Forxiga is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes, heart failure and chronic (long-term) kidney disease.
In type 2 diabetes, Forxiga is used in adults and children from 10 years of age whose condition is not controlled well enough. 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 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.
In chronic kidney disease, Forxiga is used in adults with reduced kidney function.
Forxiga contains the active substance dapagliflozin.
Forxiga : EPAR - Medicine overview (PDF/128.03 KB)
First published: 07/12/2012
Last updated: 05/01/2022
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|Agency product number||
dapagliflozin propanediol monohydrate
|International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name||
|Therapeutic area (MeSH)||
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
|Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code||
|Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union||
151 85 Sodertalje
23/06/2022 Forxiga - EMEA/H/C/002322 - WS2284
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Drugs used in diabetes
Forxiga is indicated in adults and children aged 10 years and above 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, cardiovascular and renal events, and the populations studied.
- Forxiga is indicated in adults for the treatment of symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.
Chronic kidney disease
- Forxiga is indicated in adults for the treatment of chronic kidney disease.
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