Jardiance is a brand-name prescription medication that’s prescribed for people with type 2 diabetes. It’s used to: improve blood sugar levels, in combination with improved diet and exercise, reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in people with heart disease in addition to type 2 diabetes.
Jardiance contains the drug empagliflozin. It belongs to a class of drugs called sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. Jardiance comes as a tablet that’s taken by mouth once daily. In clinical studies, Jardiance improved blood sugar levels in adults with diabetes. After 24 weeks of treatment, people taking Jardiance had the following results: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels were lowered by 0.7 percent to 0.8 percent. Fasting blood sugar levels were lowered by 19 mg/dL to 25 mg/dL. Bodyweight was reduced by 2.8 percent to 3.2 percent from their starting weight.
Jardiance is also effective when taken in combination with other diabetes medications. It can be taken with drugs such as metformin, insulin, pioglitazone, and glipizide. In a three-year clinical study, Jardiance helped reduce the risk of cardiovascular death by 38 percent in people with both type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In this study, people took Jardiance in combination with other treatments for diabetes and heart disease.
What You Need To Know Before You Take Jardiance
You should not use empagliflozin if you are allergic to it, or if you have: severe kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis). Tell your doctor if you have ever had: liver or kidney disease; bladder infections or other urination problems; low blood pressure; heart problems; problems with your pancreas, including surgery; if you drink alcohol often; or if you are on a low salt diet.
Follow your doctor’s instructions about using this medicine if you are pregnant or you become pregnant. Controlling diabetes is very important during pregnancy, and having high blood sugar may cause complications in both the mother and the baby. You should not use empagliflozin during the second or third trimester of pregnancy. You should not breastfeed while using this medicine. Empagliflozin is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
How Long Does It take Jardiance to Work?
Jardiance begins working within 30 to 60 minutes after you take it. It may take several days to a week before Jardiance has its full effect on reducing your blood sugar levels. If your doctor increases your dose, it may take longer to see the full effects of the drug.
Public surveys show that Type 2 Diabetics taking Jardiance not only benefit from weight loss but also lower systolic blood pressure, improved Kidney and a lower risk of developing Hypoglycemia. If you have any questions regarding Jardiance or concerns about developing Hypoglycemia, do not hesitate to contact your local medical professional or our contracted Pharmacy department at 1-888-557-0340 to speak to a licensed Pharmacist.
Jardiance is a medication that was created to help sustain and lower blood sugar levels for people living with type 2 Diabetes.
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