Jardiance (empagliflozin) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Empagliflozin works by helping the kidneys get rid of glucose from your bloodstream. It is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Jardiance is also used to lower the risk of death from a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure in those adults with type 2 diabetes and existing heart disease. Jardiance is not for treating type 1 diabetes. Empagliflozin is available in the strengths of 10mg and 25mg.
Read all the information provided by your pharmacist or doctor before you start taking Empagliflozin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (such as if your blood sugar remains high or increases).
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Q: Why is Jardiance prescribed?
A: This medication is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Q: Are there any precautions I should take before using Jardiance?
A: See Cautions and Side Effects above for more information.
Q: Are there any lifestyle changes I need to make while starting Jardiance?
A: You may experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
Q: Are there any known drug interactions with Jardiance?
A: You should tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially: insulin and other diabetes medications, or diuretics ("water pills"). This list is not complete.
Q: How should I store this medication?
A: Jardiance should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat.