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Forxiga® is indicated in adults aged 18 years and older with type 2 diabetes mellitus to improve glycemic control as:
Use Forxiga® as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
May be taken with or without food.
Forxiga® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Forxiga® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Forxiga® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Forxiga® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
There are inadequate studies done in women for determining risk when using Forxiga® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Forxiga®. Forxiga® is a pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
Side effects may include:
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Forxiga® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Products interact with this drug, such as:
Forxiga® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
Forxiga® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Forxiga® (dapagliflozin).
Monotherapy & add-on combination therapy: 10 mg once daily.
Combination with insulin or insulin secretagogue: A lower dose of insulin or insulin secretagogue may be considered.
Initial combination therapy 10 mg dapagliflozin + 500 mg metformin once daily. Severe hepatic impairment Initially 5 mg, may be increased to 10 mg if well tolerated.
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Forxiga® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
If you miss a dose of Forxiga®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Forxiga®. https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/forxiga. Accessed June 29, 2020.
Dapagliflozin. https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/dapagliflozin/. Accessed June 29, 2020.