Farxiga Uses


Name of the generic: dapagliflozin



Farxiga Uses

Farxiga is not considered to be a first-line treatment in the vast majority of people suffering from the type 2 form of diabetes. The initial treatment for the majority of patients suffering from Type 2 diabetes must start with diet, weight loss as well as exercise and metformin

For patients suffering from cardiorenal comorbidities, Farxiga has shown advantages for the cardio response. Yet, Farxiga is associated with just a small improvement in glycemia. However, it cost a lot and long-term safety information regarding the consequences of prolonged glucosuria aren’t available. Furthermore, there is no data on the cardiovascular effects for those with diabetes but not suffering from the obvious cardiovascular disease. All of these variables should be considered when evaluating combinations therapy in the event of a single therapy failure.

Farxiga can play an important role in the following situations

Precautions and contraindications

Farxiga is not recommended to treat hyperglycemia in patients suffering from:


Since the Farxiga can cause a mild degree of dehydration, they should be used with caution in conjunction with other medications that predispose to acute renal injury (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs], angiotensin-converting enzyme [ACE] inhibitors/angiotensin II receptor blockers [ARBs], diuretics) and comorbidities that might predispose to acute renal injury

The choice of therapy

Pretreatment evaluation 

Prior to initiating  Farxiga, the condition and function of the kidney (serum creatinine and eGFR) must be evaluated. The hypovolemia must be addressed prior to the initiation of the SGLT2 inhibitor. Liver function must be evaluated prior to initiating dapagliflozin or canagliflozin. People at risk of falling and fractures could benefit from an evaluation of the bone’s density.


Alongside the glycemic index (A1C and glucose levels in the blood at rest) the renal function, as well as quantity status (blood pressure), are important to monitor while receiving Farxiga treatment.


Additional details

Always consult your physician to confirm that the information provided on this page is applicable to your specific situation.

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