User Reviews for Farxiga to treat Diabetes, Type 2
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Reviews for Farxiga
"Started it and within the first week it caused severe dehydration and diarrhea (at least 6-10 times daily). Couldn't keep solid food and made me feel dizzy, disoriented. Had to go to the emergency room because of this. I don't think doctors or the drug companies are giving their patients enough warning about how dangerous this could be."
"Short and sweet. This doesn't work for me. Causes stomach ache, constipation, itching, yeast infection, fatigue and HIGH blood sugar readings. Every issue mentioned on this site, I have dealt with."
"Very scary! Have had horrible hair loss for the last 2 or 3 months with no idea why. On my 2nd visit to the dermatologist she asked me if I have been taking any new medications. The only recent change was Farxiga. I had been taking 10 mg. Daily for several months. My stomach has been bad and scalp is itchy, too. I will not be taking this any more."
"I was on Farxiga for over two years and thought it was my wonder drug. My blood sugar control was excellent. All was well until a year ago when suddenly I was being flown by helicopter to the nearest ICU. I was in a coma and in end stage (DKA) Diabetic Ketoacidosis. I woke up three days later to learn what had happened to me. I was informed that the Farxiga was the cause. I haven’t fully recovered and have been unable to control my sugars since. I’m writing this to encourage people to educate themselves on what DKA is and the signs. My blood sugar was only 7 when I first went to the ER, and by the time I was being flown out, it had climbed to over 40. Signs for me we’re sudden onset weakness and shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, severe headache and muscle pain, loss of appetite leading to extreme breathing problems (kussmal breathing) and finally unconsciousness. Even though Health Canada had issued a warning concerning this risk, but I was never informed of it."
"Been taking Faxiga over a year now for faxiga & definitely the best medicine I've had for my Type 2 Diabetes. A1C is 6.3 and holding. I have to urinate quite often - but that's fine. The Farxiga has helped me loose weight - I've lost 20+ lbs over the last year, too. VERY happy about that! My ONLY problem is the cost. Even w/ my insurance it's quite a hit on the wallet each month. Really hoping it will be available as a generic soon."
"Farxiga has worked great for me. I have been taking for 18 months and luckily have not had the side effects from the other posts except for having to urinate more often. What it has done for me is gotten me off my daily shot of Tresiba and cut in half my weekly Trulicity so I can't recommend it enough as it has done more for my plan than anything else. Good Luck."
"I used Farxiga for 3 years and got yeast infections in my groin area and on my penis. Then I got a flesh eating bacteria in my groin area and had to have surgery. It also effected my elbow, ear and jaw and they thought it was TMJ. Since I have stopped taking this medication everything is back to normal except my diabetes."
"Hair fall out, dry hair, thinning. Yeast infection, blood in urine not a good medication. Bloating not good"
"Hi ,I'm Jenny from South Africa , my doctor prescribes FORXIGA two months ago. My side effects are: severe vaginal thrush, leg and hip cramps, night sweats, difficulty getting out of bed and staying tired. But the fact that weight loss is going to happen , I WILL STICK IT OUT , Lol"
"I started taking farxiga 5 mg daily for my diabetes and experienced blood with clots in my urine. My Dr discontinued it and all those bad symptoms disappears"
"Been on Farxiga 10mg for just over 2 months for Type 2 Diabetes. After about a month had joint pain all over, legs, ankles, arms & hands every joint ached and got worse. Hands now have gotten swollen & hard to use fingers. I told my Dr I wanted off, that I wasn't going to take this drug anymore. He didn't test my sugar levels so I don't know if it even lowered them."
"Terrible medication. Ran my blood sugar up and caused really bad yeast infection. Doctor took me of of it. Took for two years first year being ok second song all kinds of problems."
"Works well... I already drink 2 gal of water a day so I can't say it made my trips to the bathroom more frequent. No negative side effects. As with any med, I believe it will only work with a strict diet and exercise. Overall, it's part of a plan that has saved my life."
"I took this medication for 3 days before I began to itch from front to back ! This is very painful. I immediately stopped taking it and thought this would stop the itching. Boy was I wrong! Day 2, after I stopped Forxiga, I woke up with hives, my scalp itched really badly and I just felt really sick. This is day four and the itching is less intense. My blood sugar actually rose significantly while on Farxiga. My AIC was 8.2 at my last Dr. visit. Farxiga has had one very positive effect! I’ve lost all desire for sweets and carbs! NOTHING tastes good enough to endure this torture. I seriously don’t know how this medication received FDA approval!"
"Guys why are you taking drugs when you only need to exercise and eat more healthy, taking drugs does not fix the problem its makes you worse I was on that stuff and stopped all medication exercise more and eating less carbs still checked my blood levels on a daily bases all good feel great and all problems come good even my ed and libido come good all naturally no viagra needed..."
