Jardiance 25mg (empagliflozin)
What is Jardiance 25mg (empagliflozin) ?
Jardiance 25mg (empagliflozin) is an oral medication used to improve glycemia (blood glucose) control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Jardiance is a sodium-glucose cotransporter (SGLT2) inhibitor.
Jardiance 25mg is also used for people with type 2 diabetes who also have cardiovascular disease. It is used in addition to diet, exercise and other medications to reduce the risk of dying from cardiac disease.
Each pale yellow, round, biconvex and bevelled-edged, film-coated tablet, debossed with “S10” on one side and the Boehringer Ingelheim company symbol on the other side, contains 10 mg of empagliflozin. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, macrogol, microcrystalline cellulose, titanium dioxide, talc, and yellow ferric oxide.
Each pale yellow, oval, biconvex, film-coated tablet, debossed with “S25” on one side and the Boehringer Ingelheim company symbol on the other side, contains 25 mg of empagliflozin. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, macrogol, microcrystalline cellulose, titanium dioxide, talc, and yellow ferric oxide.
How to use ?
The usual starting dose of empagliflozin is 10 mg taken by mouth once a day. Depending on how effectively it reduces your blood glucose, your doctor may increase the dose to 25 mg taken once a day.
Empagliflozin may be taken at any time of the day, with or without food. The tablet must be swallowed whole. Do not cut or chew the tablets.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
The most common side effects of Jardiance are:
Urinary tract infections
Female genital fungal infections
Upper respiratory tract infection
Other possible side effects of Jardiance include:
Volume depletion and associated conditions, which include:
Low blood pressure
Serious side effects of Jardiance include:
Kidney infections (pyelonephritis)
Hypoglycemia (when combined with insulin or sulfonylureas)
There may be an interaction between empagliflozin and any of the following:
acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)
androgens (e.g., methyltestosterone, nandrolone, testosterone)
angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs; captopril, enalapril, ramipril)
atypical antipsychotics (e.g., clozapine, olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone)
diabetes medications (e.g., chlorpropamide, glipizide, glyburide, insulin, metformin, nateglinide, rosiglitazone)
diuretics (water pills; e.g., furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, triamterene)
estrogens (e.g., conjugated estrogen, estradiol, ethinyl estradiol)
HIV protease inhibitors (e.g., atazanavir, indinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir)
inhaled corticosteroids (e.g., budesonide, ciclesonide, fluticasone)
monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs; e.g., moclobemide, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine)
oral corticosteroids (e.g., dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, prednisone)
progestins (e.g., dienogest, levonorgestrel, medroxyprogesterone, norethindrone)
quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, ofloxacin)
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs; e.g., citalopram, duloxetine, fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline)
sulfonamide antibiotics (“sulfas”; e.g., sulfisoxazole, sulfamethoxazole)