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Generic Name: Empagliflozin Tablets
Jardiance (empagliflozin) isan oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Empagliflozinworks by helping the kidneys get rid of glucose from your bloodstream.
Empagliflozin is used together with diet and exercise to improveblood sugar control in adults with type2 diabetes mellitus.
Jardiance is also used to lower the risk of death from heart attack, stroke, or heart failure in adultswith type 2 diabetes who also have heart disease.
Before taking this medicine
Youshould not use Jardiance if you are allergic to empagliflozin, or if you have:
Tomake sure Jardiance is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
Jardiance is usually taken once per day in the morning. Followall directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally changeyour dose. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longerthan recommended.
You may take Jardiance with or without food.
Call your doctor if you are sick with vomiting or diarrhea, ifyou consume less food or fluid than usual, or if you are sweating more thanusual.
Your blood sugar will need to be checked often, and you may alsoneed to test the level of ketones your urine. Jardiance can causelife-threatening ketoacidosis (too much acid in the blood). Even if your bloodsugar is normal, contact your doctor if a urine test shows that you haveketones in the urine.
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) canhappen to everyone who has diabetes. Symptoms include headache, hunger,sweating, irritability, dizziness, nausea, fast heart rate, and feeling anxiousor shaky. To quickly treat low blood sugar, always keep a fast-acting source ofsugar with you such as fruit juice, hard candy, crackers, raisins, or non-dietsoda.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Jardiance: hives;difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.