Farxiga (dapagliflozin)

Medically Reviewed By Victor Nguyen, PharmD, MBA

About Farxiga

Farxiga is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the following uses in adults:

Doctors can prescribe Farxiga for these conditions in certain situations. This drug also has some limitations of use. For more information about how the drug is used, see the “Farxiga: Uses” section below.

Key points

The following table provides key facts about Farxiga.

Active drug ingredient dapagliflozin
Drug class sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor
Form oral tablet

Finding a healthcare professional

If you’re interested in taking this drug, search here to find a doctor who might prescribe it.

Farxiga: Generic

Farxiga is a brand-name medication. It contains the active drug dapagliflozin. A generic version of Farxiga has been approved, but it will not be available for several years. A generic is an identical copy of the active drug found in a brand-name medication.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensures that generic drugs are as safe and effective as their original drug. Generics tend to be less expensive than brand-name drugs.

Farxiga: Side effects

As with most drugs, it’s possible to have side effects with Farxiga. These can include some mild side effects but also some serious ones.

To learn more about Farxiga’s side effects, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may also provide information about managing certain side effects of this drug.

Note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks and reviews side effects of drugs it has approved. If you would like to notify the FDA about a side effect you’ve had with Farxiga, you can do so through MedWatch.

Mild and serious side effects

Mild and serious side effects of Farxiga are listed in the table below. This table does not include all of Farxiga’s possible side effects.

Mild side effects* Serious side effects
influenza (the flu) or the common cold low blood sugar level
back pain dehydration, which may lead to kidney damage† or low blood pressure
constipation ketoacidosis (dangerously high level of acid in the blood)
nausea • Fournier’s gangrene (a severe and life threatening form of flesh-eating disease that affects the genitals)
• pain in the arms or legs • serious UTI†
dyslipidemia (levels of cholesterol or triglycerides that are too high or too low) allergic reaction
• problems with urination, such as increased urination or discomfort while urinating  
yeast infection  
• mild urinary tract infection (UTI)  

* This is not a complete list of Farxiga’s mild side effects. To learn about other mild side effects of this drug, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Or you can view the drug’s prescribing information.
† For more information about this side effect, see “Farxiga’s side effects explained” below.

Most times, mild side effects of a drug go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if any side effects become severe or don’t go away.

Serious side effects from Farxiga aren’t common, but they are possible. If you have serious side effects, call your doctor right away. However, if you’re having a medical emergency or your symptoms feel life threatening, call 911 or a local emergency number.

Farxiga’s side effects explained

Below, you can find detailed information about some of Farxiga’s side effects. To learn more about other side effects of this medication, talk with your doctor.  

Yeast infection

Yeast infections in females* are a common side effect of Farxiga. Yeast infections in males* are less common but may still occur. To learn more about how often this side effect occurred in clinical studies, see the drug’s prescribing information.

In females, yeast infections may cause symptoms such as:

  • burning or painful urination
  • swelling, redness, or itching in the vagina or vulva (tissue around the vagina)
  • white, thick vaginal discharge with a cottage cheese-like texture

In males, yeast infection symptoms may include:

  • itching in the affected area
  • skin discoloration in the affected area
  • white patches on the groin and penis

* Sex and gender exist on spectrums. In this article, use of the terms “male” and “female” refers to sex assigned at birth.

What to do

Before taking Farxiga, tell your doctor if you have a history of yeast infections. Also, tell them if you have yeast infections that keep coming back. These factors may increase your risk of developing a yeast infection with Farxiga.

If you have symptoms of a yeast infection while taking Farxiga, talk with your doctor. They can prescribe a medication to help treat the infection.

Kidney damage

In rare cases, Farxiga may cause dehydration, which could lead to kidney damage. Kidney damage wasn’t reported in clinical studies of Farxiga. However, it has been reported since the drug became available for use. To find out how often these side effects have occurred, see the drug’s prescribing information.

Symptoms of kidney damage can include:

  • trouble urinating or urinating more often than usual
  • fatigue
  • cloudy or dark urine
  • swelling in your ankles or feet

What to do

If you have symptoms of kidney damage while taking Farxiga, tell your doctor right away. They may order a blood test to check your kidney function.

