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Starting the FARXIGA Dialogue With Your Patients

 

HELPFUL INFORMATION TO DISCUSS WITH PATIENTS WHO HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED FARXIGA, OR FOR PATIENTS FOR WHOM FARXIGA IS AN APPROPRIATE OPTION.

Managing adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus requires more than just the right prescription. It also requires ongoing patient discussion and support. The following are important topics to discuss with patients for whom FARXIGA may be appropriate, plus links to additional resources for you and your patients.

  1. Your patients may be interested in why FARXIGA may be appropriate for them
    • Need improvement in A1C
    • Additionally may benefit from reductions in weight and/or blood pressure
      • blood pressure reductions were seen when used in combination with metformin
  2. FARXIGA is not indicated for weight loss or the treatment of hypertension.

    Hypotension: FARXIGA causes intravascular volume contraction, and symptomatic hypotension can occur. Assess and correct volume status before initiating FARXIGA in patients with impaired renal function, elderly patients, or patients on loop diuretics. Monitor for hypotension.

  3. How FARXIGA works may be important for your patients to know
    • FARXIGA is part of a newer class of treatment that works with the body to flush sugar away in urine. FARXIGA was shown to remove approximately 70 grams of sugar in the urine per day,* or about 280 calories per day
  4. *In a pharmacodynamic study, FARXIGA resulted in excretion of approximately 70 grams of glucose in the urine per day at Week 12. Results may vary.

  5. The benefits that patients may experience with FARXIGA could be encouraging
    • FARXIGA lowered A1C in clinical trials
    • Additionally, while not indicated for weight loss or for the treatment of hypertension, FARXIGA may:
      • reduce weight
      • reduce blood pressure in combination with metformin
  6. It is important to understand that FARXIGA is NOT appropriate for everyone
    • FARXIGA should not be used in patients with a history of a serious hypersensitivity reaction to FARXIGA or severe renal impairment (eGFR <30 mL/min/1.73 m2), end stage renal disease, or patients on dialysis
    • Patients should be informed of the potential risks and benefits of FARXIGA, including common adverse reactions as well as serious side effects. They should be instructed to read the Medication Guide before starting treatment with FARXIGA and to reread it each time the prescription is renewed.
  7. Your patients will want to learn more about the FARXIGA SavingsRx Card and how they can save on their prescriptions
    • Patients can get every month free for as long as you prescribe FARXIGA

Savings subject to monthly limit. Subject to eligibility. Restrictions apply. Not available for government-insured patients.

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

Help reinforce the patient dialogue with these downloadable patient support resources:

FARXIGA PATIENT BROCHURE —a helpful guide that reviews important information about taking FARXIGA, including how it works, dosing information, benefits and risks, plus helpful information about patient support and savings programs

FARXIGA PROGRESS TRACKER —this medication, exercise, and nutrition tracking tool helps patients monitor lifestyle and medication habits to better manage their type 2 diabetes mellitus

FARXIGA (DOT) INFORMATION WALLET CARD —developed for patients who take FARXIGA and require workplace urine tests, these tools help explain the potential for increased sugar in the urine and the possible benefit of a blood test vs a urine test for accurate blood sugar readings

Please see the full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for FARXIGA.

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

Help reinforce the patient dialogue with these downloadable patient support resources:

FARXIGA PATIENT BROCHURE
A helpful guide that reviews important information about taking FARXIGA, including how it works, dosing information, benefits and risks, plus helpful information about patient support and savings programs

FARXIGA PROGRESS TRACKER This medication, exercise, and nutrition tracking tool helps patients monitor lifestyle and medication habits to better manage their type 2 diabetes

FARXIGA (DOT) INFORMATION WALLET CARD Developed for patients who take FARXIGA and require workplace urine tests, these tools help explain the potential for increased sugar in the urine and the possible benefit of a blood test vs a urine test for accurate blood sugar readings

Please see the full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for FARXIGA.

PATIENT SUPPORT SITES

 

Help your adult type 2 diabetes patients design their support program, their way.

Fit2Me is:

  • A free, comprehensive online diet and lifestyle support program designed to help you and your patient make diet and lifestyle choices that fit into their type 2 diabetes mellitus treatment plan
  • A comprehensive program built for your patient, using the foods they love, the activities they like to do, and the motivational support they choose

VISIT FIT2ME.COM »

 

Your patients want to learn about their type 2 diabetes mellitus. You can help them understand.

Health Journey Support is:

  • An online health library to share with your patients containing videos and printable brochures, including information on type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • A source of educational materials across AstraZeneca therapeutic areas, from diagnosis to treatment and wellness. Helping patients through the health journey every step of the way

VISIT HEALTHJOURNEYSUPPORT.COM »