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Jardiance (Empagliflozin) is a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. This medication belongs to the class of drugs known as sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. It works by helping the kidneys remove glucose from the blood, which then lowers the blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Jardiance for the treatment of certain conditions. Jardiance may also be prescribed for off-label uses, which is when the drug is used to treat conditions for which it has not been specifically approved. It is important to note that off-label uses of Jardiance should be discussed with a physician prior to taking the medication to ensure safety and efficacy.
Uses and Dosage
Jardiance (Empagliflozin) should be taken orally, with or without food. After swallowing the medication, it is recommended to drink a glass of water. The dosage should be taken exactly as prescribed by the physician, usually once per day in the morning. However, the dosage may vary depending on the severity of the condition and the patient's response to the treatment. Changes to the dosage or abrupt stopping of the medication should be avoided, as this may lead to further complications.
The recommended dosage of Jardiance for adults with type 2 diabetes and heart failure is 10 milligrams (mg) taken once daily in the morning with or without food. Your doctor may adjust the dosage as needed based on tests of your blood or kidney function. The maximum dosage of Jardiance for adults is 25 mg per day. It is important to take the dosage of Jardiance that has been prescribed by your doctor, as they will determine the best dosage to suit your individual needs.
Common side effects of Jardiance:
- Frequent urination
- Joint pain
Severe Side Effects Such As:
- Kidney problems,
- An increased risk of lower leg amputation.
- Low blood pressure
- Severe abdominal pain
- Trouble breathing
- Unusual tiredness
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Urinary tract infection (bloody urine, painful urination)
- Vaginal yeast infection
Form and strength
Jardiance and its generic alternative Empagliflozin are available in the following forms and strength:
Jardiance Film Coated Tablet
- 10 mg
- 25 mg
- 10 mg
- 25 mg
There are several cautions to consider before taking Jardiance (empagliflozin):
- Jardiance should be used with caution in patients with severe renal impairment.
- Elderly patients: Jardiance should be used with caution in elderly patients.
- Jardiance should be used with caution in patients with a history of ketoacidosis.
- History of bladder cancer: Jardiance may increase the risk of bladder cancer, so it should be used with caution in patients with a history of bladder cancer.
- Jardiance should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- Jardiance may interact with other medications, so it is important to discuss all medications with a doctor before taking Jardiance.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the usual dosage for Jardiance?
The recommended dosage for adults is 10 mg taken once daily. The maximum recommended dosage is 25 mg taken once daily.
What should I know before starting Jardiance?
It is important to talk to your doctor before starting Jardiance to understand the risks and benefits of the medication.
What are the possible side effects of Jardiance?
Common side effects of Jardiance (empagliflozin) include yeast infections, urinary tract infections, and increased urination. Serious side effects of Jardiance (empagliflozin) include dehydration, low blood sugar, and kidney problems.
It's important to purchase Jardiance from verified Canadian pharmacy.