Before you take Farxiga, it’s important to note that there are some health matters to consider. For instance, you should not take this medication while having bladder cancer, diabetic ketoacidosis, severe kidney disease, or dialysis.
If you don’t have these conditions, you still need to be aware of a few other things. For one, Farxiga can end up dehydrating you enough to make you feel weak or dizzy. So you should keep an eye on your hydration. Also, keep an eye on how the rest of your body feels. There is a risk of getting serious genital infections, which could cause burning, itching, odor, discharge, tenderness, redness, or swelling around either the genital or rectal area.
You’ll also want to let your doctor know if you’ve ever had or still have liver disease, kidney disease, bladder cancer, bladder infections, other urinary issues, low blood pressure, pancreas problems, frequent alcohol consumption, or a low-salt diet. Once your doctor is aware of this, they can better determine if Farxiga is right for you.