Information for the public
Dapagliflozin (Forxiga) is available on the NHS. It is a possible treatment for symptomatic chronic heart failure with preserved or mildly reduced ejection fraction in adults.
Preserved or mildly reduced ejection fraction is when more than 40% of the blood in the left ventricle of the heart is pumped to the body in each heartbeat.
Is this treatment right for me?
Your healthcare professionals should give you clear information, talk with you about your options and listen carefully to your views and concerns. Your family can be involved too, if you wish. See our webpage on making decisions about your care.
Questions to think about
- How well does it work compared with other treatments?
- What are the risks or side effects? How likely are they?
- How will the treatment affect my day-to-day life?
- What happens if the treatment does not work?
- What happens if I do not want to have treatment? Are there other treatments available?
Information and support
The NHS webpage on heart failure may be a good place to find out more.
The Pumping Marvellous Foundation (01772 796 542) can give you advice and support.
You can also get support from your local Healthwatch.
NICE is not responsible for the quality or accuracy of any information or advice provided by these organisations.
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