"I've been taking Farxiga 10 mg once a day for a little over a year. The only adverse side-effects I have experienced was having to pee a little more often and the volume has increased as well. This may also be partly due to the fact that I drink a lot of water and other liquids daily. I feel very lucky that my adverse side-effects were so mild compared to the majority of the posters. I have had one very welcome side-effects from taking Farxiga; Weight Loss. When I started taking Farxiga I weighed a little over 260 lbs. and I stand 5'11" tall and have a wide frame. This morning I weighed 165 lbs. I'm trying to keep my weight between 170-175 lbs. without throwing my a1c out of whack. I haven't weighed this little since I was 17 years old."
"This drug has made my hair fall out and makes me confused and tired. I feel like it is poisoning me"
"I take this drug as prescribed and my blood sugar shoots up to 223. It makes my hair fall out, makes me sleepy and confused"
"This is an update to a review from Feb. 2018. Farxiga was terrible for my A1c. 3 months ago it was 8.4 and now just tested at 8.2. Not good. My doctor just added Bydureon Bcise back with Farxiga as I have been on Farxiga for at least 10 months and blood sugars are the most terrible I have ever had in my life while taking Farxiga. Hoping taking Bydureon again will have the great effects in controlling blood sugar as before. Had to go off Bydureon in the past due to insurance denial and cost. Doctor gave me a savings card to bypass the "bull" and outrageous cost from the insurance company. Too bad the insurance companies are only out for the money and not the health of people. Such a crying shame. So much for our supposed revised national insurance system! That is a whole other discussion...."
"Started taking 10mg Farxiga about 1 year ago, within 1 week I had developed Balanoposthitis (inflammation of the head of the penis), which I see to now have most of the time. 6 months after first taking it I started getting a red itchy skin rash in my arms pits and groin. It took about 4 weeks to clear up. 1 month ago the rash came back and is now all over my groin and lower back, armpits and bottom. Has anyone else experienced this? My doctor is useless and didn't even discuss potential side effects prior to prescribing this medication. I have now decided to come off it, and stopped it yesterday."
"Started out fine. As it built up in my system over many months I was getting a very dry mouth and then dry eyes. I thought my problems were over when I stopped taking the drug, but gut pain got really bad. I had stopped taking Farxiga 3 weeks before the abdominal pain got so bad, and also included a really bad headache. Sure didn't help with thinking, I double pay the electric bill. Evidently I'd became dehydrated. The low salt diet hadn't helped the situation."
"Started taking Farxiga about 3 wks ago for the second time. The first time I quit was having terrible yeast infections after 2 weeks. This time I was prescribed Fuconazole along with Farxiga. Took one every week when I noticed the yeast infection was coming back. My husband noticed that he was finding my hair everywhere and I just went to my hairdresser who asked in I was on a new medication as my hair was broken and the new growth was thin!! That's it no more drugs. Have taken Metformin (horrible diarrhea & UTI) and tried all the new "wonder drugs" all had bad side effects. Tired of being a guinea pig! Has any of the above contributors that lost hair had it grow back?"
"I would advise everyone to quit Farxiga AND ivokona. I have been on it for a year and it wasn't bad at first but I've had numerous kidney infections and lately it a been making me so sick( cold sweats, dehydration, weird feeling when peeing) And USA Today just dropped an article this week of these two drugs cause flesh eating bacteria in the genitals. I'm not kidding at all. Just do an internet search Farxiga and flesh eating bacteria. There you will see plenty of brand new info about how DANGEROUS this is. My farxiga script is in the trash and I'm scared to death of the damage I have been doing for the last year"
"I had been on Invokana for a couple weeks, but had to stop due to intense vaginal itching, and the itch went away. I told my Doc and he put me on "Farxiga", and after about 3 weeks, the itching came back so bad it was unbelievable - not good. Off it now for about a week, and the itch is almost gone. Never again."
"I was started on Farxiga as my first Type II drug about 6 weeks ago. I started with a fasting reading of 360, and in those 6 weeks have regular readings below 180 after eating. I have had slight side effects - some headaches and dehydration (I think the headaches are actually linked to being dehydrated), and a lot of urinating, but so far nothing major. Bonus - I've even lost about 8 pounds in that time with very little change to my eating habits (I still eat sweets, but have cut back a some, but not nearly as much as I should) and adding very moderate exercise, like walking an extra 30 minutes a couple times a week. I'm basically trying to keep to 60-75 g of carbs for each meal, and this has worked well for me. My doctor was worried about cost, but I got a 3 month supply for about $33 (CVS prescription plan through my work). So far I'm very happy with Farxiga, but this being my first Diabetes drug, I have nothing to compare it to at this time."
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