Jardiance

(empagliflozin)

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Lowers blood sugar.

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

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Quick facts about Jardiance
  • Drug class: endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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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How it works

Jardiance (empagliflozin) is an anti-diabetes medication. It passes the sugar from your blood through your urine.

Quick facts about Jardiance
  • Drug class: endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Pill
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What to expect when you take Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Lowers blood sugar levels

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  • Possible side effects
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Yeast infections
  • Increased urination
  • Joint pain
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Side effect rates for Jardiance (empagliflozin)

From 1994 clinical trials of Jardiance when taken for type 2 diabetes (10 mg)
  • Low blood sugar
    40%40%
    37%37%
  • Urinary tract infection
    9%9%
    8%8%
  • Yeast infection in women
    5%5%
    2%2%
  • Elevated cholesterol levels
    4%4%
    3%3%
  • Low blood sugar
    4%4%
    4%4%
  • Head cold
    3%3%
    4%4%
  • Increased urination
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Yeast infection in men
    3%3%
  • Joint pain
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Nausea
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Low blood sugar
    2%2%
    1%1%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Jardiance.

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Risks and Warnings for Jardiance (empagliflozin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Over age 65
    • Kidney disease
    • Taking blood pressure medications

    Jardiance (empagliflozin) can lower blood pressure. Monitor blood pressure regularly and stay hydrated. Let your doctor know if you are constantly dizzy or tired.

Common concerns from people taking Jardiance (empagliflozin)

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Price
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Jardianceon 10/7/2017Quite expensive and the cost seems to change every time I refill the prescription. The last time it was way down! Don't know why. Jardiance has done wonders for my A1c with no identified side effects.
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    Man
    Type 2 diabetes
Food
  • Take once a day in the morning with or without food.
Kidneys and liver
  • 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.
Pain
  • Let your doctor know of any constant dizziness, joint pain, cold-like symptoms, or unexplained nausea/vomiting.
Weight
  • Can cause weight loss.