Farxiga(Dapagliflozin Propanediol, Dapagliflozin)
Marketed as Forxiga in United Kingdom
Marketed as Forxiga in Canada
Marketed as Forxiga in India
Marketed as Forxiga in India
Please Note: Manufactured by Bristol Myers Squibb in Italy.
Marketed as Forxiga in United Kingdom
Marketed as Forxiga in Canada
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Farxiga Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is a serious condition caused by problems with the metabolization of sugar. Type 2 diabetes usually starts in adulthood and manifests as a resistance to insulin, the hormone which regulates blood glucose levels. Some patients with Type 2 diabetes are able to produce insulin but in insufficient amounts.
Diabetes symptoms can be managed with a combination of medication, diet, and exercise. Patients should follow a strict treatment regime to prevent long-term complications like heart and blood vessel disease, nerve damage (especially in the feet, kidney and eye damage), skin conditions, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Marketed Internationally as Forxiga
In some countries, Farxiga is sold under the brand name Forxiga.
Farxiga Active Ingredient
Farxiga contains the active ingredient dapagliflozin, which increases the removal of sugar from the kidneys.
Generic Farxiga Alternative
Generic alternatives to Farxiga are not yet available on this website.
General Drug Information
What is Farxiga and What Is It Used For?
Farxiga is prescribed to patients with Type 2 diabetes to help control blood sugar. Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels assists in preventing diabetic complications, including: kidney damage, nerve damage, blindness, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems.
Proper control of blood sugar levels also reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Farxiga works best when paired with a specific diet and exercise program.
Usage and Application
Patients who plan on buying Farxiga or its generic alternatives online should read the medication guide prescribed by their doctor or pharmacist. Discuss the full list of prescription medications and supplements you are taking with your doctor, before starting treatment with Farxiga.
Farxiga and its generic alternatives should be taken exactly as prescribed by a patient’s doctor. The dosage is dependent on the patient’s condition and response to treatment.
Most patients are directed to take the medication once a day, usually in the morning. Take the medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from the treatment. To help you remember, take Farxiga at the same time each day.
Tell your doctor if your blood sugar levels remain high or increase.
Considerations Before Taking Farxiga
Patients who shop for Farxiga online, may encounter the medicine under its generic name dapagliflozin.
Before starting treatment, discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to Farxiga or its ingredients.
It is vital to discuss your medical history, especially relating to dehydration,low blood pressure, kidney disease, and bladder cancer. Your treating physician should be informed about any history of heart failure, as well as frequent yeast infections of the vagina or penis.
Some patients may experience extremely low or high blood sugar levels, manifesting in symptoms like blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness. Do not drive, use machinery, or perform activities which require alertness until you are in condition to perform them safely. Limit alcohol consumption, as it can decrease low blood sugar and increase ketone levels.
When experiencing physical stress (fever, infection, injury, or surgery), you may find it harder to control blood sugar levels. These conditions may reduce your appetite, thus increasing the risk of high ketone levels. Your doctor may recommend a change in your treatment plan, medication, or the testing protocol for blood sugar and/or ketone levels.
Patients preparing for surgery or certain dental procedures should inform their doctor or dentist about all medicines, supplements and herbal products they are taking.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Farxiga, especially dizziness, fainting, dehydration, and kidney disease.
During pregnancy, Farxiga should only be used when clearly needed. Women should discuss the risks and benefits with their doctor.
Pregnancy may cause or worsen diabetes. Therefore, diabetic patients should discuss a plan to manage pregnancy blood sugar levels with their doctor. Some patients may need to have their diabetes treatment changed during their pregnancy.
It is unknown whether Farxiga passes into breast milk. Nursing mothers should consult their doctor before breastfeeding
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose of Farxiga should take it as soon as they remember. If this happens near the time for the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up the dose in order to catch up.
Other Medications and Farxiga
Drug interactions may change the way Farxiga workw, increasing the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking Farxiga unless directed to by their physician.
Some beta blocker medications may prevent patients from experiencing tell-tale symptoms of low blood sugar like fast or pounding heartbeat, dizziness, hunger, and sweating. These can include include the blood pressure medications containing metoprolol and propranolol (e.g. Inderal), as well as glaucoma eye drops like timolol.
Many drugs have the potential to affect blood sugar. Before starting any new treatments or changing their existing medication, patients need to discuss possible effects with their doctor or pharmacist. It is important to check blood sugar levels regularly and share these results with their treating physician.
Patients undergoing urine tests for glucose will show positive readings. Patients should inform laboratory personnel know that they use Farxiga.
This document does not contain a full list of all possible interactions. Please consult with your physician before buying Farxiga or any of its generic alternatives online.
Most patients are able to take Farxiga safely without serious side effects.
Some patients may experience frequent urination, dizziness, and lightheadedness. Patients should alert their doctor in the event these symptoms persist.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Patients should monitor for serious side effects like urinary tract infections. Symptoms can include pink or bloody urine, frequent urination, and pain and/or burning while urinating. Painful urination and pink or bloody urine may also be signs of bladder cancer. This form of cancer may or may not be caused by dapagliflozin. Patients should immediately report their symptoms to the acting physician.
Be sure to monitor for signs of kidney problems like changes in urine production and the swelling of the legs and/or feet.
Seek medical help in the event of very serious side effects like unusual tiredness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and trouble breathing.
Farxiga may cause dehydration, which can lead to serious kidney damage. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, and inform your doctor or pharmacist if you cannot drink fluids as usual, or are losing fluid due to vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating. Be sure to monitor for signs of dehydration: urinating less than usual, thirst and unusually dry mouth, fast heartbeat, dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting.
Farxiga may cause yeast infections of the vagina or penis. Signs of yeast infection in the vagina include unusual vaginal discharge, burning, itching, and odor. Yeast infections of the penis manifest in symptoms like redness, itching, swelling, and unusual discharge.
Farxiga users are more likely to get a yeast infection if they have had yeast infections in the genital area before. Uncircumcised men are also at an increased risk of yeast infection. Patients may be directed to use nonprescription antifungal products.
Risks of Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia
Farxiga and its generic alternatives do not usually cause low blood sugar (also known as hypoglycemia). However, this may occur if Farxiga is taken with other diabetes medications.
Those who do not eat enough or exercise too strenuously may also experience hypoglycemia. Patients who experience low blood sugar levels may need to adjust their Farxiga dosage as directed by their doctor.
Hypoglycemia symptoms include sudden sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling in the hands and feet. Patients are advised to carry glucose tablets or gels so they can raise blood sugar quickly.
Eating table sugar, honey or candy, or drinking fruit juice or non-diet sodas can produce a similar effect. Patients should discuss such reactions with their treating physician.
To maintain steady blood sugar levels, patients are advised to eat regularly. It is important not to skip meals.
Avoid high blood sugar (known as hyperglycemia). Symptoms can include increased thirst, increased urination, confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, and fruity breath odor. Patients who experience these symptoms regularly may need to have their medication dosage adjusted.
Serious allergic reactions to Farxiga are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergy symptoms such as rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. For a full list, consult your physician or pharmacist.
How to Store Farxiga
Farxiga should be stored at room temperature, away from light or moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should not be poured down drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
Although Farxiga coupons are available with other online pharmacies, customers will find that UDS prices are often much lower.
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