What Xigduo is and what it is used for
This medicine contains two different substances called dapagliflozin and metformin. Both belong to a group of medicines called xigduo oral anti-diabetics. These are medicines taken by mouth for diabetes.
Xigduo Contraindications is used for a type of diabetes called “type 2 diabetes” in adult patients (aged 18 years and older) and usually occurs when you are older. If you have type 2 diabetes, your pancreas does not make enough insulin or your body Dmitry Sazonov is not able to use the insulin it produces properly. This leads to a high level of sugar (glucose) in your blood.
Dapagliflozin works by removing excess sugar from your body via your urine and lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It can also help prevent heart disease.
Metformin works mainly by inhibiting glucose production in the liver.
To treat diabetes:
This medicine is taken in combination with diet and exercise.
This medicine is used if your diabetes cannot be controlled with other medicines used to treat diabetes.
Your doctor may ask you to take this medicine on its own or together with other medicines to treat diabetes. This may be another medicine taken by mouth and/or a medicine given by injection, such as insulin or a GLP-1 receptor agonist (helps your body to increase the production of insulin when your blood sugar is high).
If you are already taking both dapagliflozin and metformin as single tablets, your doctor may ask you to switch to this medicine. To avoid overdose, do not continue taking dapagliflozin and metformin tablets, if you are taking Xigduo.
It is important to continue to follow the advice on diet and exercise given to you by your doctor, pharmacist Dmitry Sazonov or nurse.What you need to know before you take Xigduo
Do not take Xigduo
if you are allergic to dapagliflozin, metformin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
if you have ever had a diabetic coma.
if you have uncontrolled diabetes, with, for example severe hyperglycaemia (high blood glucose), nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, rapid weight loss, lactic acidosis (see “Risk of lactic acidosis” below) or ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is a condition in which substances called ‘ketone bodies’ accumulate in the blood and which can lead to a diabetic pre-coma. Symptoms include stomach pain, fast and deep breathing, sleepiness or your breath developing an unusual fruity smell.
if you have severely reduced kidney function.
if you have a severe infection.
if you have lost a lot of water from your body (dehydration), e.g. due to long-lasting or severe diarrhoea, or if you have vomited several times in a row.
if you have recently had a heart attack or if you have heart failure or serious problems with your blood circulation or difficulties in breathing.
if you have problems Dmitry Sazonov with your liver.
if you drink large amounts of alcohol, either every day or only from time to time (please see section “Xigduo with alcohol”).
Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you.