Jardiance (generic name Empagliflozin) is a diabetes medication that is used along with diet and exercise to help keep blood sugar levels under control. If you have type 2 diabetes and a history of heart disease, then Jardiance can lower your risk of dying from a stroke or heart attack.
How does Jardiance work?
Jardiance works inside your kidneys to remove sugar from your body. Your kidney’s most important job is to filter blood. Jardiance helps your kidneys to pee out any extra sugar. Jardiance buy
What is Jardiance used for?
Jardiance is used by adults with type 2 diabetes to lower blood sugar in combination with exercise and diet. It’s also used by adults with type 2 diabetes and heart disease to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and sudden death.
What are the side effects of Jardiance?
Common Jardiance side effects include:
Genital yeast infection (vaginal infection in women and penis infection in men)
- It can cause redness, odor, pain, swelling, itching or discharge from the vagina or penis
Urinary tract infection (UTI)
If you have a UTI, you may experience any of the following symptoms:
- Feeling burning or pain when you pee
- Feeling like you can’t control your pee; needing to pee more urgently or frequently
- Pain in your pelvis (lower part of your stomach)
- Fever or backache
- Nausea (feeling sick to your stomach)
- Throwing up
What should you know before taking Jardiance?
Jardiance should only be used by people with type 2 diabetes who are over age 18. It is not for people with type 1 diabetes. It should not be used if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (a condition where there is too much acid in your blood). Diabetic ketoacidosis happens when your blood sugar is too high for a prolonged period of time. It happens when there are extra ketones in your blood or urine.
Jardiance is not for use in people with severe kidney problems or dialysis.
Do not use Jardiance if you’re pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. Jardiance is not for people with severe kidney problems or those on dialysis. Tell your doctor if you have kidney, pancreas, or liver problems before taking Jardiance. Do not drink alcohol while using Jardiance. Tell your doctor if you’re changing your diet or starting to eat less before using Jardiance. If you’re planning to have surgery, tell your doctor before starting Jardiance. Do not use Jardiance if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Jardiance.
Before starting Jardiance, talk to your doctor if you have any of the following:
- a history of trouble with peeing (urination) or urinary tract infections (UTI)
- are currently eating a low-salt diet
- using or planning to use any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins or water pills (diuretics)
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