Also Known as Forxiga,Forziga
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Farxiga is a prescription Type 2 diabetes treatment medication used to control high blood sugar and most commonly taken as part of a diabetes management plan that includes targeted diet and exercise changes. It may also be indicated for Type 2 diabetics with cardiovascular health concerns who their doctor sees as more at risk for cardiac events. The active ingredient in Farxiga medication - Dapagliflozin - promotes the kidneys to remove more sugar from the bloodstream. Farxiga may also be prescribed for long-term kidney disease treatment.
You can buy Farxiga with a prescription, and if you want to get the best price for medication, consider ordering online from Canada through Canpharm.
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition where the body cannot effectively use or produce enough insulin. It leads to high blood sugar levels. It is often caused by genetics, inactivity, poor diet, and obesity. It can be managed with lifestyle changes, medication, or insulin injections. If left untreated, it can result in complications like heart disease, kidney damage, and nerve problems. Regular monitoring, a healthy lifestyle, and medical care are essential for managing type 2 diabetes.
|License||US FDA, EU EMA|
|Elimination half-life||~12.9 hours|
|Dosage (Strength)||5mg, 10mg|
|Brands||Forxiga, Farxiga, Edistride|
|Routes of administration||By mouth (tablets)|
Farxiga comes in 5mg and 10mg strengths, and the standard dosage is to take 1 tablet once per day in the morning. You will take either the 5mg or 10mg tablet depending on what is indicated in your prescription.
The active ingredient in Farxiga is Dapagliflozin.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney disease or kidney failure ( requiring kidney dialysis), dehydration, low blood pressure, history of yeast infections in the vagina or penis, or alcohol abuse before starting on Farxiga.
Use of medication may increase the risk of ketoacidosis and this is more likely for people who have had pancreatitis in the past.
Farxiga may increase your risk of developing urinary tract infections.
Using Farxiga may cause you to have elevated cholesterol levels.
Excessive alcohol consumption while taking Farxiga raises the risk of hypoglycemia.
Older adults may have more pronounced Farxiga side effects.
Negative drug interactions may occur between Farxiga and other Rx or OTC medications, including amlodipine, aspirin, atorvastatin, carvedilol, furosemide, gabapentin, glimepiride, sitagliptin, levothyroxine, lisinopril, losartan, metformin, metoprolol, omeprazole, semaglutide, pantoprazole, rosuvastatin, spironolactone, dulaglutide, Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).
Let your doctor know of all medications you are currently taking before getting a prescription and proceeding to buy Farxiga online.
Farxiga side effects may occur, and some users may have dizziness, lightheadedness, or frequent urinary urges. If side effects are seen you may want to stop use and speak to your doctor again to discuss Type 2 oral diabetes treatment medication alternatives.
What is Farxiga used for?
Farxiga uses include the treatment of type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. It belongs to a class of drugs called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. Farxiga helps lower blood sugar levels by increasing glucose excretion through the kidneys, thereby reducing the amount of glucose reabsorbed into the bloodstream.
How rapid is weight loss with Farxiga?
While Farxiga is not primarily intended as a weight loss medication, it has been observed to contribute to some weight loss in clinical studies. Individuals taking Farxiga alone, at doses of either 5 mg or 10 mg per day, experienced an average weight loss of approximately 6 pounds over 24 weeks. Similarly, studies have demonstrated that when Farxiga is used with metformin, another medication for type 2 diabetes, the average weight loss over 24 weeks ranges from 6 to 7 pounds.
How much water should you drink when taking Farxiga?
Drink plenty of water when taking Farxiga to prevent dehydration, which causes you to feel dizzy, faint, or weak, especially when you stand up. Talk to your doctor to find out exactly how much fluid you should drink daily, as various factors influence how dehydrated you are, such as your body mass index, age, diet, and kidney problems.
Can I take Farxiga at night?
Farxiga is usually taken once daily in the morning, with or without food. However, there are no restrictions on the timing, and you can take it at night as well, just as long as you maintain the timing of taking it (meaning you have to take it only at night if you decide to do so)
How long does Farxiga stay in your system?
Dapagliflozin starts to work 2 hours after being administered but can stay in the system for at least three days. Despite starting to work quickly, it may take up to a week to take full effect.
How much does Farxiga lower blood sugar?
In a clinical study by the FDA, Farxiga has been shown to reduce blood sugar levels by 15-17% over 24 weeks.
What happens if you stop taking Farxiga?
If you stop taking Farxiga without consulting your healthcare professional, your blood sugar levels may increase again, and managing your type 2 diabetes may become more challenging.
Is there a generic for Farxiga?
Yes, there is a generic version of Farxiga. This medication's active ingredient is dapagliflozin, also available as a generic drug.