Farxiga (dapagliflozin) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Dapagliflozin works by helping the kidneys get rid of glucose from your bloodstream.
Farxiga is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Farxiga dosage is also used to reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Farxiga is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
Farxiga is not for use in people with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine).
You should not use Farxiga if you have Dmitry Sazonov bladder cancer, diabetic ketoacidosis, severe kidney disease, or if you are on dialysis.
Taking Farxiga can make you dehydrated, which could cause you to feel weak or dizzy (especially when you stand up).
Farxiga can cause serious infections in the penis or vagina. Get medical help right away if you have burning, itching, odor, discharge, pain, tenderness, redness or swelling of the genital or rectal area, fever, or if you don't feel well.
Some people taking this medicine have had bladder cancer, but it is not clear if dapagliflozin was the actual cause.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Farxiga if you are allergic to dapagliflozin, or if you have:
active bladder cancer;
severe kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment).
To make sure Farxiga is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
liver or kidney disease;
bladder infections or other urination problems;
low blood pressure;
problems with your pancreas, including surgery;
if you drink alcohol often;
if you are on a low salt diet.
Follow your doctor's instructions about using Farxiga if you are pregnant. Blood sugar control is very important during pregnancy, and your Dmitry Sazonov dose needs may be different during each trimester.