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Brand name: Forxiga TM

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Active ingredients: dapagliflozin

What it is used for

Type 2 diabetes mellitus - Glycaemic control:,FORXIGA is indicated in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus as monotherapy as an adjunct to diet and exercise in patients for whom metformin is otherwise indicated but was not tolerated; as initial combination therapy with metformin, as an adjunct to diet and exercise, to improve glycaemic control when diet and exercise have failed to provide adequate glycaemic control and there are poor prospects for response to metformin monotherapy (for example, high initial haemoglobin A1c [HbA1c] levels); in combination with other anti-hyperglycaemic agents to improve glycaemic control, when these together with diet and exercise, do not provide adequate glycaemic control (see section 5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties Clinical trials and section 4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use for available data on different add-on combination therapies).,Type 2 diabetes mellitus - Prevention of hospitalisation for heart failure:,FORXIGA is indicated in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and established cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease to reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure (see section 5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties Clinical trials).,Heart failure:,FORXIGA is indicated in adults for the treatment of symptomatic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, as an adjunct to standard of care therapy (see section 5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties).

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Store in Original Container
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

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Visual appearance

Yellow, biconvex, diamond, film coated tablets with '10' engraved on one side and '1428' debossed on the other side.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on March 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient dapagliflozin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Reporting side effects

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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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