Forxiga 10 mg Tablet
Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s belongs to the category of medicines called ‘anti-diabetic’ primarily used for the management and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a condition that occurs when there is either less insulin or available insulin is not properly utilized by our body cells for lowering raised blood glucose. It is the most common type of diabetes, accounting for around 90% of total diabetes cases found commonly in middle-aged people. So it is also called adult-onset diabetes or non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM).
Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s contains ‘Dapagliflozin’ a protein found in kidney known as sodium-glucose cotransporters-2 (SGLT-2 inhibitor) that works by inhibiting the reabsorption of glucose in the body, resulting in an increase in glucose excretion through urine. The removal of excessive glucose helps to lower down the blood sugar level.
Take Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s as prescribed. Your doctor will recommend you how often you take Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience urinary tract infection, low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), peeing more than normal, skin rash, dizziness, increased thirst, Nausea. Most of these side effects of Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
If you are hypersensitive to any of the components present in these medicines, please tell your doctor before taking it. Forxiga 10mg Tablet 14’s is not allowed to use in children below 18 years of age. If you are a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding or planning to be pregnant, then tell your doctor before they prescribe this medicine to you. Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s, when used with diuretics, may increase the risk of dehydration, kidney problems and lower blood pressure. Let your doctor know if you are taking any other medication. Do not take or stop Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s if the doctor did not advise you to do so. Limit your alcohol consumption with Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s as alcohol may cause a rapid increase or decrease in blood sugar levels.
Uses of Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Forxiga 10mg Tablet 14’s belongs to the anti-diabetic drug category, indicated in the treatment of type 2 diabetes or non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM). This medicine is primarily prescribed to persons whose blood sugar levels are high and not controlled by diet and exercise alone. Forxiga 10mg Tablet 14’s consists of “Dapagliflozin” a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor responsible for inhibiting SGLT-2 enzymes in the kidney. Thus, it prevents the reabsorption of glucose from the blood filtered through your kidney, thereby increasing the glucose excretion from your body when you urinate.
Directions for Use
Take Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s with or without food as advised by a doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Forxiga 10mg Tablet 14’s
- Urinary tract infection
- Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
- Frequent urination
- Skin rash
- Increased thirst
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s and other medicines, have severe kidney disease, high ketone levels in blood or urine, heart disease, congestive heart failure, liver disease or you are using insulin or other oral diabetes medications. Forxiga 10mg Tablet 14’s, when used with other diabetes medications, may extremely lower the blood sugar level leading to hypoglycemia condition, which can be fatal. Your doctor may adjust the dose by lowering the dose of other diabetes medicine or Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s in this case. A person should keep taking Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s even if they are feeling that their blood sugar levels are under control as it may again spike the level of sugar in the blood. You should take small frequent meals and don’t fast while being treated with Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s. Try to notice if you are developing the symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) like sweating, dizziness, dry mouth, dry skin, palpitations, shivering, intense thirst, frequent urination. If you notice any of the mentioned symptoms, then immediately take honey/sugar candies and consult with a physician.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s interacts with diuretics (furosemide, amiloride, hydrochlorothiazide), muscle relaxant (baclofen), medicine for enlarged prostate (tamsulosin), antiparkinson’s (levodopa), antibiotics (gatifloxacin), heart-related medicines (amlodipine, bisoprolol) and other antidiabetic drugs (glipizide, glimepiride).
Drug- Food Interaction: Forxiga 10mg Tablet 14’s may interact with household sugar and cause abdominal discomfort and stomach upset. Therefore one should avoid consuming foods rich in sugar. Additionally, avoid alcohol consumption while taking Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s as it may spike the levels of sugar in blood or cause low blood sugar levels.
Drug-Disease Interaction: People affected with heart diseases (like congestive heart failure and myocardial infarction), have sugar (glucose) and ketones (a type of chemical) in your pee, severe kidney or liver disease, often get urinary tract infection and alcoholism should avoid intake of Forxiga 10 mg Tablet 14’s.