Forxiga 5 mg Tablet
Forxiga 5 Tablet is an antidiabetic medicine. It is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes (high blood sugar levels when your body cannot make or use the insulin it makes effectively to move sugar from the blood into the cells). This medicine works by eliminating the excess sugar from your body.
Forxiga Tablet has some side effects like excess urination, urinary tract infections, back pain, dizziness, etc. Consult your doctor if they bother you for a long time or worsen. Avoid taking this medicine if you are allergic to it.
Forxiga Tablet is usually taken once a day with or without food. Do not take more than the prescribed dose. Take it every day at the same time to maintain a constant level of this medicine in your blood. Do not discontinue this medicine without consulting your doctor, as it may cause an elevation in your blood sugar levels.
Forxiga 5 Tablet may not be suitable for everyone. It is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age. Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems or other health conditions. Also, inform your doctor about all your ongoing medications to avoid undesired effects. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.
Major & minor side effects for Forxiga 5 Tablet
Difficult or painful urination
Urinary tract infection
Low blood sugar levels
Uses of Forxiga 5 Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Type II Diabetes Mellitus is a condition in which your body cannot make or use the insulin it makes effectively, to move sugar from the blood into the cells for use as energy. Forxiga 5 Tablet is used in the treatment of Type II Diabetes Mellitus.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Forxiga Tablet if you are allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Severe kidney impairment
Forxiga 5 Tablet is not recommended for use if you have severe kidney problems due to the increased risk of worsening your condition.
Warnings for special population
Forxiga 5 Tablet is unsafe for use during pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Hence, consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
Forxiga 5 Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding unless necessary. Hence, consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Use in children
Forxiga 5 Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age as the safety and efficacy data for use are not clinically established.
Ketoacidosis is a complication of diabetes that causes increased levels of acids in the blood. Forxiga 5 Tablet should be used with extreme caution as it may increase the risk of this condition. If your experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, abdominal pain, unusual tiredness, excess thirst, loss of appetite, etc., consult your doctor immediately.
Forxiga 5 Tablet should be used with caution if you have liver problems due to the increased risk of side effects. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your liver function during treatment with this medicine.
Hypoglycaemia is a condition of very low blood sugar levels. Forxiga 5 Tablet may cause hypoglycaemia on concomitant use with insulin or other antidiabetic medicines such as Sulfonylureas and Glinides. Hence, your doctor may suggest dose adjustment to use both medications safely.
Urosepsis is a condition in which untreated urinary infection spreads to your kidney. Forxiga 5 Tablet should be used with extreme caution in such cases, as it may increase the risk of urinary tract infections and further worsen your condition.
Genital mycotic infections
Genital mycotic infection is a fungal infection in the genital area (private parts). Forxiga 5 Tablet should be used with caution if you have genital mycotic infections, as it may further worsen your condition.
Take the missed dose of Forxiga 5 Tablet as soon as you remember. However, skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Never take more than the recommended dose of Forxiga 5 Tablet. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Avoid consuming alcohol during treatment with Forxiga 5 Tablet due to the increased risk of altered blood sugar levels.
Interaction with Medicine
Forxiga 5 Tablet should be used with caution if you have kidney problems due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your kidney function during treatment with this medicine.
The bladder is a flexible muscular organ that stores urine. Forxiga 5 Tablet is not recommended for use if you have bladder cancer and should be used with caution if you have a history of bladder cancer.
Hypotension is low blood pressure. Forxiga 5 Tablet should be used with caution as it may lead to low blood pressure, especially in the elderly, people with impaired renal function, or those using diuretics (medicines used to remove excess water and salt from the body).
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Forxiga 5 Tablet with or without food as prescribed by your doctor. Do not break, chew, or crush the tablet in your mouth. Avoid taking more or less than the prescribed dose.
Regular monitor your blood sugar during treatment with this medicine to keep track of your blood sugar levels.
Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly to get maximum benefits from the treatment.
Always carry a sugar candy with you to counteract the unexpected lowering of blood sugar levels.
Do not change the dose or stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor, as it may worsen your condition.