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User Reviews for Dapagliflozin to treat Diabetes, Type 2

Also known as: Farxiga

Dapagliflozin has an average rating of 4.5 out of 10 from a total of 126 ratings for the treatment of Diabetes, Type 2. 29% of those users who reviewed Dapagliflozin reported a positive effect, while 50% reported a negative effect.

Dapagliflozin Rating Summary

4.5/10 average rating

126 ratings from 138 user reviews.

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Reviews for Dapagliflozin

JohnandJaneQPublic · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 8, 2021

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “I have fought with my weight for years and prior to Farxiga I had an excellent A1c, but I was still obese. In the first month, I lost almost 15 lb... After the 2nd month, I have lost 20 lb and make progress with other health issues that were affected by my weight. My husband's diabetes is still a work-in-progress, but for him this was the medication that finally got control over the diabetes and allowed the Dr to stop long-acting insulin. I cannot say if my reduced appetite is due to the medication or do to finally adjusting to eating smaller portion sizes. I cannot list any negatives from taking the drug, and I'm the type of person that always has some type of random or rare reaction. Before adding Farxiga, I was on Metformin, Ozempic, and my thyroid was in... Only change Farxiga.”

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Kroraven · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 2, 2021

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “I am 68, I was put on Farxiga in January by March I had a lot of pain in my kidneys along with a yeast infection and bladder infection all caused by Farxiga! It is now June I’ve been off it since March. Diagnosed with kidney stone never ever had kidney issues before Farxiga. Now 6/2/21 I get deep bone chilling shakes that last for hours, nausea, only vomiting once but it never goes away, then the heat comes in with plenty of sweating. I am getting weaker dr appears to be of little help. I’ll be surprised to be here next year! Thank you Farxiga”

1 / 10
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Gunner · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 12, 2021

“Useless drug! Hba1c was 62, 3 months on this with intense exercise twice a day and adjustments to diet and hba1c now 73!”

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Hably · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 1, 2020

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “I have been taking this Farxiga for 1 year now, 10mg along side 2500 metformin. I have lost 45 lbs with it. At first I was nauseous which lasted a couple of months for sure. I had my first yeast infection, isn't fun, when I told my doctor she said to start taking cranberry capsules so I am not not drowning myself in fluids all day. That cleared up the infection and haven't had since. Also not having to urinate all the time. Also my doctor was well aware of the kidney risk and gave me medication to protect them or line them, as well as a blood pressure med. My blood sugars are normal these days. I am healthier and happier.”

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Janet October 18, 2019

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “I took Farxiga for several weeks when I realized it was making me hurt all over. I became fatigued and sick. I quit taking it but not soon enough. I list a lot of hair and my blood pressure exploded so high I was in serious stroke territory and hospitalized. During the weeks on new high blood pressure (HBP) meds I swelled and and gained weight and developed chronic kidney disease, stage 3. This drug almost killed me and the damage it caused will never go away. Some people may tolerate it, but i will always regret taking it. Be warned !”

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Geka October 24, 2019

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “Have been taking Farxiga for over a year for type 2 diabetes and I am going to stop today. I can not handle constant yeast infections. Been taking prescription meds, Cremes, suppositories, etc. for the yeast infection, I’d say three weeks out of the month I itch, burn, and bleed even though I don’t scratch. It’s not worth it. So frustrating, gonna just low carb for the rest of my life, lose weight, hopefully get off the rest off the meds and/or insulin. Tired of doctors pretending to listen and then just say take this and that, they get kick backs and I can’t sit comfortably on my couch.”

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Ana I June 14, 2019

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “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.”

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T-Bone · Taken for less than 1 month October 3, 2020

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “I am starting Farxiga 10mg in the morning and after reading the reviews I can honestly say I’m scared of it. I’m a nurse and I always do my research when it comes to new drugs . Right now I’m metformin XR 2000mg in the morning . My last HbA1c was 8.4 that worries me . 5.4 is what I want it to read . I have had issues with yeast infections and UTIs since I was a young woman and I hate getting them . I guess I have to try something . Wish me luck I’ll be Back with an update in a couple weeks.”

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Mark · Taken for less than 1 month July 24, 2019

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “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.”

