Dapagliflozin 5mg Tablets


Dapagliflozin 5 mg tablets are a medicine that is mostly used to treat type 2 diabetes.

Dapagliflozin is part of a group of medications called SGLT2 inhibitors. It helps to remove sugar from the body by making the kidneys not absorb as much, so the sugar is sent out in pee. This can help reduce high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. The amount of medicine a person takes can be different depending on what they need and what their healthcare provider suggests.

Dapagliflozin 5 mg tablets are often given to people with type 2 diabetes as part of their overall treatment. They are usually given together with changes in diet, exercise, and sometimes other medications for diabetes.

How to use Dapagliflozin 5 mg Tablets

Here’s a general guide on how to use Dapagliflozin 5 mg tablets: 

  • Follow the instructions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist.
  • The regular amount for adults and children above 10 years old is 5 mg. You should take it by mouth once a day, whether with or without food.
  • Take the pill as a whole without crushing, breaking, or chewing it.
  • Taking the tablet at the same time every day means you should always take the tablet at a consistent time each day.
  • Make sure to regularly test your blood sugar levels and tell your doctor if there are any big changes.
  •  If you happen to forget to take your medicine, just take it as soon as you remember.
  • Do not take two doses if you forgot to take one.

Benefits of Dapagliflozin 5 mg Tablets

Dapagliflozin 5mg tablets might have some positive effects.

  • Reducing the amount of sugar in the blood of adults who have type 2 diabetes.
  • Assisting in getting better control over blood sugar levels.
  •  It may be good for the heart and kidneys of people with type 2 diabetes.

Side Effects of Dapagliflozin 5 mg Tablets

Some of the potential side effects of dapagliflozin 5mg tablets may include:

  • Feeling hungry
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sweating
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Low blood sugar levels, especially while sleeping
  • Frequent urination
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Dry mouth
  • Fainting or lightheadedness upon standing up from a seated or lying position
  • Coughing

Precautions of Dapagliflozin 5 mg Tablets

There are a few things you should do to be safe when taking dapagliflozin 5mg tablets.

  • Tell your doctor if you have any allergies to dapagliflozin or any other medicines.
  • Tell your doctor if you have problems with your kidneys or liver, or if you’re not getting enough water.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, thinking about getting pregnant, or currently breastfeeding, because it is not known if dapagliflozin is safe in these situations.
  • Dapagliflozin may lower blood pressure, especially when taken with certain other medications. Let your doctor know if you are taking any other medicines, like ones your doctor prescribed, ones you bought without a prescription, or any herbal supplements.
  • Be careful if you want to drive or use heavy machines because dapagliflozin might make you feel dizzy or lightheaded.
  • Let your doctor know right away if you notice any signs of low blood sugar, like sweating, shaking, or having trouble focusing.
  • Dapagliflozin could make you more likely to get urinary tract or genital infections. Let your doctor know if you have any problems when you pee, like burning or pain. Also, tell them if you need to pee a lot or if you have any strange discharge or itching in your private area.

Dapagliflozin 5mg Tablets

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