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What is Jardiance prescribed for?
Jardiance is used to control blood sugar and treat type 2 diabetes. This medication is also used to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or heart failure in adults with type 2 diabetes who also have heart disease. Type 2 diabetes is a condition that occurs because your body doesn’t produce or use insulin normally.
How does Jardiance work?
Jardiance is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. It contains empagliflozin, which works by helping the kidneys get rid of glucose from your bloodstream. Jardiance (Empagliflozin) is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Jardiance (Empagliflozin) is available for online purchase at My Drug Center in 10mg and 25mg tablets.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Jardiance (Empagliflozin) should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. It is usually taken once per day in the morning. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. This medication can be taken with or without food.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose; do not change or increase your dose without consulting your doctor first. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well. The best results from taking Jardiance come with a change in lifestyle to include diet and exercise. Work your doctor to develop a treatment plan that includes a lifestyle change.
You must check your blood sugar regularly to be sure Jardiance is helping you. Limit your alcohol consumption as it can cause a rise or fall in your glucose levels. Keep Jardiance out of children’s reach and away from pets. Jardiance is only prescribed to type 2 diabetics.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Jardiance. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to kidney disease, liver disease, dehydration, heart failure, low blood pressure, high cholesterol, or a history of yeast infection. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Jardiance.
While taking Jardiance you may feel dizzy, drowsy or experience blurred vision. Avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery until you feel it is safe. Alcohol and Cannabis can exasperate these side effects; it could cause blood sugar level crashes so you should avoid or limit these substances during your treatment with Jardiance. Additionally you can speak with your doctor about acceptable limits for these substances while taking Jardiance.
Controlling blood sugar levels can be effected if the body is under stress, sick, or fighting infection. Speak with your doctor if any change in treatment plan is required to maintain your blood sugar levels.
Jardiance is not for treating type 1 diabetes. You should not use Jardiance if you have severe kidney disease or if you are on dialysis, or if you have diabetic ketoacidosis.
Taking Jardiance can make you dehydrated, which could cause you to feel weak or dizzy (especially when you stand up).
Some other side effects can be:
Yeast infection, low blood sugar, nausea, upper respiratory tract infection, high cholesterol, joint pain, increased urination, urinary tract infection, thirst, and low blood pressure.
Jardiance can cause serious infections in the penis or vagina. Get medical help right away if you have burning, itching, odor, discharge, pain, tenderness, redness or swelling of the genital or rectal area, fever, or if you don't feel well.
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist right away for help in treating the side effects.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take?
A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: It can upwards to 2-3 months for this medication to provide maximum results.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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