I am Type 2 and have been taking 10 mg Farxiga for almost 3 years. I also take 1700 MG of Metformin and 100 MG of Januvia daily. I also take Lantus insulin at night. I have been diagnosed with diabetes since July 2012 and have had medications added over time to stabilize my A1c. My numbers are slowly moving in the right direction and now I can focus on weight loss so I can get off all meds in time. My last A1c in April 2016 was 8.3, down from 9.1 the prior 4 months. I see my PCP in September and will discuss all of this with her. Thanks for all feedback.
Farxiga (dapagliflozin) helps control blood sugar levels and is used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. It works by helping the kidneys get rid of glucose from your bloodstream.
Diabetes is a lifelong illness. Some people can restore their blood sugar levels to normal by eating a healthy diet, regularly exercising, and losing weight but most people need to take life long diabetes medicines. As a patient ages insulin resistance usually increases and as a result additional treatment is required over time.
In response to your question then if you were to stop Farxiga your numbers would not be as stable as they have been. In fact you will probably see a rise in your blood sugar levels and begin to feel unwell. I would not recommend stopping Farxiga without talking with your doctor. It sounds as though it is working well for you.
- Farxiga Information for Consumers
- Farxiga Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Farxiga (detailed)
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