Forxiga contains the active substance dapagliflozin. It belongs to a group of medicines called “oral anti-diabetics”. • These are medicines taken by mouth for diabetes. • They work by lowering the amount of sugar (glucose) in your blood. Forxiga is used for the type of diabetes called type 2 diabetes where your body does not make enough insulin or is not able to use the insulin it produces properly. This leads to a high level of sugar in your blood. Forxiga works by removing excess sugar from your body via your urine. It can also help prevent heart disease.