14 Tablet(s) in a Strip Mfr: Astrazeneca Pharma India Ltd Country of Origin: NA
M.R.P.: Rs.761.60

What is FORXIGA 5MG?

  • FORXIGA 5MG contains dapagliflozin which belongs to a group of medicines called “oral anti-diabetics”
Therapeutic Uses
Warning & Precautions
Directions & For Use
Side Effects
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What FORXIGA 5MG is used for?

  • FORXIGA 5MG is used for a type of diabetes called “type 2 diabetes mellitus” in adult patients (aged 18 years and older) used if diabetes cannot be controlled with other anti-diabetics, diet and exercise

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Pregnancy & Breast Feeding

Children & Adolescents

Driving & Using Machines

Talk to your doctor, before taking this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to dapagliflozin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • have “type 1 diabetes”
  • have a kidney or liver problem
  • have a history of serious heart disease or if you have had a stroke
  • have very high levels of glucose in your blood which may make you dehydrated (lose too much body fluid)
  • often get infections of the urinary tract
  • are 75 years old or older
  • have an increase in the amount of red blood cells in your blood, seen in tests
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
  • FORXIGA 5MG is not recommended for children and adolescents under 18 years of age, because it has not been studied in these patients
  • FORXIGA 5MG has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines
  • Taking this medicine with other medicines called sulphonyl urea or with insulin can cause to low blood sugar levels (hypo-glycaemia), which may cause symptoms such as shaking, sweating and change in vision, and may affect your ability to drive and use machines
  • Do not drive or use any tools or machines if you feel dizzy while taking FORXIGA 5MG

Tell your doctor, if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.

Especially tell your doctor, if you are taking:

  • a medicine used to remove water from the body (diuretic)
  • other medicines that lower the amount of sugar in your blood such as insulin or a “sulphonyl urea” medicine
  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
  • The recommended dose is one 10 mg tablet each day
  • Your doctor may start you on a 5mg dose if you have a liver problem
  • Swallow the tablet whole with half a glass of water
  • You can take this medicine with or without food
  • You can take the tablet at any time of the day. However, try to take it at the same time each day. This will help you to remember to take it

Taking this medicine

Your doctor may prescribe FORXIGA 5MG together with other medicine(s) to lower the amount of sugar in your blood. These may be medicine(s) by mouth or given by injection, such as insulin or a GLP-1 receptor agonist. Remember to take these other medicine(s) as your doctor has told you

If you take more FORXIGA 5MG

  • If you take more FORXIGA 5MG tablet than you should, talk to a doctor or go to a hospital immediately

If you forget to take FORXIGA 5MG

If you forget to take a tablet, it depends on how long it is until your next dose

  • If it is 12 hours or more until your next dose, take a dose of FORXIGA 5MG as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time
  • If it is less than 12 hours until your next dose, skip the missed dose. Then take your next dose at the usual time
  • Do not take a double dose of FORXIGA 5MG to make up for a forgotten dose

If you stop taking FORXIGA 5MG

  • Do not stop taking FORXIGA 5MG without talking to your doctor first. Your blood sugar may increase without this medicine
Very Rare

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

  • loss of too much fluid from your body (dehydration)
  • urinary tract infection
  • genital infection (thrush) of your penis or vagina (signs may include irritation, itching, unusual discharge or odour)
  • back pain
  • passing more water (urine) than usual or needing to pass water more often
  • changes in the amount of cholesterol or fats in your blood (shown in tests)
  • increases in the amount of red blood cells in your blood (shown in tests)
  • decreases in creatinine renal clearance (shown in tests)
  • dizziness, rash
  • low blood sugar levels (hypo-glycaemia) - when taking this medicine with a sulphonyl urea or insulin
  • thirst
  • constipation
  • awakening from sleep at night to pass urine
  • dry mouth
  • weight decreased
  • increases in creatinine or urea (shown in laboratory blood tests)
  • decrease in kidney function
  • diabetic ketoacidosis


Additional Information

What is type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin, and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Your body can also make too much sugar. When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood. This can lead to serious medical conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, and amputation.

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25ºC)

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