Jardiance (Empagliflozin) belongs to a class of medications called sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. Jardiance (Empagliflozin) helps controlling blood sugar levels. This medication used along with diet and exercise and sometimes other medications helps improving blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. It also helps reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Jardiance (Empagliflozin) works by making the kidneys get rid of extra glucose from the bloodstream.
Doctor's prescription is required to use this medicine.
Always use Jardiance (Empagliflozin) as directed by your physician.
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.
Jardiance (Empagliflozin) comes as a tablet. It is usually taken once a day with or without food. Take Jardiance at the same time every day. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor.
Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Always use Jardiance (Empagliflozin) exactly as directed by your doctor.
Before using Jardiance, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or any other medications. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history. Tell your doctor about all the other prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking.
To ensure Jardiance is safe to use, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
• liver or kidney disease;
• bladder infections or other urinary problems;
• low blood pressure;
• heart problems;
• problems with your pancreas, including surgery;
• if you regularly drink alcohol; or
• if you are on low salt diet.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking Jardiance, call your doctor. You should not use Jardiance during the second or third trimester of pregnancy.
Taking Jardiance can make you dehydrated, which could cause you to feel weak or dizzy (especially when you stand up).
Jardiance can cause serious infections in the penis or vagina. Get medical help right away if you have burning, itching, odor, discharge, pain, tenderness, redness or swelling of the genital or rectal area, fever, or if you don't feel well.
Jardiance is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Contact your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Common Jardiance side effects may include:
Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from this medicine.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
In case of overdose, seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of reach of children.
Store at room temperature.
Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I avoid while taking Jardiance?
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy.