Forxiga (Dapagliflozin) is a type of medication called a sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor. It is used to reduce blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. Dapagliflozin works in the kidneys, where it allows the body to excrete excess glucose from the blood into the urine. This reduces the blood sugar level. This medication may be used either on its own, or combined with other antidiabetic medicines if these have not controlled blood sugar levels well enough.
In a clinical trial: Dapagliflozin improves glycemic control and reduces body weight as add-on therapy to metformin plus sulfonylurea: a 24-week randomized, double-blind. S Matthaei, K Bowering, K Rohwedder, A Grohl… - Diabetes …, 2015 - Am Diabetes Assoc … In this trial, hypoglycemia was observed more frequently in patients receiving dapagliflozin compared with placebo when added to preexisting metformin and sulfonylurea treatment.
The brand Forxiga is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb (in partnership with AstraZeneca) in the UK. Forxiga is available in the strength of 5 mg and 10 mg tablets. We also offer other diabetes medications such as Synjardy
Common side effects include:
• Back pain;
• Changes in the levels of cholesterol and other fats in the blood;
• Difficulty passing urine;
• Increased percentage of red blood cells in the blood;
• Increased production of urine;
• Inflammation of the penis and/or foreskin;
• Urinary tract infections
Rare side effects include:
• Excessive sweating;
• Low blood pressure and dizziness;
• The need to pass urine at night;
• Vaginal changes such as itching, abnormal discharge or odour
Do not use Farxiga if you have diabetic ketoacidosis, severe kidney disease or if you are on dialysis. Before you start taking this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history and if you are on a low salt diet or if you have ever had:
• Bladder infections or urination problems;
• Liver disease;
• Polycystic kidney disease;
• Problems with your pancreas
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking this medication. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position or you may feel dizzy. Inform your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements and vitamins such insulin, other diabetes medications, diuretics, and lithium. There may be a drug interaction between Farxiga and other medications. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant. Do not breastfeed while you are taking this medication.
Farxiga should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Store Farxiga at room temperature away from light and moisture and away from children and pets.
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* Can I purchase Farxiga without a prescription?
No, you cannot purchase Farxiga without a prescription. A valid prescription is required.
* How can I get a prescription for Farxiga?
You can get a prescription for Farxiga from your doctor or a qualified healthcare provider.
* Can I buy Farxiga online?
You can buy Farxiga online, or by email (CustomerService@canadianpharmacyking.com), by phone (1-877-745-9217), or by fax or mail.
* Are there discounts or coupons available for Farxiga?
Unfortunately, there are no discounts or coupons available for Farxiga. However, Canadian Pharmacy King is proud to offer exceptional high-quality prescription medications at an affordable price.
* Is there a generic version of Farxiga available?
Yes, there is a generic version of Farxiga that comes from India also called Daparyl manufactured by Intas and from Canada by a different manufacturer.
* Does Farxiga need to be refrigerated?
Farxiga can be stored and room temperature away from heat and moisture.
* Can you take Vitamin D with Farxiga?
Farxiga increases the risk of low blood sugar levels in the blood. Farxiga should not be taken with certain drugs, vitamins and supplements.