FORXIGA 10 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_CH_DB_1913 Category:

Generic : Dapagliflozin (10mg)

Treatment : Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Pack size  : 14 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : AstraZeneca

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$9.76

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Forxiga 10mg Tablet is used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps control the high blood sugar levels seen in diabetes. This reduces the chances of serious complications of diabetes and also helps prevent heart disease.

Forxiga 10mg Tablet can be taken with or without food at any time of day but you should try to take it at the same time every day. The dose will be decided by your doctor. Do not stop taking it without asking your doctor. If you do, your blood sugar levels may increase and put you at risk of serious complications like kidney damage and blindness. This medicine is only part of a treatment program that should include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney or liver problems or a urinary tract infection or if you are on water pills (diuretics). Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly while taking this medicine.

 

BENEFITS OF FORXIGA TABLET

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Forxiga 10mg Tablet is a medicine that helps to control high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It helps get rid of extra glucose from your body through urine. Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level, you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. This medicine will reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease if you have type 2 diabetes and already have cardiovascular disease. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed because it is protecting your future health.

 

HOW TO USE FORXIGA TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Forxiga 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW FORXIGA TABLET WORKS

Forxiga 10mg Tablet is an antidiabetic medication. It works by removing excess sugar from your body through urine.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Forxiga 10mg Tablet.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Forxiga 10mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Forxiga 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
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Driving

CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

UNSAFE
Forxiga 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Forxiga 10mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Forxiga 10mg Tablet is recommended.

 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • FUROSEMIDE
  • AMILORIDE+HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE
  • BACLOFEN
  • TAMSULOSIN
  • LEVODOPA
  • GATIFLOXACIN
  • AMLODIPINE
  • BISOPROLOL
  • GLIMEPIRIDE
  • GLIPIZIDE

 

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE FORXIGA TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Forxiga 10mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.\n

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Forxiga

  • Polyuria
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Genital fungal infection
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Urinary tract infection

FAQ's

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Q. Does Forxiga 10mg Tablet cause weight loss?

Yes, Forxiga 10mg Tablet may cause weight loss in some patients. However, it is an uncommon side effect. If you experience sudden weight gain or have any concerns regarding your weight, discuss it with your doctor.

Q. What are the side effects of Forxiga 10mg Tablet?

The use of Forxiga 10mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, vaginal yeast infections, and yeast infections of the penis. In addition to that, one may experience frequent urination throughout the day or at night, and changes in quantity of urine.

Q. What is Forxiga 10mg Tablet used for?

Forxiga 10mg Tablet is used to lower blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the body is not able to use the produced insulin properly. This leads to an increase in the levels of sugar in your blood. Forxiga 10mg Tablet works by removing excess sugar from your body via your urine. In addition to that, it can also help prevent heart disease.

Q. Is Forxiga 10mg Tablet safe to use?

Yes, Forxiga 10mg Tablet is safe when used as directed by the doctor. However, it may show some side effects. For best results, it should be used in the correct dose and at the same time each day.

Q. Can I stop taking Forxiga 10mg Tablet?

No, do not stop taking Forxiga 10mg Tablet without talking to your doctor first. Sudden discontinuation of medicine may make your diabetes worse. Inform your doctor if your symptoms bother you or if there is no considerable improvement in your condition. The doctor may suggest some other medicine which could be more effective in treating your diabetes.

Q. Who should not take Forxiga 10mg Tablet?

Patients allergic to Forxiga 10mg Tablet should avoid using this medicine. Also, it is highly recommended that patients who are on dialysis or have severe kidney problems should not use Forxiga 10mg Tablet.

Q. Can I take Forxiga 10mg Tablet before surgery?

Inform your doctor that you are taking Forxiga 10mg Tablet before going for the surgery. The doctor may ask you to stop taking your Forxiga 10mg Tablet tablets before your operation. This is done because there is a risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious condition that may develop if high blood sugar is not treated).

Q. Why did my doctor prescribe Forxiga 10mg Tablet along with metformin?

For some people, taking metformin alone can effectively lower blood sugar levels. But, evidence suggests that adding Forxiga 10mg Tablet to metformin therapy may provide better control over the increased blood sugar levels in some people. So, maybe your doctor prescribed the combined use of metformin with Forxiga 10mg Tablet to provide the extra help you need.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 14

pack form  – tablet

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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