FARXIGA is a prescription medicine used to improve blood sugar control along with diet and exercise in adults with type 2 diabetes, and to reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in adults with type 2 diabetes and known cardiovascular disease (CV) or multiple CV risk factors. It is also used to reduce the risk of CV death and hospitalization for heart failure in adults with heart failure (when the heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to the rest of your body). See more.

For adults with type 2 diabetes, FARXIGA is a prescription medicine that :
  • improves blood sugar along with diet and exercise
  • reduces the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in patients with known cardiovascular (CV) disease or multiple CV risk factors
For adults with heart failure (when the heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to the rest of your body), FARXIGA is a prescription medicine that :
  • reduces the risk of cardiovascular death
  • reduces the risk of hospitalization for heart failure

FARXIGA is a once-daily pill, taken in the morning, with or without food.

FARXIGA should not be used to treat people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in your blood or urine). 

 

Do not take FARXIGA if you:
  • are allergic to dapagliflozin or any of the ingredients in FARXIGA. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:   
    • Skin rash     
    • Raised red patches on your skin (hives)     
    • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat that may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  • If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking FARXIGA and contact your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
  • have severe kidney problems and are taking FARXIGA to lower your blood sugar
  • are on dialysis.

FARXIGA is part of a class of medications called SGLT2 (sodium-glucose cotransporter 2) inhibitors. It blocks some of the sugar and sodium reabsorption in the kidneys.

FARXIGA works with the body to flush sugar away in urine. In a clinical trial of adults with type 2 diabetes, FARXIGA was shown to remove approximately 70 grams of sugar in the urine per day at the end of a 12-week period. Farxiga's effects on the kidneys may also help improve your heart's ability to pump blood to the body.

FARXIGA (far-SEE-guh) is a once-daily pill taken in the morning with or without food.  

In studies, FARXIGA:
  • Removed some blood sugar through the urine* 
  • Significantly lowered A1C
Additionally, FARXIGA may help you:

Lose weight—on average 3% 

Reduce systolic blood pressure

FARXIGA is not a weight loss or blood pressure drug. 

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