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.
Possible side effects
TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEM
FARXIGA CAN CAUSE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS, INCLUDING:
See the What is the most important information I should know about FARXIGA? section.
Dehydration (loss of body water and salt). Dehydration leading to symptoms of low blood pressure and changes in kidney function have happened in people who are taking FARXIGA. Call your healthcare provider right away if you:
reduce the amount of food or liquid you drink, for example if you cannot eat or
you start to lose liquids from your body, for example from vomiting, diarrhea, or being in the sun too long.
Ketoacidosis in people with diabetes mellitus (increased ketones in your blood or urine). Ketoacidosis has happened in people who have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, during treatment with FARXIGA. Ketoacidosis has also happened in people with diabetes who were sick or who had surgery during treatment with FARXIGA. Ketoacidosis is a serious condition, which may need to be treated in a hospital. Ketoacidosis may lead to death. Ketoacidosis can happen with FARXIGA even if your blood sugar is less than 250 mg/dL. Stop taking FARXIGA and call your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following symptoms:
stomach area (abdominal) pain
If you get any of these symptoms during treatment with FARXIGA, if possible, check for ketones in your urine, even if your blood sugar is less than 250 mg/dL.
Serious urinary tract infections. Serious urinary tract infections that may lead to hospitalization have happened in people who are taking FARXIGA. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any signs or symptoms of a urinary tract infection such as a burning feeling when passing urine, a need to urinate often, the need to urinate right away, pain in the lower part of your stomach (pelvis), or blood in the urine. Sometimes people also may have a fever, back pain, nausea or vomiting.
The most common side effects of FARXIGA include:
Vaginal yeast infections and yeast infections of the penis
Stuffy or runny nose and sore throat
Changes in urination, including urgent need to urinate more often, in larger amounts, or at night
These are not all possible side effects of FARXIGA. For more information, please read the Medication Guide; ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.
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