To avoid interactions and other adverse side effects, it is imperative that you talk to a doctor before you start using Dapagliflozin. Your doctor should know if any of the following conditions apply to you:
You are allergic to any of the ingredients contained in Dapagliflozin
You have type 1 diabetes
You suffer from high blood or urine ketone levels ( diabetic ketoacidosis)
Suffer from severe kidney problems or are on dialysis
Have bladder cancer
You are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant soon
Use other prescription, non-prescription medicine or herbal preparations
Use dietary supplements
You have low blood volume or are dehydrated
You must use Dapagliflozin exactly as directed by a doctor. You must also read the product label to learn more on dosing instructions. Take the tablets by mouth. The medicine can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. Always check with your doctor to know if you need to take more fluids while using the medicine.
You should take the medicine at the same time every day and on a regular schedule. This will help prevent the risk of forgetting a dose or overdosing accidentally. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember but only if it is not almost time for the next dose. Continue using the medicine even when you start feeling well.
Store at room temperature and far from direct heat and moisture. The medicine needs to be stored out of the reach of children and pets.
Persistent or severe headache
Symptoms of kidney problems
Dry eyes or mouth
Urinary tract infection
Irregular or fast heartbeat
One of the side effects of using Dapagliflozin is dizziness. You should avoid activities that require concentration after taking the medicine. This will help reduce the risk of accidents. Alcohol will worsen the dizziness.
Always carry an ID card on you at all times that says you have diabetes.
You have to follow the diet and exercise program while using Dapagliflozin. Regular exercise paired with proper dieting and regular blood sugar testing is crucial for the best results when using this medication. Always take care not to be dehydrated while using this medication.