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FARXIGA medication is a once-daily pill for type 2 diabetes
FARXIGA medication is a once-daily pill for type 2 diabetes

FARXIGA (far-SEE-guh) is a pill you take:

Once daily in the morning

With or without food


Important tips for taking FARXIGA

When taking FARXIGA, it is important to remember the following:

  1. Take FARXIGA exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
  2. Take FARXIGA by mouth 1 time each day, with or without food.
  3. Stay on your prescribed diet and exercise program while taking FARXIGA.
  4. Your healthcare provider will check your type 2 diabetes with regular blood tests, including your blood sugar levels and your A1C.
  5. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take 2 doses of FARXIGA at the same time.


What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking FARXIGA?

Before you take FARXIGA, tell your healthcare provider:

  • all of your medical conditions, including problems with your kidneys, liver, bladder, or pancreas
  • if you have had, or have risk factors for, ketoacidosis (including type 1 diabetes, are eating less due to illness, surgery, or a change in your diet, are going to have surgery, or binge drink)
  • if you are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant. FARXIGA may harm your unborn baby
  • if you are breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed. It is unknown if FARXIGA passes into your breast milk
  • about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements


Who should not take FARXIGA?

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 or are on dialysis. Your healthcare provider should do blood tests to check how well your kidneys are working before and during your treatment with FARXIGA


How should I store FARXIGA?

Store FARXIGA at room temperature between 68°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C).



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