Dapagliflozin: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT DAPAGLIFLOZIN
DAPAGLIFLOZIN belongs to a group of medicines called oral anti-diabetics. It is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus in adult patients.
• Low blood sugar levels
• Genital infection
• Back pain
• Frequent urination
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR DAPAGLIFLOZIN
• Take DAPAGLIFLOZIN with or without food daily at the same time for best results.
• DAPAGLIFLOZIN can be prescribed along with other medicines to control blood sugar levels such as insulin or a GLP-1 receptor agonist.
• A low-carbohydrate healthy diet along with exercising is highly recommended to enhance and compliment treatment with DAPAGLIFLOZIN.
• DAPAGLIFLOZIN is not recommended for children, adolescents and for older adults (over 75 of age).
• Inform your doctor if you have kidney problem, liver or heart problems.
• Regularly monitor your blood sugar levels despite medicine intake.
• Your doctor will check your kidneys before and during the treatment to monitor your kidney functioning because DAPAGLIFLOZIN helps the body to filter excess glucose from kidneys.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does DAPAGLIFLOZIN work? A. DAPAGLIFLOZIN works by blocking a protein in the kidneys known as sodium glucose co-transporter which helps in eliminating blood glucose via urine output. This helps in controlling blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetic patients.
Q. Can I take DAPAGLIFLOZIN with diuretics? A. No, you are not suggested to take DAPAGLIFLOZIN with diuretics. Combination of both can lead to loss of excess fluid from the body and may cause extreme thirst and dehydration. Check with your doctor before taking the two together.
Q. Does DAPAGLIFLOZIN cause urinary tract infection? A. Yes, DAPAGLIFLOZIN may cause urinary tract infection. It might be caused due to high urine glucose content in urine. Susceptibility can be increased with longer duration and severity of diabetes. In case if you experience fever, burning sensation when urinating, experience back pain or find blood in urine then consult your doctor right away without any further delay.
Q. Can I consume alcohol with DAPAGLIFLOZIN? A. No, you are recommended not to consume alcohol while taking DAPAGLIFLOZIN because alcohol may increase your blood sugar levels leading to poor control of diabetes.
Q. Can I stop taking DAPAGLIFLOZIN on my own? A. No, this is a dependent blood sugar lowering anti-diabetes medication. So, please do not stop on your own. In case of any discomfort, discuss with your doctor and your doctor may suggest some alternative medicine.