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Farxiga Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on March 15, 2021.

Generic name: DAPAGLIFLOZIN PROPANEDIOL 5mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated

2.1 Prior to Initiation of FARXIGA

Assess renal function prior to initiation of FARXIGA therapy and then as clinically indicated [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

In patients with volume depletion, correct this condition prior to initiation of FARXIGA [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1) and Use in Specific Populations (8.5, 8.6)].

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

To improve glycemic control, the recommended starting dose of FARXIGA is 5 mg orally once daily, taken in the morning, with or without food. In patients tolerating FARXIGA 5 mg once daily who require additional glycemic control, the dose can be increased to 10 mg once daily.

To reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and established CVD or multiple CV risk factors, the recommended dose of FARXIGA is 10 mg orally once daily.

Heart Failure

The recommended dose of FARXIGA is 10 mg orally once daily.

Patients with Renal Impairment

Table 1: FARXIGA Dosing Recommendations for Patients Based on Renal Function

Treatment/Patient Population

Recommended Dosage based on eGFR (mL/min/1.73 m2, CKD-EPI)

45 or above

30 to less than 45

less than 30

ESRD/Dialysis

Use for glycemic control in patients with T2DM

No dose adjustment

Not recommended

Contraindicated

To reduce risk of hHF in patients with T2DM, with CVD or multiple CV risk factors

No dose adjustment

Insufficient data to support a dosing recommendation.

Contraindicated

To reduce risk of CV death and hHF in patients with HFrEF, with or without T2DM

No dose adjustment

Insufficient data to support a dosing recommendation.

Contraindicated

eGFR: Estimated glomerular filtration rate, CKD-EPI: Chronic kidney disease epidemiology collaboration equation, T2DM: Type 2 diabetes mellitus, hHF: hospitalization for heart failure, HFrEF: Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, CVD: Cardiovascular disease, CV: Cardiovascular, ESRD: End Stage Renal Disease

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