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For adults with type 2 diabetes, in addition to diet and exercise

Talk to Your Doctor About Your Treatment Plan

Part of stepping up the fight with type 2 diabetes is getting yourself prepared before you talk to your doctor. To ensure that you get the most out of that discussion, we can help you build your own Personal Doctor Discussion Guide.

FARXIGA® (dapagliflozin) may help improve A1C

Take a Few Minutes to Build Your Own Personal Doctor Discussion Guide

Simply answer these questions about yourself, your type 2 diabetes, and what you’re doing to manage it. When you’re done, you can download the Guide to save it, or print it out and bring it with you on your next appointment. You can even e-mail it to yourself or someone else! Or, if you’ve just had it with not reaching your A1C goal and want to take action quickly, print and fill out our Stop Waiting, Start Talking Discussion Guide, and take it to your next doctor visit.

This guide is for your personal use. AstraZeneca will not collect any personal information from you.

Let's talk about you

What is your main goal for your type 2 diabetes treatment plan? Required *

Get really healthy

Get healthier than I am now

Do enough to show improvement

I haven’t really thought about it

How are you feeling about your general health and well-being? Required *

I’ve been feeling pretty good

I’ve not been feeling great

I’ve been feeling terrible

How have you been doing as far as keeping active? Required *

I am exercising regularly

I exercise when I can

I don’t exercise as often as I need to

I rarely exercise

How about your eating habits? Have you been making an effort to eat healthy? Required *

Yes, every day

Somewhat regularly

When I can

Not as often as I need to

Almost never

Let's talk about your medication

What medications are you currently taking for your type 2 diabetes?

This question is for your convenience only. AstraZeneca will not collect any personal information from you.

Metformin alone

Metformin + another pill

Not sure

Do you feel like your current medications are making a difference? Required *

Yes, I think so


Not sure

No, I don't think so

Would you be interested in hearing about a medication option that may offer benefits beyond lowering your blood sugar? Required *

Yes, that would be very interesting!

Maybe, if my doctor thinks it’s right for me

Not sure

We’d like to help you learn more about FARXIGA

Check as many as you wish:

How does FARXIGA work?

Would I take FARXIGA by itself or with my other type 2 diabetes medication?

What are the possible side effects of FARXIGA?

How often would I have to take FARXIGA?

How long would it be until I saw results with FARXIGA?

Although FARXIGA is not a weight loss drug, is it possible that I could lose some weight while taking FARXIGA?

Although FARXIGA is not a blood pressure drug, is it possible that taking FARXIGA could help lower my blood pressure?

Are there ways to save money on FARXIGA?

Important Safety Information

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 and are taking FARXIGA to lower your blood sugar
  • are on dialysis

What are the possible side effects of FARXIGA?

FARXIGA may cause serious side effects including:

  • Dehydration (the loss of body water and salt), which may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, lightheaded, or weak, especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). There have been reports of sudden kidney injury in people with type 2 diabetes who are taking FARXIGA. You may be at a higher risk of dehydration if you take medicines to lower your blood pressure, including water pills (diuretics); are age 65 or older; are on a low salt diet, or have kidney problems. Talk to your doctor about what you can do to prevent dehydration including how much fluid you should drink on a daily basis
  • Ketoacidosis occurred in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes during treatment with FARXIGA. Ketoacidosis is a serious condition which may require hospitalization and may lead to death. Symptoms may include nausea, tiredness, vomiting, trouble breathing, and abdominal pain. If you get any of these symptoms, stop taking FARXIGA and call your healthcare provider right away. If possible, check for ketones in your urine or blood, even if your blood sugar is less than 250 mg/dL
  • Serious urinary tract infections (UTI), some that lead to hospitalization, occurred in people taking FARXIGA. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any signs or symptoms of UTI including 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 with or without fever, back pain, nausea, or vomiting
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can occur if you take FARXIGA with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as sulfonylureas or insulin. Symptoms of low blood sugar include shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, dizziness, hunger, headache, and irritability. Follow your healthcare provider's instructions for treating low blood sugar
  • Bacterial infections under the skin of the genitals and areas around them. Rare but serious infections that cause severe tissue damage under the skin of the genitals and areas around them have happened with FARXIGA. This infection has happened in women and men and may lead to hospitalization, surgeries and death. Seek medical attention immediately if you have fever or you are feeling very weak, tired or uncomfortable and you also develop any pain or tenderness, swelling, or redness of the skin in the genitals and areas around them
  • Vaginal yeast infections in women who take FARXIGA. Talk to your healthcare provider if you experience vaginal odor, white or yellowish vaginal discharge (discharge may be lumpy or look like cottage cheese), or vaginal itching
  • Yeast infection of skin around the penis (balanitis) in men who take FARXIGA. Talk to your healthcare provider if you experience redness, itching, or swelling of the penis; rash of the penis; foul smelling discharge from the penis; or pain in the skin around penis. Certain uncircumcised men may have swelling of the penis that makes it difficult to pull back the skin around the tip of the penis

The most common side effects of FARXIGA include yeast infections of the vagina or penis, and changes in urination, including urgent need to urinate more often, in larger amounts, or at night.

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

What is FARXIGA?

FARXIGA is a prescription medicine used to:

  • improve blood sugar control along with diet and exercise in adults with type 2 diabetes
  • reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in adults with type 2 diabetes and known cardiovascular disease or multiple cardiovascular risk factors
  • reduce the risk of cardiovascular 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)

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

Please see Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for FARXIGA.

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