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Empagliflozin

Jardiance

Jardiance is used to control blood sugar and treat type 3 diabetes. It can also reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke if you have type 2 diabetes and risk factors for heart disease. Jardiance is more popular than other SGLT2 inhibitors. There are currently no generic alternatives to Jardiance.

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Empagliflozin Latest News

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Updated FDA Safety Alert: Invokana and Invokamet for Diabetes

The GoodRx Pharmacist - June 21, 2017

On May 16th, 2017, the FDA issued an update on canagliflozin-containing medications, like Invokana and Invokamet, as part of a year-long ongoing review.

This update is the result of new data from the CANVAS and CANVAS-R clinical trials. This research showed that leg and foot amputations occurred two times more often in patients treated with canagliflozin than in patients who were given a placebo sugar pill. See More

The 10 Worst Medications for Your Kidneys

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 09, 2016

Did you know that there are certain medications out there that can cause forms of kidney damage? Don’t get me wrong, these medications can be life altering, and even life saving – but they are known to directly affect kidney function.

Medications that can damage the kidneys are known as “nephrotoxic medications.” These drugs can cause direct toxicity to the kidneys, and have been implicated in up to 25% of acute kidney injuries. See More

Jardiance for Diabetes Reduces Deaths from Heart Disease

Elizabeth Davis - September 17, 2015

Good news! In a just-published study, Jardiance (empagliflozin) for type 2 diabetes has been shown to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease.

The results are impressive. Comparing Jardiance to a placebo, the study showed a 38% reduction in the risk of death from a cardiovascular cause (3.7% with Jardiance vs 5.9% with placebo). Jardiance was also shown to reduce the risk of any cardiovascular event (heart attack, stroke, or death) by 14%, and to reduce the risk of death from all causes by 32%. See More

Synjardy: Newly Approved for Type 2 Diabetes

The GoodRx Pharmacist - September 02, 2015

According to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report from the CDC, 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the United States population has either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. That means that almost 1 in 11 Americans have diabetes!

With so many people affected, new medications are constantly being developed—especially to help treat type 2 diabetes, the most common form.

Synjardy (empagliflozin/metformin) is the newest of these drugs to receive FDA approval for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, on August 27, 2015. See More

Ketoacidosis Warning Issued for New Diabetes Meds

The GoodRx Pharmacist - May 21, 2015

On May 15, 2015, the FDA issued a warning for the newest class of diabetes medications, SGLT2 inhibitors.

According to the FDA, the medications in this class may lead to a serious and life-threatening condition known as ketoacidosis.

Which medications are considered SGLT2 inhibitors?

These medications also contain SGLT2 inhibitors in combination with other active ingredients:

What should I do if I am taking one of these medications?

If you are taking one of the medications listed above DO NOT stop your medication without talking to your doctor. See More

New Diabetes Treatment Approved: Jardiance

The GoodRx Pharmacist - August 08, 2014

Jardiance (empagliflozin) was approved by the FDA on August 1, 2014 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

What type of medication is Jardiance?
Jardiance is part of a new class of medications recently approved by the FDA, Sodium Glucose Co-Transporter 2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors.

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. See More

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