Farxiga Brand Name - Dapaglifozin
(℞) Prescription required.
If you are a type 2 diabetic and still having trouble controlling your blood sugar levels, you should talk to your doctor about a prescription to buy Farxiga. Farxiga is an oral diabetes medication that contains Dapagliflozin, a glucuretic drug that has helped people reduce their blood sugar levels.
Farxiga may also contribute to weight loss and lowering blood pressure when taken along with Metformin, which may be prescribed to minimize sugar spikes after a meal. Farxiga is not indicated for weight loss or as an antihypertensive drug. Eating better, losing weight, quitting nicotine, and limiting your alcohol consumption can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. As yet, Farxiga has not been approved as an add-on treatment for type 1 diabetes.
How Farxiga Acts in Your Body
Farxiga works as an SGLT2 inhibitor; this is a protein that helps make it possible for your kidneys to reabsorb glucose. By inhibiting this action, glucose is not reabsorbed but is eliminated in your urine instead. The benefits of Farxiga do not stop there. It also increases your body’s sensitivity to the insulin you are still producing, encourages better uptake of glucose into your muscle cells, decreases the formation of new sugar being made from non-carbohydrates like proteins or fat, and improves first phase insulin release from the beta cells in your pancreas.
Conditions Treated by Farxiga
If you are aware that you could be predisposed to type 2 diabetes, be proactive and learn what you can do to keep your blood sugar under control. Some risk factors cannot be avoided, such as age or ethnicity. You need to be aware of how active you are, what you eat or drink, how you handle stress, and remember to see your doctor for regular check-ups to be certain your blood pressure and cholesterol levels are good.
Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes can lead to a number of health problems such as blindness, kidney damage, nerve problems, loss of limbs and sexual function problems. Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels can also help lessen the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Before Farxiga is Prescribed
Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of taking Farxiga while you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any OTC or Rx drugs you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements, so it can be determined if Farxiga is safe for you.
You should always keep a handy source of sugar with you in case your blood sugar level drops too low. A candy, non-diet pop, fruit juice, or some raisins can help you quickly raise blood glucose if you find that you are shaky, dizzy, or confused. Your blood glucose levels can vary due to stress, travelling, skipped meals, or illness, so monitor your blood for highs and lows and discuss the best way to correct it with your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible Farxiga Side Effects
- Flu-like symptoms
- Increased urination