Compare Jardiance vs. Tradjenta
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.
Tradjenta (linagliptin) is good add-on medicine for controlling your blood sugar, but may cause body aches.
- 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.
- Good add-on medicine if your blood sugars are still not controlled
- Good option if you have bad liver or kidney function.
- Can be taken once daily.
- Does not cause weight gain.
- Does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when taken by itself.
- More expensive since it's available as brand name only.
- Can cause dehydration.
- Not first-choice anti-diabetes medicine because it doesn't lower blood sugar levels as much as others.
- Available as brand only and may be expensive
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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%
6possible side effects
- Back pain9%
- Joint pain8%
- Lung infection8%
- Pain in the limbs5%
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
- Inflammation of pancreas (pancreatitis)
- Elevated triglycerides
- History of pancreatitis
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Exercising more than you usually do
- Other antidiabetic medications
- Severe allergic reactions
- Severe joint pain
- Fluid-filled blisters on the skin (bullous pemphigoid)