What is Forxiga (Dapagliflozin) used for?
Forxiga contains Dapagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor. Forxiga is a treatment for type 2 diabetes. It should be used with exercise and dietary changes for best results. It reduces the amount of sugar absorbed by the body. It also increases the amount of sugar that leaves the body in the urine.
How should I use Forxiga (Dapagliflozin)?
Usually you will start with a dosage of 5mg of Dapagliflozin daily, however this may be increased. Your doctor will advise you which dosage you require and how to take your tablets.
Forxiga (Dapagliflozin) can be taken with or without food. It is usually taken in the morning.
What are the side effects of Forxiga (Dapagliflozin)?
The most common side effects reported with Forxiga (Dapagliflozin) are a runny nose and/or sore throat. You may also experience dizziness and light-headedness. If you notice any other side effects, contact your doctor.
If you find Dapagliflozin is causing dizziness, light-headedness, or fainting ou may need to discuss this with your doctor. Some of these effects can be minimalized by sitting up or standing slowly. These effects can be made even worse by alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever. Do not drive or operate machinery until you find how you react to Dapagliflozin.
Changes to diet and exercise may be required to get the best results from Dapagliflozin.
Dehydration can prevent Dapagliflozin from working properly. Be sure to maintain an adequate fluid intake, and contact your doctor if you have bad diarrhea or vomiting.
Your doctor may prescribe regular blood tests to ensure your blood sugar levels are normal.