How it should be taken
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, should be taken before the first meal of the day.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
PO- The recommended initial dose is 100 mg once daily.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with severe kidney impairment, ESRD, or on dialysis and known hypersensitivity.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is an antidiabetic (sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor), prescribed for type 2 diabetes mellitus along with diet and exercise.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Monitor kidney functions, potassium levels regularly while taking this medication; correct hypovolaemia (decreased blood volume) in patients with kidney impairment, the elderly and in patients with low systolic blood pressure.
Patient may develop with increased risk of genital mycotic infections and increased LDL; if it is so consult with your healthcare provider.
Store at 25°C.