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Jardiance is most commonly used to control high blood sugar levels in cases of type 2 diabetes. Jardiance also comes in the generic equivalent Empagliflozin and helps the body generate more insulin to help reduce blood sugar levels.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Jardiance orally once a day in the morning. This medication can be taken with or without food.
Jardiance should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
The best results from this medication come with a change in lifestyle to include diet and exercise. Work your doctor to develop a treatment plan that includes a lifestyle change.
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. 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.
Alcohol could cause blood sugar level crashes, avoid or limit alcohol during your treatment with Jardiance.
Some side effects can be: dehydration, dizziness, light headed, weakness, yeast infection, low blood sugar, nausea, upper respiratory tract infection, high cholesterol, joint pain, increased urination, urinary tract infection, thirst, and low blood pressure.
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing the side effects. For any serious side effects speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
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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