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th · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 9, 2021

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “When I first started farxiga it seemed to be great. Fast forward one week. Yeast infection. Second week yeast infection third week yeast infection. Had noticed a lot of flutter in my heart and general fatigue. Fourth week sugars dropped and I passed out and fell and hit the side of the tub breaking a few of my ribs. Was in the hospital for 5 days. Doctor took me off farxiga now I noticed my sugars are higher than ever.”

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Snfu · Taken for 1 to 2 years December 5, 2018

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “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.”

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DKM · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 18, 2019

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “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.”

8 / 10
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Georgie · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 20, 2019

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “This medicine Farxiga should be taken off the market. I wound up in the hospital, my body, legs especially got huge, I do weigh about 239lb have large thighs, but this was way beyond that, I still have swollen legs and had to buy wide leg pants , can't wear anything less than wide leg pants, had headaches, bad yeast infections, had to pee a lot, had constant tingling in my legs. Which finally sent me to the ER. I have had constant joint pain in legs, hands, like I have never had before. Memory loss. Which has gotten a little better but memory loss none the less, I am not the kind of person to sue but this company took my legs from me. Wish I never took it. It also didn't do much to lower blood sugar. Finally am taking Lantus.”

2 / 10
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Itching in the Midwest · Taken for less than 1 month January 28, 2019

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “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!”

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EuchreQueen · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 12, 2019

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “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.”

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Oslo · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 28, 2019

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “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.”

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Lulu · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 17, 2019

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “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.”

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SK · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 21, 2020

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “My average glucose hba1c was 9.5. Doctor prescribed farxiga 10 mg. It reduced sugar to 7.1 hba1c. But the side effects was just dangerous. My urination increase a lot and thus my dehydration. So huge constipation, dry eyes, penile infection. Thus I have stopped this medication and moved to different one.”

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Barbiet · Taken for less than 1 month March 7, 2020

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “I took farzegia for 4 days my lower back was hurting and pelvic area I went to move and in my left flank I had a severe pain it felt like some one smushed my kidney every thing tastes bad flu like symptoms joints hurt not going to take it any more I feel bad the price is high”

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Type ii · Taken for less than 1 month October 5, 2020

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “Started Farxiga 6 weeks ago. 2 weeks at 5 mg, and 4 weeks 10 mg. I read reviews and started cranberry pills at the same time and have had no infections. My blood sugar is below 140 90% of the time, if I cut carbs and starches. When I do slip my numbers go up and then back down within a couple hours. I love this med!!!”

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Sunshine February 1, 2020

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “I have been on 5mg of Farxiga for 2 months. I developed a yeast infection within two weeks, very uncomfortable since I had not had one before. Besides that, everything else seems fine, I do feel more like myself with this prescription because the others I have tried I felt like I had to eat more often or my numbers seemed high. I will stay on Farxiga for now but will have to change if I continue to have yeast infections.”

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A-ok · Taken for 6 months to 1 year February 12, 2017

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “My numbers have become normalized and I have had little to no side effects, other than increased thirst/urination. I lost ten pounds as well. I think has worked wonders for me and I consider myself lucky to not be experiencing any negative side effects.”

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Sas · Taken for less than 1 month February 7, 2020

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “I have been taking this for 3 days. Not long but I have had a screaming headaches and my hand joints hurt. Last night it felt like my heart was flipping inside my chest. Maybe 3 days is not long enough but after reading other reviews I think I will stop. I also cannot get enough fluids and woke up this morning dehydrated to extent that mouth was dry and hurt.”

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Tater · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 29, 2020

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “I had been taking Farxiga for a little over 2 years when I became sick I started with freezing and burning up a headache and vomiting then my bottom started hurting. I waited 3 days and it kept getting worse it was Thanksgiving Day of this year and I couldn’t stand it anymore so I went to the ER. The next thing I knew I was on my way to another hospital by ambulance to have surgery for Necrotizing fasciitis on my bottom and it had spread into my blood stream. I could have died really quickly if I hadn’t gone to the hospital. I really believe that Farxiga caused it I told my doctor I wasn’t taking it anymore”

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kaskourelis · Taken for 1 to 2 years December 24, 2018

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “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...”

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gigi · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 15, 2018

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “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?”

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Nos · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 9, 2019

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “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.”

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Lordy · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 29, 2018

Farxiga (dapagliflozin): “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.”

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