Aside from watching what you eat, medications can help you manage your diabetes, too. Find out how Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) may be the right diabetes treating drug for you.
What is Dapagliflozin (Farxiga), and what does it do?
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) is used to treat type 2 diabetes. People with Type 2 diabetes and heart problems may potentially benefit from this medication. Certain heart failure patients are also less likely to be hospitalized or die as a result of taking this medication.
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) is a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor that works in the kidneys to prevent the re-absorption of sugar and sodium into your body. Blood sugar levels are lowered because it causes your body to expel excess sugar through urination. By preventing sodium absorption, the heart is able to fill up with blood and pump it throughout the body more easily.
What dosages of Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) are available?
The following are available dosages and forms of Dapagliflozin (Farxiga):
- 5 mg
- 10 mg
What side effects are common with taking Dapagliflozin (Farxiga)?
The most common side effects of Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) are:
- Back pain
- Mild skin rash
- Peeing often
Some people experience more serious side effects from Dapagliflozin (Farxiga), including:
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Dry and sticky mouth
- Feeling cold
- Pain in the back or side
- Swelling in the groin or perineal area
If you are taking Dapagliflozin (Farxiga), and you start to experience side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Does Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) interact with other medications?
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) has been known to interact poorly with other medications, supplements and herbs.
When taking Dapagliflozin (Farxiga), you should avoid taking:
- Medicines for high blood pressure (Ramipril, Amlodipine)
- Insulin or gliclazide
Who should NOT take Dapagliflozin (Farxiga)?
Not all people can take Dapagliflozin (Farxiga). Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) may not be a good choice if:
- You are allergic to Dapagliflozin or similar medications
- You are suffering from kidney or liver disease
- You have hypotension
- You have a history of Urinary Tract Infections trying to get pregnant
What drugs are similar to Dapagliflozin (Farxiga)?
Other drugs that are similar to Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) include:
Does Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) have a generic form?
Dapagliflozin is a generic drug that is prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. Farxiga is its brand name form.
What is the price of Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) without insurance?
The average retail price of Dapagliflozin without insurance is $737.55 for 30 tablets, 10 mg. Look up Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) on NSUR’s NSURx price look-up tool to find the pharmacy nearest to you with the lowest price.
How can I save money on Dapagliflozin (Farxiga)?
NSUR offers a prescription discount card called NSURx to help you save money on your Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) prescriptions.
Simply present your NSURx card to the pharmacist the next time you fill a prescription of Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) at your local pharmacy, and you could save up to 80% on your prescription costs! Moreover, every time you fill a prescription using NSURx, you will receive NSUR Coin as a reward, which you can use to buy goods and services on our health and wellness shopping platform.
Over 35,000 pharmacies accept NSURx prescriptions, including major chains like Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart and smaller, independent retailers in your neighborhood.
There is no limit on the number of prescriptions you can fill using NSURx or the frequency at which you can fill them. You can even use NSURx to get discounts on other prescriptions for your friends and family (including pets!).
Visit NSURx’s price lookup tool to see how much you can start saving today on your Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) prescriptions and to find the nearest pharmacy to you that accepts NSURx, or call +1 (855) 917-6216. Most users have a pharmacy within 2 miles of their home that takes NSURx.