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What is Farxiga prescribed for?
Farxiga is a medication that is used in combination with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar levels in adults with Type 2 Diabetes, which is a common form of Diabetes. This medication is also used to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or heart failure in adults with Type 2 diabetes who also have heart disease. Type 2 diabetes is a condition that occurs because your body doesn’t produce or use insulin normally.
You can buy Farxiga (Dapagliflozin) online at My Drug Center. We currently do not have the Dapagliflozin generic available for purchase.
How does Farxiga work?
Farxiga is an oral diabetes medicine that contains the active ingredient Dapagliflozin. Farxiga (Dapagliflozin) belongs in a class of drugs known as sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. The Dapagliflozin dosage in this medicine helps control blood sugar levels by assisting the kidneys get rid of glucose from your bloodstream.
Before taking your prescribed Farxiga dosage read all the instructions and paper work that was given to you by your pharmacist. Take Farxiga orally once a day, it can be taken with or without food. Make sure you take Farxiga at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Dapagliflozin dosage in your system. This medication should taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. Do not change or increase your Farxiga dosage. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
A lifestyle change to include diet and exercise should be prescribed along with this medication to allow for more control over your blood sugar levels.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Farxiga. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to kidney disease, bladder cancer, severe loss of body water, low blood pressure, heart failure, history of yeast infection. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Farxiga.
While taking Farxiga you may feel dizzy, drowsy or experience blurred vision. Avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery until you feel it is safe. Alcohol and Cannabis can exasperate these side effects. Additionally you can speak with your doctor about acceptable limits for these substances while taking Farxiga.
Controlling your blood sugar levels can become more challenging under stress. Speak with your doctor if you are unable to avoid or control stress for help with additional treatment options.
Farxiga side effects include:
Yeast infections of the vagina or penis, urinary tract infections, changes in urination (including urgent need to urinate more often, discomfort when urinating, urinating in larger amounts, or at night), sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, back pain, nausea, influenza, constipation, elevated cholesterol or fat in the blood, or pain in the extremities.
If any side effects of Dapagliflozin become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in additional treatment. For any serious side effects speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take?
A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best Farxiga dosage for your treatment.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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