Compare Jardiance vs. Precose
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Lowers blood sugar.
Jardiance (empagliflozin) lowers blood sugar for people with diabetes, but can increase the chance of a yeast infection.
Lowers blood sugar.
Precose (acarbose) helps lower your post-mealtime blood sugar levels, but it must be taken at the beginning of each main meal in order for it to be most effective.
- 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.
- Precose (acarbose) helps control meal-time blood sugar levels without causing weight gain.
- When used alone it doesn't normally cause blood sugar levels to be too low unlike other anti-diabetes medicines.
- Safe to be used in people age 65 or older.
- Has relatively few interactions with other medicines.
- More expensive since it's available as brand name only.
- Can cause dehydration.
- Not a first choice medicine because it isn't as effective at lowering blood sugar compared to other treatment options.
- Associated with bothersome side effects like excessive gas and diarrhea.
- Relatively more expensive than other diabetes medicines.
- Has to be taken three times a day with each meal.
- Might cause episodes of low blood sugar when taken together with insulin or medicines that stimulate insulin release.
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9possible side effects
- Low blood sugar40%
- Urinary tract infection9%
- Yeast infection in women5%
- Elevated cholesterol levels4%
- Head cold3%
- Increased urination3%
- Yeast infection in men3%
- Joint pain2%
3possible side effects
- Excessive gas74%
- Stomach pain19%
Risks and risk factors
- Low blood pressure
- Over age 65
- Kidney disease
- Taking blood pressure medications
- Worsening kidney function
- Poor baseline kidney function
- Congestive heart failure
- Too much acid in the blood
- Type 1 diabetes
- Extended fasting
- Yeast infections and urinary tract infections
- Low blood sugar
- Using insulin or other medicines that stimulate insulin release
- Kidney function
- Those with kidney problems
- Interactions with other medicines
- Taking multiple medicines together