Contain the active ingredient : Dapagliflozin, which is a type of medicine called an SGLT2 inhibitor.
In type 2 diabetes the cells in the body become resistant to the action of insulin. Insulin is the main hormone responsible for controlling the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It makes cells in the body remove sugar from the blood. When the cells are resistant to insulin this makes blood sugar levels rise too high.
Dapagliflozin works in the kidneys, where it allows the body to excrete excess sugar from the blood into the urine.
Normally, when the kidneys filter and clean the blood, glucose is filtered out of the blood at the same time. The glucose is then reabsorbed back into the blood by a mechanism called the sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2). The kidneys normally reabsorb glucose back into the blood even when the levels of glucose in the blood are too high, as in diabetes.
Dapagliflozin works by inhibiting the SGLT2 transporter. This allows excess glucose to be filtered out of the blood and excreted in the urine. This will reduce blood sugar levels.
Dapagliflozin has two other effects that may be of benefit for people with diabetes. Firstly, it may cause weight loss due to the loss of sugar from the body. Secondly, it causes a small increase in the amount of water being filtered out of the blood into the urine (diuresis). This may help to reduce blood pressure.
What is it used for?
Type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes) in adults aged 18 years and over.
Forxiga tablets can be used on their own to improve blood sugar control in people whose blood sugar is not controlled by changes to their diet and exercise alone, and who can't take an antidiabetic medicine called metformin.
Forxiga tablets can also be used for people with type 2 diabetes whose blood sugar is not sufficiently controlled by other antidiabetic medicines. It can be added to treatment with metformin, a sulphonylurea such as gliclazide or glibenclamide, or to treatment with insulin.
Size : 3 x 10's = 30 tablets/box