Glyxambi is an oral tablet made up of two antidiabetic drugs called empagliflozin and linagliptin. We carry the brand name of this medication in 10mg/5mg and 25mg/5mg!
Glyxambi is prescribed to patients with Diabetes type 2. A person with untreated diabetes risks kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function. Glyxambi not only helps to treat these risks that follow diabetes, but also helps lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. This medication is not a treatment for Diabetes type 1.
Glyxambi works well as a treatment for diabetes type 2 due to the empagliflozin reducing sugar from the blood stream by acting on the kidneys while linagliptin regulates the level of insulin produced after eating a meal.
Only take this medication the way your health care professional has directed you to. Your dose may occasionally change during treatment.
This medication is best taken in the morning and may be taken with or without food.
Ensure you are keeping up with blood sugar tests and ketone level tests.
Store this product away from moisture and heat at room temperature.
You should not use this medication if you are a patient with severe kidney disease, on dialysis, have a history of severe allergic or skin reactions after taking linagliptin, or if you have a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis.
Before starting treatment, it is important to mention to your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, a bladder infection, urination problems, a pancreas disorder, heart failure, low blood pressure, gallstones, alcoholism, genital infection, if you are on a low salt diet or if you are 65+ years old.
It has not been established if Glyxambi will harm an unborn baby; consult your doctor if this concerns you.
Do not breast feed on this medication unless you have spoken with your doctor about the benefits and risks.
Common side effects of Glyxambi (Empagliflozin/Linagliptin) may include:sore throat; or runny nose, stuffy nose, sinus pain.
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Glyxambi (Empagliflozin/Linagliptin) may include:severe or ongoing pain in your joints.
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Signs to watch for:
serious skin reaction - itching, blisters, breakdown of the outer layer of skin;
ketoacidosis (too much acid in the blood) - nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, confusion, unusual drowsiness, or trouble breathing;pancreatitis - severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate;
dehydration symptoms - dizziness, weakness, feeling light-headed (like you might pass out);
signs of a bladder infection - pain or burning when you urinate, blood in your urine, pain in pelvis or back; or
symptoms of heart failure - shortness of breath (even while lying down), swelling in your legs or feet, rapid weight gain.
Is this medication safe for children?
The safety and efficiency of this medication has not yet been established in patients under the age of 18. Do not give this medication to a child unless a doctor has given you permission.
What should I avoid if I am using this product?
You may want to avoid getting up suddenly or too fast; you risk dizziness and lightheadedness.
Does it have any medication interactions?
Yes, some of medications that interact with Glyxambi include insulin, or other oral diabetes medicine, rifampin (to treat tuberculosis), or a diuretic or "water pill."
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the miss dose as soon as you remember or skip it if your next dose is approaching soon. Do not double up on dosages to make up for the missed dose.