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Farxiga Dosage

Dosage form: tablet, film coated
Drug class: SGLT-2 inhibitors

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 27, 2022.

Prior to Initiation of FARXIGA

Assess renal function prior to initiation of FARXIGA therapy and then as clinically indicated [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].

Assess volume status and, if necessary, correct volume depletion prior to initiation of FARXIGA [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2) and Use in Specific Populations (8.5, 8.6)].

Recommended Dosage

See Table 1 for dosage recommendations based on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR).

Table 1: Recommended Dosage
FARXIGA is not recommended for use to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus with an eGFR less than 45 mL/min/1.73 m2. FARXIGA is likely to be ineffective in this setting based upon its mechanism of action.

(mL/min/1.73 m2)

Recommended Dose

eGFR 45 or greater

To improve glycemic control, the recommended starting dose is 5 mg orally once daily. Dose can be increased to 10 mg orally once daily for additional glycemic control*.

For all other indications, the recommended starting dose is 10 mg orally once daily.

eGFR 25 to less than 45

10 mg orally once daily*.

eGFR less than 25

Initiation is not recommended, however patients may continue 10 mg orally once daily to reduce the risk of eGFR decline, ESKD, CV death and hHF.

On dialysis


hHF: hospitalization for heart failure, CV: Cardiovascular, ESKD: End Stage Kidney Disease.

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