4 DAPA 10mg Tablets contains Dapagliflozin which belongs to the group of medicines called Antidiabetic agents. It is used to treat Type II diabetes mellitus in adults and in children (aged 10 years or older) when diet and exercise does not result in adequate control on blood glucose levels. It can also be used to treat heart failure and chronic kidney disease (reduced kidney function) in adults.
Type II diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease characterized by abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood. It is caused due to inadequate production of a hormone called insulin (produced by pancreas to metabolize glucose) in the body or due to inadequate sensitivity of body cells to the actions of insulin.
During therapy with 4 DAPA 10mg Tablets, your doctor might regularly monitor your blood sugar levels and kidney functions to avoid the risk of unwanted side effects. He/she might also ask you to make certain lifestyle changes such as following a healthy diet, regular physical exercise and quitting alcohol consumption to achieve better results. You must also check your feet regularly and follow the foot care advice given by your doctor as a precaution.
Before taking 4 DAPA 10mg Tablets inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have type I diabetes, severe low blood pressure, severe dehydration or conditions which can cause dehydration (such as nausea, vomiting, fever, serious illness any surgery etc.).
4 DAPA 10mg Tablets is not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice. The most common side effects of taking 4 DAPA 10mg Tablets are genital infections, back pain, passing more urine, constipation, dizziness and rash. Contact your physician if any of these side effect worsens.
Uses of 4 DAPA 10mg
Type II diabetes mellitus (including children aged 10 years and older)
Chronic kidney disease
How Does 4 DAPA 10mg Tablet Works
4 DAPA 10mg Tablets is a SGLT-2 inhibitor. It works by blocking the action of a protein called SGLT-2 in the kidneys. This action prevents the reabsorption of glucose and sodium ions in the kidneys. As a result, it excretes excess glucose from the body in the form urine leading to decrease in blood sugar levels. It also protects kidney function and prevents it from further damage. Additionally, it reduces the strain on the heart and helps it to pump blood more efficiently with less pressure.
Side Effects of 4 DAPA 10mg
Urinary tract infections
Hypotension (low blood pressure)
Increased risk of genital mycotic infections (yeast infections)
Increased thirst and urination
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in combination with other diabetes medications
Increased creatinine levels in the blood (a marker of kidney function)
Changes in uric acid levels, which may affect those with a history of gout
How to Manage Side Effects
Consult your doctor
Take as prescribed
Monitor blood sugar
Be cautious with alcohol
Report severe side effects immediately
Avoid stopping abruptly
Understand drug interactions
Adhere to lifestyle changes
Keep track of side effects
Warning & Precautions
Consult your doctor
Urinary tract infections
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Surgery and medical procedures
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does 4 DAPA 10mg Tablets cause weight loss?
Ans. Yes, 4 DAPA 10mg Tablets may cause weight loss in some patients. However, it is an uncommon side effect. If you experience sudden weight gain or have any concerns regarding your weight, discuss it with your doctor.
2. What are the side effects of 4 DAPA 10mg Tablet?
Ans. The use of 4 DAPA 10mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, vaginal yeast infections, and yeast infections of the penis. In addition to that, one may experience frequent urination throughout the day or at night, and changes in quantity of urine.
3. What is 4 DAPA 10mg Tablet used for?
Ans. 4 DAPA 10mg Tablet is used to lower blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the body does not make enough insulin or is not able to use the produced insulin properly. This leads to an increase in the levels of sugar in your blood. 4 DAPA 10mg works by removing excess sugar from your body via your urine. In addition to that, it can also help prevent heart disease.
4. Is 4 DAPA 10mg Tablet safe to use?
Ans. Yes, 4 DAPA 10mg Tablet is safe when used as directed by the doctor. However, it may show some side effects. For best results, it should be used in the correct dose and at the same time each day.