What is Dapagliflozin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Farxiga Forxiga

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See also: Dapagliflozin-Metformin Xigduo

Dapagliflozin is an oral medication used to treat Type 2 Diabetes. This agent exerts its effect by increasing the amount of glucose (or sugar) that the body passes from the blood into the urine, thereby lowering blood glucose levels.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 36 27
Increased A1C 6 3
Polycystic ovary syndrome 1 0
Prediabetes 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 3
Moderate 5
Mild 5
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dapagliflozin

Side effect Patients Percentage
Frequent urination 3
Sore throat 2
Thrush 2
Decreased kidney function 1
Diarrhea 1
Frequent daytime urination 1

Show all 15 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Dapagliflozin

Dosage Patients Percentage
10 mg daily 4

Why patients stopped taking Dapagliflozin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Dapagliflozin

Duration

Currently taking Dapagliflozin

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Dapagliflozin

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 25
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 25
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 12
Not specified 14

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Dapagliflozin after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Metformin (Metformin ER) 4
Liraglutide (Victoza) 3
Pioglitazone (Actos) 3
Exenatide (Bydureon) 2
Gliclazide (Diamicron) 2

Show all 13 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Dapagliflozin and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Empaglifozin (Jardiance) 3
Sitagliptin (Januvia) 2
Dulaglutide (Trulicity) 1
Empagliflozin-metformin (Synjardy) 1
Gliclazide (Diamicron) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:
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