Forxiga is a medicine used to treat diabetes and heart failure.
In diabetes, the medicine is used in adults whose condition is not controlled well enough:
- In type 2 diabetes, it is used with appropriate diet and exercise in patients who cannot take metformin (another diabetes medicine). It can also be used as ‘add-on’ treatment to other diabetes medicines.
- In type 1 diabetes, Forxiga is used with insulin in overweight patients (body mass index of at least 27 kg/m2) when insulin on its own does not control blood sugar well enough.
In heart failure, Forxiga is used in adults who have symptoms of the disease and reduced ejection fraction (a measure of how well the heart pumps blood). Heart failure is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood around the body.
Forxiga contains the active substance dapagliflozin.
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dapagliflozin propanediol monohydrate
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151 85 Sodertalje
12/02/2021 Forxiga - EMEA/H/C/002322 - IG/1335/G
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Drugs used in diabetes
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Forxiga is indicated in adults for the treatment of insufficiently controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus as
an adjunct to diet and exercise
- as monotherapy when metformin is considered inappropriate due to intolerance.
- in addition to other medicinal products for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
For study results with respect to combination of therapies, effects on glycaemic control and
cardiovascular events, and the populations studied, see sections 4.4, 4.5 and 5.1.
Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Forxiga is indicated in adults for the treatment of insufficiently controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus as
an adjunct to insulin in patients with BMI ≥ 27 kg/m2, when insulin alone does not provide adequate
glycaemic control despite optimal insulin therapy.
Forxiga is indicated in adults for the treatment of symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced
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