FAQs ABOUT DAPAGLYN 10
What is DAPAGLYN 10 used for?
DAPAGLYN 10 is used to treat type 2 diabetes when cannot be controlled with diet and exercise (in adults and children aged 10 years and above), heart failure and chronic kidney disease in adults.
Can I stop taking DAPAGLYN 10 on my own?
Do not stop taking DAPAGLYN 10 on your own, without consulting your physician. Sudden discontinuation of DAPAGLYN 10 can make diabetes worse and increases the risk of other complications. Inform your doctor if there is no considerable improvement in your condition.
Can DAPAGLYN 10 affects pregnancy?
DAPAGLYN 10 is generally not recommended for use in second and third trimesters of pregnancy and stop taking the medicine if you become pregnant. Consult your doctor before taking DAPAGLYN 10 if you are planning for pregnancy.
Can DAPAGLYN 10 cause urinary tract infection?
Yes, using DAPAGLYN 10 may cause urinary tract infections in few peoples. Not every individual gets the side effect, so it is always better to practice good hygiene. Contact your doctor before taking DAPAGLYN 10.
Is DAPAGLYN 10 safe to use in children?
DAPAGLYN 10 should be used with caution in children aged 10 years and older for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus and it is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years of age for the treatment of heart failure or chronic kidney disease. Consult child’s doctor for advice regarding the use of DAPAGLYN 10.
What to do if I forget to take DAPAGLYN 10?
If you forget to take a dose of DAPAGLYN 10, take it as soon as you remember. However, omit the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not take the medicine twice to make up for a forgotten dose.
How does DAPAGLYN 10 work?
DAPAGLYN 10 works by blocking the SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter-2) protein in kidney causing elimination of blood sugar (glucose), salt (sodium) and water in the form of urine. These effects on the kidneys may also help improve your heart's ability to pump blood to the body and thus reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.