If you have kidney damage, your doctor may lower your dosage of Farxiga. Or, they may advise a different treatment instead.

Urinary tract infection (UTI)

Mild urinary tract infections (UTIs) were common in clinical studies of Farxiga. In rare cases, more serious UTIs also occurred. To learn more about how often this side effect occurred in clinical studies, see the drug’s prescribing information.

Symptoms of a mild UTI can include:

  • painful urination
  • urinating smaller amounts of urine more frequently than usual
  • cloudy urine

Symptoms of a serious UTI can include:

  • fever
  • chills
  • back pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting

What to do

If you have symptoms of a mild UTI, tell your doctor. They can prescribe a treatment for the infection.

If you have symptoms of a serious UTI, call your doctor as soon as possible. They’ll likely have you go to the hospital right away.

Allergic reaction

As with most drugs, some people can have an allergic reaction after taking Farxiga. A more severe allergic reaction is rare but possible.

Possible symptoms of mild and serious allergic reactions are listed in the table below.

Mild allergic reaction symptoms Serious allergic reaction symptoms
flushing • swelling under your skin, possibly in your hands, feet, lips, or eyelids
rash • swelling in your throat or mouth
• itching trouble breathing

If you have an allergic reaction to Farxiga, call your doctor right away. This is important to do because the reaction could become severe.

However, if you’re having a medical emergency or your symptoms feel life threatening, call 911 or a local emergency number.

Farxiga: Uses

Prescription drugs, such as Farxiga, are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat certain conditions. Doctors sometimes prescribe drugs off-label for other conditions. With off-label use, doctors prescribe a drug for a purpose other than what it’s approved for.

Using Farxiga for treating type 2 diabetes

The FDA has approved Farxiga to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. For this condition, doctors prescribe Farxiga in combination with diet and exercise to help manage blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes is a condition that leads to high blood sugar.

Your body’s cells use blood sugar as their main source of energy. To do this, your pancreas releases a hormone called insulin, which helps move sugar from your blood into your cells.

With type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t use insulin properly. Over time, this can cause a high level of blood sugar. And having high blood sugar levels over a long period can lead to serious problems. These include kidney disease and heart disease.

Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:

  • fatigue
  • increased urination
  • increased hunger or thirst

Farxiga’s limitations of use

The manufacturer of Farxiga has noted some limitations of the drug’s use. These are situations in which treatment with the drug may not be recommended.

Doctors aren’t likely to prescribe Farxiga to treat type 1 diabetes. Doing so could increase the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in people with this condition. (DKA is a condition that causes a dangerously high level of acid in the blood.)

In addition, doctors likely won’t prescribe Farxiga to treat type 2 diabetes in people with moderate to severe kidney problems.

Using Farxiga for reducing the risk of hospitalization due to heart failure in certain people with diabetes

The FDA has approved Farxiga to reduce the risk of hospitalization due to heart failure in certain adults with type 2 diabetes. Having type 2 diabetes and certain risk factors can increase the risk of heart failure.

Specifically, doctors can prescribe Farxiga for this use in adults who have type 2 diabetes and either:

With heart failure, your heart doesn’t pump enough blood and oxygen to the rest of your body. This can lead to severe swelling in the body, especially in the ankles and feet.

Other symptoms of heart failure include:

  • fatigue
  • rapid weight gain
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

In some cases, heart failure symptoms can be severe enough to require treatment in the hospital.

Using Farxiga for reducing certain risks in people with heart failure

The FDA has approved Farxiga to reduce certain risks in adults who have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. (Reduced ejection fraction means the heart doesn’t pump enough blood to the rest of the body.)

Specifically, doctors can prescribe Farxiga to reduce the risk of:

  • death related to a blood vessel or heart problem
  • hospitalization due to heart failure

For symptoms of heart failure, see “Using Farxiga for reducing the risk of hospitalization due to heart failure in certain people with diabetes” above.

Using Farxiga for reducing certain risks in people with chronic kidney disease

The FDA has approved Farxiga to reduce certain risks in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Specifically, doctors can prescribe Farxiga to reduce the risk of:

With CKD, the kidneys stop working as they should. The kidneys usually help get rid of toxins and waste products from your blood. However, with CKD, the kidneys can’t get rid of these substances. This causes the substances to build up over time. This, in turn, can lead to other health problems, such as heart disease.

