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(Known as Forxiga in the UK)
Diabetes Medicine Farxiga
Farxiga is used to control high levels of blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. This medicine is used with a low-intensity exercise program and proper diet to control blood sugar, thus preventing blindness, kidney damage, sexual function problems, loss of limb, and nerve problems. It is important to keep a proper check on your diabetes to safeguard against the risk of a stroke or heart failure. It also helps the kidneys in removing glucose from the bloodstream. Farxiga medication is not suitable for treating type 1 diabetes.
Farxiga 5 mg and Farxiga 10 mg are available online at Canada Pharmacy.
The active ingredient in Farxiga is dapagliflozin.
The usual dosage of Farxiga is one tablet daily in the morning but follow the instructions of your doctor carefully as he may change the dose according to individual needs. You can take this medicine with or without food. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to dapagliflozin or if you have a history of
- Low blood pressure
- Liver or kidney disease
- Bladder infection
- Heart problems
- Bladder cancer
- Problems with your pancreas
You should also inform your physician if you are a frequent drinker or on a low salt diet.
Do not use this medicine if you are suffering from severe kidney disease, or have diabetic ketoacidosis, or are on dialysis. Taking this medication can cause dehydration and make you feel dizzy so make sure that you drink plenty of water and take care when you stand up. Farxiga can also cause bladder or genital infections so if you feel a burning sensation when you urinate, have genital discharge or odor, blood in your urine, or increased urination, contact your doctor immediately.
Farxiga medication may cause bladder cancer. Diabetes medicine Farxiga should not be taken by people under 18 years of age.
If you experience the following Farxiga side effects contact your doctor immediately:
- Nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain
- Urination problems
- Weakness, dizziness
- Difficulty in breathing, unusual drowsiness
- Blood in urine
- Back pain or pain in your pelvis
- Genital infection – itching, redness, or discharge
Some common side effects are:
- Runny nose and sore throat
- Increased urination
Product Code: 13170
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