Forxiga (Dapagliflozin)

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What is Forxiga (Dapagliflozin) used for?

Forxiga, in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program, can help treat type 2 diabetes. Controlling your blood sugar level prevents kidney damage, blindness, nerve damage, limb loss, and problems with sexual function. It may also reduce your chances of having a heart attack or stroke if you control your diabetes properly. Those with type 2 diabetes and heart disease may also benefit from this medication. It can reduce their chances of going to the hospital with heart failure. In general, Forxiga increases the removal of sugar from your body by your kidneys. Heart failure and kidney disease are also treated with Forxiga. This drug works by increasing the kidney's ability to remove sodium. It may save your life and reduce your risks of heart failure and risk of cardiovascular death. It works by increasing the kidney's ability to remove sodium from the body.

Forxiga (Dapagliflozin) FAQs

How To Use Forxiga?

Your pharmacist provides you with a Medication Guide describing how to take Forxiga. Read it carefully before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

The dosage of this medication is based on your medical condition as well as your response to treatment. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor.

Make sure you take this medication regularly for the best results. Take it every morning at the same time to help you remember when to take it. You should continue taking your doses regularly even when your blood glucose levels improve. People with high blood sugar don't often feel sick but glucose in the blood may increase.

If you fail to improve or if your condition worsens, call your doctor.

Advise your doctor if you have a personal or family history of chronic kidney disease or kidney problems.

What are the possible side effects of Forxiga?

The most commonly reported side effects of Forxiga include:

  • hunger
  • pain or tenderness
  • nausea
  • tiredness
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • swelling
  • shaking or feeling jittery
  • fast heartbeat
  • headache
  • weakness
  • sweating
  • stomach area (abdominal) pain
  • redness of skin (erythema)
  • vomiting
  • drowsiness
  • trouble breathing
  • irritability
  • low blood pressure
  • Yeast infections

There are other side effects that may occur that are not listed on this page.

Additional information about side effects can be obtained from your physician.

What are Drug Interactions of Forxiga?

Few known Drug Interactions of Forxiga are listed below:

A complete list of Forxiga Drug Interactions is not available on this page.

Consult your physician if you have any questions about this medicine's drug interactions.

How much does Forxiga cost in Canada?

Starting price of Forxiga 5mg cost in Canada
- 30 tabs - $119.70 USD ($3.99 per tabs)
- 60 tabs - $231.00 USD ($3.85 per tabs)
- 90 tabs - $321.30 USD ($3.57 per tabs)

Starting price of Forxiga 10mg cost in Canada
- 30 tabs - $120.75 USD ($4.03 per tabs)
- 60 tabs - $231.00 USD ($3.85 per tabs)
- 90 tabs - $324.45 USD ($3.61 per tabs)

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended as supplementary information to that provided by your doctor. The guidance provided by your doctor supersedes any information provided on the website. Do not avoid or disregard any counseling from your licensed medical professional based on this information. If you have any medical questions that are not answered here, we do offer counseling from a licensed pharmacist.