Jardiance (empagliflozin) was approved by the FDA on August 1, 2014 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
How does Jardiance work?
It works with the body’s natural process of urination to help remove more excess sugar from the body rather than allowing it to be reabsorbed by your kidneys.
How is this medication usually taken?
It will be available in 10 mg & 25 mg tablets.
For more information, check out the package insert and prescribing information here.
What are the common side effects?
Common side effects include female genital infections & urinary tract infections.
What are the benefits of Jardiance?
Not only has this medication been shown to lower blood glucose levels but it can also help with weight loss, a reduction of A1C levels, and in lowering blood pressure–all of which can be concerns for diabetics.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Jardiance is not for Type 1 diabetics or people with diabetic ketoacidosis.
Are there any similar medications available?