Symptoms of CKD can include:

  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • swelling in the hands, ankles, or feet

Farxiga’s limitations of use

The manufacturer of Farxiga has noted some limitations of the drug’s use. These are situations in which treatment with the drug may not be recommended.

Doctors typically won’t prescribe Farxiga to treat CKD in people who:

Taking Farxiga with other therapies

For diabetes, doctors prescribe Farxiga in combination with a healthy diet and exercise. Your doctor, dietitian, or nutritionist can help you create a diet plan that’s best for managing your blood sugar levels. They can also recommend exercises to help manage your condition.

In addition, doctors may prescribe Farxiga along with other diabetes drugs. Examples include:

Your doctor will determine if you’ll take Farxiga alone or with other treatments for your condition.

Using Farxiga in children

Doctors won’t recommend Farxiga for use in children. The drug is only approved for use in adults.

Finding a healthcare professional for Farxiga

If you’re interested in taking Farxiga, you can find a doctor who might prescribe it by searching here. You can prepare for your appointment by visiting Healthgrades’s appointment guide for type 2 diabetes, heart failure, or kidney disease.

Farxiga: Dosage

Below, you’ll find dosages that are commonly recommended for Farxiga. However, you should take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. They’ll recommend the dosage that’s best for your needs.

Most often, doctors start by prescribing a low dosage of Farxiga. Then, they’ll change the dosage over time to an amount that’s right for the condition being treated. Doctors typically prescribe the smallest dosage that gives the desired outcome.

The dosage of Farxiga that your doctor prescribes will depend on factors such as:

  • any health conditions you have
  • the condition you’re using Farxiga to treat and the severity of the condition

Farxiga’s forms and strengths

Farxiga is available as follows.

  • Form: oral tablet
  • Strength: 5 milligrams (mg) and 10 mg

Farxiga’s recommended dosages

Farxiga is used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. Farxiga is also used to reduce certain risks in people with type 2 diabetes, heart failure, or chronic kidney disease. To learn more about these conditions and how the drug is used, see the “Farxiga: Uses” section above.

Farxiga’s recommended dosage for type 2 diabetes in adults is as follows.

  • Starting dose: 5 mg once daily
  • Maintenance dose: 5 mg to 10 mg once daily
  • Maximum dose: 10 mg once daily

Farxiga’s recommended dosage for reducing certain risks in people with type 2 diabetes, heart failure, or chronic kidney disease is as follows.

  • Starting dose: 10 mg once daily
  • Maintenance dose: 10 mg once daily
  • Maximum dose: 10 mg once daily

Your doctor may prescribe a different dosage of Farxiga depending on several factors, such as the severity of any kidney problems you have. If you have questions about the best dosage for you, talk with your doctor.

Dosage considerations

Below are some things to consider about Farxiga’s dosage.

  • Missing a dose. If you miss a dose of Farxiga, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip your missed dose. You can take your next dose again at its usual time. If you aren’t sure whether to skip a missed dose or not, ask your doctor or pharmacist. View these medication reminder options to help avoid missing doses. You could also set an alarm, use a timer, or download a reminder app on your phone.
  • Length of treatment. Doctors typically prescribe Farxiga as a long-term treatment. You’ll likely take it long term if you and your doctor feel it’s safe and effective for your condition.

Farxiga: Alternatives

Doctors may prescribe drugs other than Farxiga for your condition. Certain drugs may work better for you than others.

Among other uses, Farxiga is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Here’s a summary of other drugs that doctors sometimes prescribe for this condition.

To learn more about some alternatives to Farxiga, view the following articles:

Your doctor can tell you about other similar drugs, such as:

For more information about alternatives to Farxiga, ask your doctor. They can tell you about other medications that could be prescribed for your condition.

Farxiga: Cost

Like other medications, prices for Farxiga may vary. The drug’s price will depend on factors such as:

If you have questions about the cost of 5-mg versus 10-mg tablets, or the drug’s cost with Medicare, ask your pharmacist.

Cost considerations for Farxiga

Here’s a list of things to consider when looking into the cost of Farxiga.

