|Oxra 5mg contains Dapagliflozin as active ingredient use to treat type-2 diabetics
|Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Oxra 5 mg is combined with diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. It contains the active ingredient dapagliflozin, which belongs to a class of medicines known as oral antidiabetics. Dapagliflozin works by lowering the amount of sugar in your blood. It is specifically recommended for those whose diabetes can’t be controlled with other medicines for diabetes, diet, and exercise.
How to use (infographics and instructions)
The recommended starting dose is 5 mg once daily, taken in the morning before or after consuming food. The dose may be increased to 10 mg once a day in patients tolerating Oxra who require additional glycaemic control. Assessment of renal function is required before initiating Oxra tablets. Do not change the dose of Oxra 5 mg without consulting your health care provider. When your body is stressed due to fever, trauma, or surgery, the amount of diabetes medicine may need to be altered. If you develop any of these conditions, inform your doctor immediately. Stick to the prescribed diet and exercise program while taking Dapagliflozin. Be in touch with a doctor to treat episodes of low blood sugar.
Precautions (warning, allergy, things to remember)
Oxra 5 mg should not be administered to patients with a history of serious hypersensitivity reactions. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include skin rash, raised red patches, and swelling of the face/lips/ tongue/throat that may cause trouble breathing and swallowing. If you have any of these symptoms, immediately stop taking the medicine. It is contraindicated in patients with renal impairment, end-stage kidney disorder, or dialysis.
Before you take the Dapagliflozin tablet, let your healthcare provider know if you have type 1 diabetes, kidney problems, or bladder cancer. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, Oxra tablets can harm your unborn baby; furthermore, whether this antidiabetic agent passes into the breast milk is not fully known.
The most common side effects of Oxra 5 mg include vaginal yeast infection, yeast infections of the penis, urinary tract infections, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, and changes in urination (an urge to urinate more often, urinating more or at night).
Dapagliflozin may also cause dehydration, making you feel faint, dizzy, lightheaded, or weak, especially when standing up. You may be at high risk of developing dehydration if you have low blood pressure, kidney problems, or are on a low salt diet. Sometimes, taking medicines to lower blood pressure, including water pills, may also increase the risk. These are not all the possible side effects of the medicine. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding the side effects of Oxra tablets.