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What is Forxiga?

Forxiga is an anti-diabetic, which contains the active ingredient, dapagliflozin. Forxiga is available in tablet form and is used to help control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes a person’s blood glucose level to become too high. The hormone known as insulin moves sugar from the blood into your cells to be stored or used for energy. When you have diabetes, your body either does not make enough insulin or it cannot effectively use the insulin that it does make.

Diabetes is a lifelong condition and there are two main types: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 2 diabetes is where the body does not produce the sufficient amount of insulin or when the body's cells do not react effectively to the insulin.

The pancreas produces insulin and it controls the amount of sugar in the blood. When you digest food, it enters into your bloodstream and then insulin moves glucose out of the blood and into your cells. It is then broken down to produce energy however; if you have diabetes, your body is unable to break it down. This is because there is either not enough insulin to regulate the level of glucose in the blood or the insulin produced is ineffective.

There are several factors that cause diabetes including lifestyle factors and genes. A family history of type 2 diabetes could also increase the risk of developing the condition at some point in your life.

Treating Diabetes

It is extremely important to treat diabetes because if the condition is left untreated it can lead to a number of health complications including: cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, kidney damage, eye damage and hearing impairment.

Your condition should be regularly monitored by your doctor to ensure the treatment remains effective. They will be able to determine the best course of treatment for you, including the right medications and appropriate changes to your diet and lifestyle.

It is crucial that you review your condition with your doctor before you buy Forxiga online.


How Does Forxiga Work?

Forxiga tablets contain the active ingredient dapagliflozin, which works by blocking a protein in the kidneys called sodium‑glucose co‑transporter 2 (SGLT2.)

SGLT2 absorbs glucose from the urine into the bloodstream as the blood is filtered in the kidneys. By taking Forxiga this will cause more glucose to be passed when urinating consequently reducing the levels of glucose in the blood.


How Do I Take Forxiga?

Forxiga tables are usually taken once daily. Swallow one tablet whole with a glass of water. Forxiga should be taken with food or straight after a meal.

You can buy Forxiga online from Prescription Doctor, however you should always speak to your doctor before taking any new medication.


Side effects and cautions

All medicines carry the risk of side effects, though not everybody gets them. Before taking Forxiga, it's important to familiarise yourself with the patient information leaflet enclosed with the packaging.

Side effects of Forxiga may include:

  • Back pain
  • Changes in the levels of cholesterol
  • Dizziness
  • Genital yeast infection (Thrush)
  • Low blood sugar
  • Urinary tract infection (UTIs)

If you experience the symptoms of lactic acidosis, stop taking Forxiga and contact a doctor or the nearest hospital immediately.

Symptoms of lactic acidosis include:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy (feeling unwell)
  • Muscle cramps
  • Reduces body temperature
  • Slowed heartbeat
  • Stomach ache (abdominal pain)
  • Vomiting

Speak to your doctor before taking Forxiga if you:

  • are medicines to lower blood pressure or have a history of hypotension
  • have kidney or liver problems
  • have or developed nausea, vomiting, or fever, or if you are not able to eat or drink
  • have type 1 diabetes, sometimes called insulin-dependent diabetes
  • have very high blood sugar levels which may cause dehydration
  • often get infections of the urinary tract (UTIs)

Allergic reaction

Do not take Forxiga if you are allergic to dapagliflozin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

If you experience an allergic reaction to Forxiga, cease taking the medicine and seek emergency medical attention.

Signs of an allergic reaction include:

  • Chest tightening
  • Dry, red and cracked skin
  • Itchy, red watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes or face
  • Tummy pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Wheezing

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not take Forxiga if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Forxiga, speak to your doctor for further advice.

Do not take Forxiga while breastfeeding.

Other safety information

Always seek your doctor's advice before you buy Forxiga online.

Do not take Forxiga past the expiry date printed on the packaging. The date refers to the last day of that month - for example, "EXP: 03/20" means the 31st of March 2020.

Do not throw unused medicine away via water waste. Take any unwanted or expired medicine to your pharmacy for them to dispose of safely.

Always keep medicine out the sight and reach from children and pets.


Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I forget to take Forxiga when I should?

If you forget to take Forxiga when you should and it is less than 12 hours late then you can take the missed dose straight away and take your next dose at your usual time.

However, if you forget a dose and it is more than 12 hours late when you remember, do not take the missed dose. You can just take your next dose as normal.

Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

What should I do if I take too much Forxiga?

If you take too many Forxiga tablets contact your doctor or pharmacist ASAP.

Can I drink alcohol while taking Forxiga?

You should only drink alcohol in moderation and when accompanied by food.

Will Forxiga impact my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Forxiga may reduce your ability to drive or operate machinery as the medicine affects your concentration and reaction skills.

Is it safe to buy Forxiga online?

It is safe to buy Forxiga online from a registered UK pharmacy, such as Prescription Doctor. Our online prescription service offers genuine products which are licensed to be used in the UK.


Table of contents

What is Forxiga?

How does Forxiga work?

How do I take Forxiga?

Side effects and cautions

Frequently asked questions

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Forxiga
  • Manufacturer: AstraZeneca
  • Active Ingredient(s): Dapagliflozin propanediol monohydrate
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Film-coated tablet
  • Available Strength: 5mg or 10mg
  • Exemption: Prescription only
  • Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily
  • Description: Forxiga is used to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes
  • Drug Class: Antihyperglycaemic
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption
  • When Pregnant: Do not take Forxiga while pregnant. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not take Forxiga while breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
Click here to view the Forxiga - Patient Information Leaflet

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