  • Option for a 90-day supply. For some drugs, it’s possible to get a 90-day supply. If this option is approved by your insurance company, it can help lower the cost of the drug. It can also help you avoid frequent trips to your pharmacy. If you’d like to learn more about this option, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company.
  • Need for prior authorization. Before insurance coverage for Farxiga is approved, your insurance company may require prior authorization. In this case, your doctor and insurance company will communicate about your prescription for Farxiga. Then, the insurance company will decide if the drug will be covered. To find out if you need prior authorization for Farxiga, contact your insurance company.
  • Possible cost assistance options. Financial assistance to help lower the cost of Farxiga is available. AstraZeneca, the manufacturer of the drug, offers a savings card to lower the cost of this drug. To learn more and determine whether you’re eligible for support, call 855-3FARXIGA (855-332-7944) or visit the manufacturer’s website. Also, check out this article to learn about ways to save on prescription drugs.
  • Use of a mail-order pharmacy. Farxiga may be dispensed through mail-order pharmacies. Getting your prescription through a mail-order pharmacy could lower its cost. It can also allow you to get the drug without leaving home. To find out more about this option, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company.
  • Availability of a generic form. Farxiga comes in a generic form called dapagliflozin. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics are typically less expensive than brand-name drugs. If your doctor prescribes Farxiga but you want to know about using dapagliflozin, talk with your doctor about which option might be better for you. Also, check your insurance plan because it might cover just one form or the other.

Farxiga: Consuming alcohol during treatment

It may be best to avoid consuming large amounts of alcohol while taking Farxiga.

This is because drinking alcohol can change your blood sugar level. And this could affect how well Farxiga works to treat type 2 diabetes.

If you drink alcohol, talk with your doctor about how much is safe for you to drink while taking Farxiga.

Farxiga: Interactions

Farxiga may interact with other medications and lab tests. It is not known to interact with any foods or supplements.

Different interactions can cause different effects. Some interactions can interfere with a drug’s effectiveness. Others can increase a drug’s side effects or cause them to be severe.

If any of the interactions listed below might pertain to you, talk with your doctor. They can tell you what you need to do to avoid the interaction.

  • Farxiga and certain other medications. Taking Farxiga with the following drugs may increase your risk of certain side effects from Farxiga. Your doctor can recommend if it’s safe to take Farxiga with these drugs. Examples include:
  • Farxiga and herbs and supplements. No herbs or supplements are known to interact with Farxiga. However, to be safe, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any of these products with Farxiga.
  • Farxiga and lab tests. In some cases, medications can affect the results of certain lab tests. This is possible with Farxiga and the following test:

Farxiga: Questions you may have

Here are some common questions about Farxiga and brief answers to them. If you’d like to know more about these topics, ask your doctor.

Does Farxiga cause hair loss?

No, Farxiga isn’t known to cause hair loss. This side effect wasn’t reported in clinical studies of the drug.

However, diabetes may cause hair loss. And Farxiga is used to treat type 2 diabetes. If you have hair loss while taking the drug for this condition, it’s likely related to diabetes instead of Farxiga.

To learn more about hair loss with diabetes or Farxiga, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Is Farxiga used for weight loss?

Farxiga isn’t approved for weight loss. However, you may lose a small amount of weight while taking the drug.

In clinical studies, people who took Farxiga lost a few pounds more than people who took a placebo. (A placebo is a treatment without an active drug.)

Because of its effect on weight, Farxiga may be used off-label for weight loss. (With off-label use, doctors prescribe a drug for a purpose other than what it’s approved for.) However, Farxiga is not approved for this purpose.

To learn more about the effects of Farxiga on weight, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Is Farxiga a diuretic?

No, Farxiga is not a diuretic. Instead, Farxiga belongs to a class of drugs called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.

Diuretics are used to treat high blood pressure along with other conditions. They work by reducing the amount of water and sodium (salt) in your body. Examples of diuretics include furosemide (Lasix) and bumetanide (Bumex).

SGLT2 inhibitors have some of the same effects on the body as diuretics. For example, SGLT2 inhibitors also reduce water and sodium levels. However, these drugs work differently than diuretics. To learn more, see “Farxiga: How it works” below.

