Forxiga

Skybluelily

New Member
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Type 2
This week I have had forxiga and doxazosin added to my medication list. I also take metformin , levimir, bisoporol, ramipril and a statin too.
I started taking the new medication on Thursday and almost immediately within a couple of hours I had a massive thirst which has carried on I can't stop drinking and my appetite has disappeared and also peeing loads . I've also been very cold even shivering but no temperature and I don't normally feel cold at all. Is this a normal reaction to the new medication or is it unusual.
 

Robin

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Type 1
Forxiga (dapagliflozin) acts as a diuretic, enabling the body to excrete excess sugar, hence the thirst and the excess peeing, I suspect. I’ve no personal experience, so I don’t know if these are teething problems and it’ll settle down, or not. Best try and speak to your health care practitioner who may have experience of how things develop, and whether this is an excessive reaction you are having.
Oh, and welcome to the forum! Hopefully other more knowledgeable members will be along soon with their experience.
 

Ditto

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Type 2
Hello and welcome. :)
 

grovesy

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Have you read the patient information leaflet that came with it? If you are concerned I suggest you call who prescribed or 111.
 

trophywench

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Type 1
Just so we know, was Forxiga added to try and help you lose weight? or if not that, why?

The Doxasozin is to try and reduce your blood pressure - cos I'm on it! Lots of BP drugs cause water retention so now you take THREE different BP tablets maybe the Forxiga is necessary because of that? - although I needed to work my way up to the dose I'm on now a bit at a time because I can't be prescribed a diuretic tablet to counteract it, since my blood sodium is very low anyway.

We're not your doctor ...... it can be dangerous to make assumptions - I think you ought to talk to him to be absolutely sure exactly why you need each and every drug he prescribes and what exactly they are each supposed to do, in your own case.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Type 1
Welcome to the forum @Skybluelily

Hope your symptoms settle down and you get some useful information from your HCPs or a pharmacist.

There are some historic threads on forxiga / dapagliflozin here if they help

 
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