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Dapagliflozin

INFORMATION

Uses

Dapagliflozin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Dapagliflozin increases the loss of sugar through the kidney.

Common side effects

Frequent urge to urinate, Dizziness, Fall in blood sugar level, Urinary tract infection

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

Expert advice

  • Drink plenty of water and stay well hydrated.
  • Notify your doctor right away if you have nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, tiredness, or trouble breathing.This could be due to ketoacidosis (increased ketones in your blood or urine).
  • Notify your doctor if you are or are planning to become pregnant.
  • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. A planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines. 
  • Dapagliflozin does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.

Frequently asked questions

Dapagliflozin

Q.How long does dapagliflozin take to work?
Dapagliflozin works 2 hour after its administration wherein it reaches peak concentration.


Content on this page was last updated on 05 December, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)