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Forxiga

Forxiga is a prescription medication used in the treatment of diabetes. There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2, and in people with type 2 diabetes, the blood sugar levels become too high due to a lack of insulin production and too much glucose. This is usually as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle as an adult, whereas in type 1 diabetic patients the lack of insulin production is caused by a fault in the immune system which can be genetic. Forxiga lowers these high glucose levels in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It contains the active ingredient, dapagliflozin, which is a type of medicine known as an oral anti-diabetic. This type of medicine is prescribed to adequately control blood sugar levels to avoid the serious complications of diabetes.



Forxiga Patient Information Leaflet

Last Patient Information Leaflet Review: 20/01/2020



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  • Allergy to dapagliflozin
  • Kidney problems
  • Liver problems
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Dehydration
  • Recurrent infections of the urinary tract
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  • Diuretics
  • Other medicines that lower blood sugar levels unless your GP has already prescribed them alongside dapagliflozin
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  • You expeirence symptoms of ketoacidosis
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How does Forxiga work?

Dapagliflozin, the active ingredient in Forxiga, is a type of medicine called an SGLT2 inhibitor which works on the kidneys to help lower glucose levels. It does this by helping the kidneys to increase the amount of glucose that is removed from the body through urine. By removing glucose from the blood and therefore reducing and managing the levels, the serious complications of diabetes are avoided such as heart attacks and strokes.

Who is Forxiga suitable for?

Forxiga is suitable for adult patients over the age of 18 year who have been diagnosed with diabetes. This medicine can be used in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, however, it should only be used in type 1 diabetes if you’re overweight or obese and insulin alone is not effectively reducing your glucose levels. In type 2 diabetes this medication is suitable when diet and exercise is not enough to keep glucose levels under control. It may also be suitable if you’re not able to take metformin.

Who is Forxiga not suitable for?

Not everyone will be suitable to take Forxiga. There are a number of reasons why this medication is not suitable for some people, usually because of an existing health condition that may be affected by this medication, or if you’re taking other medication that may interact with Eucreas. If you’re taking other medication, have an existing health condition, or are pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding, you should consult a GP before taking Forxiga.

This medicine is not suitable for children and adolescents under the age of 18, and is not recommended for adults over the age of 75.

Forxiga and pregnancy

Whilst pregnant your diabetes still needs to be controlled but your method of treatment may need to change. You should discuss the risks of taking Forxiga during pregnancy or if you’re planning to become pregnant with your doctor. It is recommended that you stop taking this medicine if you become pregnant as it is not suitable during the second and third trimesters. You should discuss alternative ways of keeping your blood glucose levels under control while pregnant and breastfeeding as it’s not known whether this medicine can pass through breast milk so it’s best to be avoided.

Forxiga and health conditions

Forxiga may not be suitable if you have other health conditions which could be worsened by taking this medication. It’s important that taking this medication benefits your overall health and does not have any detrimental effects on your existing health conditions. For instance, you may not be able to take Forxiga if you have any of the following:

  • Kidney or liver problems
  • A history of heart disease or stroke
  • A history of low blood pressure and are on blood pressure lowering medicines
  • If you’re nauseous, vomiting, have a fever, or can’t eat or drink
  • If you often get urinary tract infections
  • If you have an increase in the amount of red blood cells in your blood
  • If you have diabetic ketoacidosis

There is a chance that Forxiga may cause diabetic ketoacidosis which is a serious and life threatening complication when there are high levels of ketones in the blood or urine.

Forxiga and other medication

Depending on whether you’re taking other medication and the type of medication you’re taking, you may not be able to take Forxiga as well, or your dosage may need to be reduced, and regular blood glucose and kidney function tests will be carried out. Before taking this medicine you should discuss any other medication with a GP to avoid interaction with drugs and unpleasant side effects. You should be particularly cautious of taking Forxiga with diuretics, or other medicines which lower the amount of glucose in your blood such as insulin or a sulphonylurea medicine. The dose may need lowering to prevent low blood sugar.

How to take Forxiga

Forxiga is available in tablet form and the dose will depend on your condition. The recommended dose for type 2 diabetes is 10mg once a day, preferably at the same time each day. The dose may be lowered to 5mg if you have a liver problem, this is also the dose for type 1 diabetes.

What are the side effects of Forxiga?

Like all medication you may experience some side effects when taking Forxiga but not everyone will suffer these side effects, and some are more rare than others. If you experience any of the following side effects you should consult your doctor to discuss alternative medication or lowering your current dose.

Common side effects

The following side effects are more likely to occur in people who take Forxiga, these have been reported in 1 in 10 people. They include:

  • Urinary tract infection - fever, burning sensation when urinating, pain in the back or side
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) - shaking, hunger, nervousness, sweating, confusion, fast heartbeat, dizziness etc
  • Genital infection
  • Back pain
  • Urinating more than usual
  • Changes in cholesterol
  • Increases in the amount of red blood cells in your blood
  • Decreases in creatinine renal clearance
  • Dizziness
  • Rash

Uncommon side effects

The following side effects are less common but it’s important to be aware of them. These include:

  • Dehydration - very dry mouth, feeling very tired or sleepy, not peeing or the pee is very dark, dizziness, fast heartbeat/breathing, sunken eyes etc
  • Thirst
  • Constipation
  • Getting up during the night to pee
  • Dry mouth
  • Decrease in weight
  • Increases in creatinine or urea
  • Decrease in kidney function

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when there is a buildup of ketones in the body which is a dangerous substance that causes harmful side effects and can be life threatening. Diabetic ketoacidosis is more common in type 1 diabetes (1 in 10 people) than type 2 (1 in 1,000 people). If you’re showing any of the following signs of diabetic ketoacidosis who should seek emergency medical help at your nearest A&E department. Signs to look out for include:

  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Excessive thirst
  • Fast and deep breathing
  • Confusion
  • Unusual sleepiness or tiredness
  • Your breath may smell sweet and you may have a metallic taste in your mouth
  • Rapid weight loss

There is a risk of diabetic ketoacidosis when being treated with Forxiga.

Can you buy Forxiga online?

This medicine is no longer available to request via our online service. If you are still having trouble with your symptoms please visit the NHS website for services in your area.

Dosage Instructions
Take ONE tablet each day
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