prescription medications, nonprescription medications, supplements, and herbal products you are taking.
Dizziness, drowsiness, and blurred vision are among the commonly experienced when the blood sugar is too high or too low. Practice safety caution when doing tasks that need alertness and clear vision.
Restrict your intake of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol can trigger certain adverse effects. It can also increase the risk of low blood sugar or hypoglycemia and high ketone level.
Pregnant and breastfeeding moms must take this oral drug only if extremely necessary. It is necessary to discuss all the possible risks with a healthcare provider. Additionally, pregnancy can either cause or worsen diabetes. Talk to the doctor about changes in the treatment plan.
This is available in Farxiga 5 mg and 10 mg tablets.
Farxiga Mechanism of Action
This SGLT2 inhibitor works by reducing the reabsorption of filtered glucose in the proximal renal tubules. It lessens the renal threshold for glucose, thereby increasing the urinary excretion of glucose. It also lessens sodium reabsorption and expedites the transfer of sodium to the distal tubule.
How to Take Farxiga
Before taking this medication, it is necessary to read the information leaflet or medication guide given by a healthcare professional. You must not take any medication unless you have understood the uses and directions. For further information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
The tablet must be taken by mouth only. This is usually prescribed once a day and preferably taken in the morning. Your Farxiga dosage will depend on your medical condition and response to treatment as assessed by your doctor. Make a dosing schedule. Do not increase or decrease your dose. You should not also take this oral drug more frequently than advised.
Common Questions About Farxiga
1. What is Farxiga used for?
This medication is used to control the blood sugar levels of patients with type 2 diabetes. It also lowers the risk of hospitalization because of heart failure for patients with diabetes and heart disease.
2. Does Farxiga cause kidney damage?
This drug causes urinary excretion of sodium and water, which can lead to dehydration. Severe dehydration may lead to kidney damage or acute kidney failure.
3.Is Farxiga and Jardiance the same?
These medications belong to the same drug class, SGLT2 inhibitor. However, their active drug contents are not similar.
4. Can I take Farxiga and metformin together?
Some doctors prescribe Farxiga and metformin for type 2 diabetes. Combining this medication can lower blood sugar, Hba1c, and weight.
5. Is there a cheaper alternative for Farxiga?
A generic alternative to this diabetes medication is available. You can get the best deals when you purchase from our online pharmacy.
6. Is Farxiga over the counter?
This product is a prescription medication for diabetes. You need to present a valid prescription when purchasing this product from any pharmacy.
What is The Price of Farxiga?
You may check the pricing of this product by clicking here. You can purchase a maximum of three months’ supply based on your prescription.