Farxiga (Dapagliflozin) Side Effects

Similar to other oral diabetes medications, Farxiga also has a wide range of adverse reactions apart from its primary function of controlling blood sugar levels. We listed the different side effects of Farxiga, ranging from the most common, severe, and rare occurrences. Consider the following:

Common Side Effects

The most common side effects are the typical reactions people experience once they start their Farxiga treatment. These are generally known adverse reactions where immediate medical care is not required. Additionally, they are easy to manage at home since they are only mild.

  • Genital yeast infection
  • Frequent urination
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle aches
  • Back pain
  • Difficulty having a bowel movement
  • Pain in the arms or legs
  • Common cold
  • The flu
  • Nausea
  • Constipation

Severe Side Effects

The list below includes the most severe side effects of Farxiga. Call your healthcare professional immediately if these occur to you and obtain the necessary medical care. Frequently, severe adverse reactions will require hospitalization to control the condition.

  • Anxiety
  • Pain in the bladder
  • Blurry vision
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Cold sweats
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Severe headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased hunger
  • Lower back pain
  • Increased thirst
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Unusual weakness
  • Slurred speech
  • Trouble breathing
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Painful urination
  • Cloudy urine

Rare Side Effects

These are side effects that only happen rarely. According to studies, some of these side effects occur in 1 or 2 out of 10 individuals. These are as follows:

  • Coughing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dryness of the mouth
  • Rapid breathing
  • Chest tightness
  • Wrinkled skin
  • Lightheadedness
  • Puffiness of the eyes
  • Sunken eyes
  • Sweating
  • Fainting
  • Faintness
  • Loss of consciousness

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