Can bladder cancer occur with Farxiga use?

It isn’t likely.

There were reports of bladder cancer in early clinical studies of Farxiga. However, there hasn’t been enough information to know for sure whether Farxiga caused the cancer reported in the studies.

If you’re concerned about the risk of bladder cancer with Farxiga, talk with your doctor.

Will I have diarrhea with Farxiga?

Probably not. Diarrhea wasn’t reported as a side effect in clinical studies of Farxiga.

However, other diabetes drugs are known to cause diarrhea. For example, metformin (Fortamet, Glumetza, Riomet) and acarbose commonly cause this side effect.

If you have diarrhea with Farxiga, talk with your doctor. They can help determine other possible causes of this condition.

Can Farxiga make me tired?

Tiredness wasn’t reported as a side effect in clinical studies of Farxiga.

However, tiredness is a possible symptom of heart failure and chronic kidney disease. Farxiga is used to reduce certain risks in people with these conditions. So, it’s possible you may feel tired while taking Farxiga for these uses. However, tiredness is likely related to your condition, not Farxiga.

If you have tiredness while taking Farxiga, talk with your doctor. They can suggest ways to help ease this symptom.

Farxiga: How it works

Farxiga is approved for the following uses in certain situations:

To learn how Farxiga is used for these conditions, see the “Farxiga: Uses” section above.

Farxiga belongs to a class of drugs called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors. Its mechanism of action (the way it works) is to cause your kidneys to filter more water, sodium (salt), and sugar out of the blood.

After these substances leave the blood, they go into the urine and leave your body when you urinate.

Having less water, sodium, and sugar in the blood helps ease symptoms of type 2 diabetes, heart failure, and CKD.  

How long does Farxiga take to start working?

Farxiga starts working as soon as you take your first dose. However, it may take several weeks for symptoms of your condition to ease.

Farxiga: Precautions

Tell your doctor about your health history before starting treatment with Farxiga. Your doctor may not recommend this medication if you have certain factors affecting your health or specific medical conditions.

These factors and conditions include those listed below.

  • Pancreatitis or pancreas surgery. Before starting treatment with Farxiga, be sure to tell your doctor if you have pancreatitis. Also, tell them if you’ve had surgery on your pancreas. These factors can increase your risk of ketoacidosis with Farxiga. (Ketoacidosis refers to a dangerously high level of acid in the blood.) Your doctor can advise whether it’s safe for you to take Farxiga.
  • Kidney problems. Before taking Farxiga, tell your doctor if you have kidney problems. Farxiga may cause dehydration as a side effect, which could worsen your kidney condition. If you have kidney problems, your doctor may prescribe a lower dosage of Farxiga than usual.
  • Planned surgery. Tell your doctor if you have any planned surgeries. Having surgery may increase your risk of ketoacidosis with Farxiga. To help lower this risk, your doctor may have you temporarily stop taking Farxiga for 3 days leading up to surgery.
  • History of urinary tract infection (UTI) or problems with urination. Farxiga may cause UTIs as a side effect. People who have a history of UTIs or problems with urination may have a higher risk of this side effect. Talk with your doctor about whether Farxiga is the right treatment option for you.
  • History of yeast infections. Before taking Farxiga, tell your doctor if you have a history of yeast infections. Also, tell them if you have yeast infections that keep coming back. Farxiga can cause yeast infections. You may have a higher risk of this side effect if you’ve had these infections in the past. Talk with your doctor about whether Farxiga is right for you.
  • Allergic reaction. Your doctor will likely not prescribe Farxiga if you’ve had an allergic reaction to it or any of its ingredients. To find out about other treatment options, talk with your doctor.
  • Pregnancy. It may not be safe to take Farxiga during pregnancy. If you’d like to learn more about taking Farxiga while pregnant, view the “Farxiga: Taking while pregnant” section below.
  • Breastfeeding. It’s not known whether Farxiga passes into breast milk. If you’d like to learn more about taking Farxiga while breastfeeding, view the “Farxiga: Taking while breastfeeding” section below.

To learn more about effects of Farxiga that could be harmful, see the “Farxiga: Side effects” section above.

