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Jardiance Generic

Generic Jardiance is called empagliflozin. It is a popular diabetes medication that blocks the kidneys’ reabsorption of glucose (blood sugar). More glucose is excreted through the urine if the kidneys do not absorb as much sugar, which helps regulate type 2 diabetes symptoms. Jardiance was first approved for medical use in 2014 and has since become a very popular medication, with more than two million prescriptions in the United States as of 2017. Jardiance comes in the form of an oral tablet containing a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor called empagliflozin. Each tablet contains 10mg or 25mg of Empagliflozin, which after administration, is metabolized primarily by glucuronidation and excreted through urine. 

Is there a generic for Jardiance?

As of right now, there is no set date in which a generic for Jardiance will be available. It is unclear exactly when we can expect one to become available, but it is likely we will not see a generic for Jardiance for a few years to come. This may be due to the fact that Jardiance was only approved for medical use in 2014, which makes it a newer medication. Most new medications will not have a generic alternative available because brand manufacturers are often given the opportunity to have marketing exclusivity (meaning generic manufacturers cannot produce their own form of the medication for a certain amount of time) to give them time to make up for the high cost of developing the new medication. It can cost around $2 billion to research, develop, and market a successful new medication. Meanwhile, there are alternate ways to save money on the name-brand medication. We offer reduced prices on Jardiance at My Drug Center.

How does Jardiance work?

Type 2 diabetes causes blood sugar to be higher than normal due to a heavy presence of SGLT2 proteins in the body (largely found in the kidneys); these proteins account for roughly 90% of glucose reabsorption into the blood, which would otherwise pass through the urine and out of the body. Jardiance belongs to the drug class of SGLT2 inhibitors, which means it is able to block the actions of SGLT2 proteins; in other words, Jardiance can block the reabsorption of glucose into the bloodstream. This allows the glucose to pass out of the body through urination instead, ultimately lowering the amount of glucose found in the bloodstream (blood sugar levels).

Jardiance Side Effects

Common side effects of Jardiance may include:

  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Low blood sugar
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Light-headedness
  • Yeast infection

What to know before taking Jardiance

Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that were 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 with 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.

Cautions

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 affected if the body is under stress, sick, or fighting an 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.

Jardiance Dosage

The right dosage for you will depend on various factors, including your current health condition, activity levels, and the other medications you take. Your doctor will likely start you on a lower dosage strength to assess how your body reacts to this anti-diabetic drug. Based on your reaction and response, your doctor can tailor your treatment and increase your dosage as necessary.

Jardiance 10 mg

Jardiance 10 mg is the lowest strength of empagliflozin that is available. This is the dose you will likely take as you begin your treatment. Jardiance 10 mg tablets are typically taken once a day every morning. If this dose does not achieve adequate blood sugar control, talk to your doctor about increasing your dosage strength to 25 mg.

Jardiance 25 mg

Jardiance 25 mg is the strongest available dose of empagliflozin. If you are prescribed this dose, do not take more than one tablet daily to avoid an overdose. Currently, Jardiance 25 mg is the maximum safe dosage, and taking more than you are prescribed will reduce the drug’s efficacy while making side effects more likely. Jardiance 25 mg is used for the long-term management of type 2 diabetes, so it must be taken regularly and as directed for best results.

Jardiance Cost

Jardiance medication is fairly new, and with new medications comes a higher price tag. There is currently no generic alternative to Jardiance because the patent on empagliflozin is still active. For now, only brand-name Jardiance is available for purchase. 

So far, research has found Jardiance effective in reducing type 2 diabetes symptoms and controlling blood sugar levels. This drug has been proven to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, or heart failure by 38 percent in type 2 diabetes patients. This drug is more commonly prescribed to diabetes patients who are at risk for a cardiovascular event. When used properly, Jardiance can significantly improve a person’s quality of life. 

At My Drug Center, you can receive a sizable discount on your Jardiance medications. My Drug Center comes with the bonus of delivery straight to your door. You will never have to enter a brick-and-mortar pharmacy again, and you will save money while sitting at home.

FAQs

What is Jardiance?

Jardiance 25 mg is a popular diabetes drug that prevents glucose from being reabsorbed by the kidneys. If the kidneys do not absorb as much sugar, more glucose is expelled in the urine, which helps to control type 2 diabetes symptoms.

What is Jardiance used for?

Jardiance is a drug that is used to treat type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease that affects approximately 34 million Americans. Type 2 diabetes affects how a person's body metabolizes sugar, also known as glucose in medical terms. Jardiance may also be used to help patients with type 2 diabetes and heart disease reduce their risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke.

What does Jardiance do?

People with type 2 diabetes have higher than normal blood sugar levels. High blood sugar is often caused by high amounts of the SGLT2 protein. By blocking this protein, Jardiance prevents glucose from being reabsorbed into the bloodstream, lowering blood sugar levels and expelling excess glucose through the urine.

How much does Jardiance cost?

Many pharmacies will vary slightly when it comes to the cost of medication in the United States; prices also vary more significantly when purchased internationally. The good news is that you can save significantly by ordering Jardiance through a Canadian online pharmacy like My Drug Center. Buying a larger supply in one order can also help you save.

What are the side effects of Jardiance?

Common side effects of Jardiance include dehydration, dizziness, lightheadedness, and weakness. While these are the most common side effects, be aware that there are many different possible side effects that may occur. You can ask your healthcare professional about ways to battle your side effects if needed.

How long does it take for Jardiance to work?

Everyone has unique personal factors, such as their age, weight, and gender, which can influence the way your body responds to medication, including how fast it takes to work. Since there are many factors that influence the answer, only a generalized answer can be given. With that being said, your blood sugar levels may begin to improve within the first few weeks of treatment.  

Why is Jardiance so expensive?

The effectiveness and lack of a generic version drive the high cost of Jardiance. Luckily, Jardiance isn’t universally expensive; outside of the United States, Jardiance can be found for a much more reasonable price. You can purchase brand-name Jardiance through My Drug Center and experience massive savings. 

Who makes Jardiance?

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals manufactures and markets Jardiance. It is also marketed by Eli Lilly and Company, a partner of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. The manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and has been around for over a century. 

When does Jardiance go generic?

Jardiance is a relatively new anti-diabetic, and its patent is still active in the U.S. This means that Jardiance may not go generic for several years to come. While you cannot access generic empagliflozin in the United States, you can find similar savings through My Drug Center.

How long does Jardiance stay in your system?

The amount of time it takes the medication to clear from your system will vary slightly between each patient. Certain factors such as age and weight can influence how long it takes medication to clear from your system. Jardiance has an average half-life of about 12.4 hours, therefore following your last dose; it could take around 62 hours (about 2.5 days) to completely clear from your system.