Compare Jardiance vs. Metaglip

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Lowers blood sugar.

Jardiance (empagliflozin) lowers blood sugar for people with diabetes, but can increase the chance of a yeast infection.

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Upsides
  • 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.
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Downsides
  • More expensive since it's available as brand name only.
  • Can cause dehydration.
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Used for
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
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Side effects
9possible side effects
  • Low blood sugar
    40%
  • Urinary tract infection
    9%
  • Yeast infection in women
    5%
  • Elevated cholesterol levels
    4%
  • Head cold
    3%
  • Increased urination
    3%
  • Yeast infection in men
    3%
  • Joint pain
    2%
  • Nausea
    2%
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The Metaglip (Metformin / Glipizide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Low blood pressure
    • Over age 65
    • Kidney disease
    • Taking blood pressure medications
  • Worsening kidney function
    • Dehydration
    • Poor baseline kidney function
    • Congestive heart failure
  • Too much acid in the blood
    • Type 1 diabetes
    • Extended fasting
  • Yeast infections and urinary tract infections
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