Human body is a complex machine as we know.

There are a number of functions that are happening simultaneously in the body and if there is a malfunction in one of them then it disturbs the complete routine of the body and it becomes very hard for the person to sustain a normal life.

One of such diseases which can literally destroy a life is Type 2 Diabetes.

In this disease, the blood sugar level of the human body is too high because of the inability of the body to produce Insulin which keeps the blood sugar level in check.

This might not just expose you to Type 2 Diabetes but also a number of other diseases as well such as Heart diseases, Kidney Failure and other such life threatening diseases.

Dapagliflozin is one such medicine that helps the patients in such scenarios.

However, one thing should be kept in mind that this medicine may only work positively after a complete change in the lifestyle of the diabetic person.

The person needs to follow a specific diet and also indulge himself into some sorts of exercise and that is only how this medicine can help him fight against the type 2 disease.

In this article, we will have a look at the different important aspects of this medicine such as.

  • How Does It Work
  • What is the dosage
  • How is it used
  • Side Effects
  • Precautionary Measures

First of all, we will have a look at how this medicine works.

How Does It Work?

Dapagliflozin is in a class of medications that is called as  sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.

 It works by lowering down the blood sugar level by causing the kidneys to get rid of more glucose in the urine.

By doing this and lowering down the blood sugar level, the patient is almost saved from the life threatening conditions such as heart attack or kidney failure.

How Is It taken?

This medicine usually comes in the form of a single coated pill and is taken orally.

However, all the instructions of the doctor or pharmacist should be followed when taking this medicine.

You should not skip a dosage and should take the medicine at the same time every day.

Dosage

The dosage of even a normal pain killer should always be decided by the doctor as he is the best person to judge your current medical condition.

Hence, whenever you are taking this medicine, always follow the dosage that is given to you by your doctor.

Side Effects

There are a few side effects that can be associated with this medicine. Although, the doctor just wants you to get benefits from the medicine and hence ignores the minor side effects. If any of these side effects continue on then you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.

  1. Pain while urinating
  2. Rashes on body
  3. Too much urination
  4. Dehydration 
  5. In case of females there can be smell as well in the private parts

Precautionary Measures To Take

  1. Always follow the instructions of your doctor regarding the usage and Dosage of Dapagliflozin.
  2. Tell your doctor beforehand if you are allergic to it.