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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


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


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)