Farxiga: Overdose

For some drugs, taking more than the recommended dosage may lead to unwanted symptoms or overdose. Do not take more Farxiga than your doctor advises.

What to do if you take too much Farxiga

Call your doctor if you think you’ve taken too much of this drug. Also, you can call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. However, if your symptoms are severe, call 911 or your local emergency number. Or go to the nearest emergency room right away.

Farxiga: How to take

Your doctor will recommend how you should take Farxiga. It’s important that you take the drug exactly as your doctor instructs.

Farxiga comes as an oral tablet. You’ll take the drug by swallowing the tablets.

Questions about taking Farxiga

Here’s a list of common questions related to taking Farxiga.

  • When should I take Farxiga? You’ll likely take Farxiga once daily. View these medication reminder options to help avoid missing doses. You could also set an alarm, use a timer, or download a reminder app on your phone.
  • Do I need to take Farxiga with food? You can take Farxiga with or without food.
  • Can Farxiga be chewed, split, or crushed? The manufacturer of Farxiga doesn’t state whether the tablets can be chewed, split, or crushed. If you have trouble swallowing Farxiga tablets, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Is there a best time of day to take Farxiga? No, there isn’t a best time of day to take Farxiga. The drug is typically taken once daily. It can be taken any time of day, but try to take your doses around the same time every day. 

Farxiga: Taking while pregnant

It isn’t known whether Farxiga is safe to take while pregnant. There haven’t been enough human studies of the drug to know for sure.

Animal studies have shown harm to offspring born to pregnant animals who were given the drug. However, animal studies don’t always predict what will happen in humans.

Due to this risk, your doctor will likely recommend that you don’t take Farxiga during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.

If you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy, talk with your doctor about other medications that may be a safer option for you.

Farxiga and birth control needs

Doctors aren’t sure whether it’s safe to take Farxiga during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor about your birth control needs with Farxiga if you’re sexually active and you or your partner can become pregnant. Your doctor can recommend if you should use birth control with this medication.

Farxiga: Taking while breastfeeding

It isn’t known whether Farxiga passes into breast milk. So, it isn’t known if the drug may affect children who are breastfed.

If Farxiga does pass into breast milk, the drug could cause side effects in a breastfed child. Because of this risk, it’s recommended that you avoid breastfeeding while taking Farxiga.

If you’re breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed, talk with your doctor before taking Farxiga. They can recommend healthy ways to feed your child while you take the drug.

Farxiga: Expiration, storage, and disposal

Here’s some information about Farxiga’s expiration date, as well as how to store and dispose of the drug.

  • Expiration. Your pharmacist will add an expiration date to the label on Farxiga’s bottle. This date is usually 1 year from the date the medication was dispensed to you. Expiration dates help ensure that a medication is effective during a given period. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises that you avoid using expired drugs. If you have an unused medication and it’s past the drug’s expiration date, talk with your pharmacist. They can let you know whether you might still be able to use the medication.
  • Storage. Many factors determine how long a medication remains good to use. These factors include how and where you store the drug. Farxiga tablets should be stored at room temperature between 68°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C). The drug can temporarily be stored at temperatures between 59°F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C), such as when traveling. Avoid storing it in areas where it could get damp or wet, such as bathrooms.
  • Disposal. It’s important to safely dispose of Farxiga if you no longer need to take it and have unused medication. Doing so helps prevent others, including children and pets, from accidentally taking the drug. It also helps avoid causing harm to the environment. Ask your pharmacist for information about disposing of Farxiga. Also, check out this page for several tips on safe medication disposal.

Farxiga: Questions for your doctor

If you have questions about Farxiga, talk with your doctor. They can help advise you on whether Farxiga could be a good treatment option for you.

Here’s a list of questions you may want to ask your doctor:

  • Will taking Farxiga cure my condition?
  • Does stopping Farxiga cause withdrawal symptoms?
  • Do I need to take Farxiga along with other medications for my condition?

Your doctor may also tell you about other treatment options for your condition. You may find this article helpful in learning about alternative drugs for type 2 diabetes. And check out our selection of videos on diabetes and heart health.

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Medical Reviewer: Victor Nguyen, PharmD, MBA
Last Review Date: 2022 Apr 11
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