|See warnings and precautions below.|
Dapagliflozin is described chemically as D-glucitol, 1,5-anhydro-1-C-[4-chloro-3-[(4-ethoxyphenyl)methyl]phenyl]-, (1S)-, compounded with (2S)-1,2-propanediol, hydrate (1:1:1). The empirical formula is C21H25ClO6•C3H8O2•H2O and the molecular weight is 502.98.
FARXIGA is available as a film-coated tablet for oral administration containing the equivalent of 5 mg dapagliflozin as dapagliflozin propanediol or the equivalent of 10 mg dapagliflozin as dapagliflozin propanediol, and the following inactive ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, anhydrous lactose, crospovidone, silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate. In addition, the film coating contains the following inactive ingredients: polyvinyl alcohol, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol, talc, and yellow iron oxide.
| Mechanism of Action:
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2), expressed in the proximal renal tubules, is responsible for the majority of the reabsorption of filtered glucose from the tubular lumen. Dapagliflozin is an inhibitor of SGLT2. By inhibiting SGLT2, dapagliflozin reduces reabsorption of filtered glucose and lowers the renal threshold for glucose, and thereby increases urinary glucose excretion.
| INDICATIONS AND USAGE:
FARXIGA (dapagliflozin) is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Limitation of Use
USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
See PACKAGE INSERT for PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION and Medication Guide.
History of serious hypersensitivity reaction to FARXIGA.
Severe renal impairment, end-stage renal disease, or dialysis.
| WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS:
•Hypotension: Before initiating FARXIGA, assess volume status and correct hypovolemia in elderly, in patients with renal impairment or low systolic blood pressure, and in patients on diuretics. Monitor for signs and symtoms during therapy.
| ADVERSE REACTIONS:
The most common adverse reactions associated with FARXIGA (5% or greater incidence) were female genital mycotic infections, nasopharyngitis, and urinary tract infections.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Bristol-Myers Squibb at 1-800-721-5072 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
| DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
The recommended starting dose of FARXIGA is 5 mg 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.
In patients with volume depletion, correcting this condition prior to initiation of FARXIGA is recommended.
Patients with Renal Impairment------------------
FARXIGA should not be initiated in patients with an eGFR less than 60 mL/min/1.73 m2.
| DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS:
•FARXIGA 5 mg tablets are yellow, biconvex, round, film-coated tablets with “5” engraved on one side and “1427” engraved on the other side.
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