Compare Jardiance vs. Precose

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Jardiance
(empagliflozin)

Precose
(acarbose)

Lowers blood sugar. Jardiance (empagliflozin) lowers blood sugar for people with diabetes, but can increase the chance of a yeast infection.Coming soon.
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Side effects
JardiancePrecose
  • Low blood sugar 3%
  • Urinary tract infection 1%
  • Yeast infection in women 3%
  • Elevated cholesterol levels 1%
  • Increased urination 2%
  • Yeast infection in men 3%
  • Nausea 1%
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How it works
JardiancePrecose
Jardiance (empagliflozin) is an anti-diabetes medication. It passes the sugar from your blood through your urine.Coming soon.
Type of medication
JardiancePrecose
Prescription only
Available as
JardiancePrecose
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
JardiancePrecose
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
JardiancePrecose
  • Over age 65
  • Kidney disease
  • Taking blood pressure medications
  • Dehydration
  • Poor baseline kidney function
Detailed Jardiance (empagliflozin) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Food
    JardiancePrecose
    • Take once a day in the morning with or without food.
    No food related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    JardiancePrecose
    • Jardiance (empagliflozin) can cause or worsen kidney problems. Make sure to stay properly hydrated. Get blood test for kidney function before starting Jardiance (empagliflozin), a few weeks after starting, and regularly thereafter.
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    Pain
    JardiancePrecose
    • Let your doctor know of any constant dizziness, joint pain, cold-like symptoms, or unexplained nausea/vomiting.
    No pain related info.
    Weight
    JardiancePrecose
    • Can cause weight loss.
    No weight related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    JardiancePrecose
    • Lowers A1c (average blood sugar over time) levels up to 1%.
    • Can prevent death from heart attack, stroke, or heart failure if you have pre-existing heart disease.
    • Can be easily taken orally as a pill.
    • Can cause weight loss.
    • Not likely to cause hypoglycemia or very low blood sugar.
    Coming soon
    Downsides and risks
    JardiancePrecose
    • More expensive since it's available as brand name only.
    • Can cause dehydration.
    Coming soon
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    JardiancePrecose
    • Take once a day in the morning with or without food.
    • You urinate more often so make sure to stay properly hydrated.
    • Can lower blood pressure.
    • Increases the chances of yeast or urinary tract infection, so practice good hygiene.
    • Check blood sugar and blood pressure regularly.
    • Let your doctor know of any constant dizziness, joint pain, cold-like symptoms, or unexplained nausea/vomiting.
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