Jardiance 10 mg Tablets
Jardiance 10 mg Tablets – Before you begin taking empagliflozin, and each time you get a refill, read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist. If you have any concerns, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
As directed by your doctor, take Jardiance 10 mg Tablets medication by mouth with or without food once daily in the morning. The dosage is determined by your medical condition as well as your response to treatment.
To get the most out of this medication, take it on a regular basis. Take it at the same time every day to help you remember.
If your condition does not improve or worsens, notify your doctor.
It is possible to experience frequent urination, dizziness, or lightheadedness. Inform your doctor or pharmacist right away if any of these effects persist or worsen.
Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position to reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you outweighs the risk of side effects. Many people who take this medication have no serious side effects.
Notify your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects, such as: signs of a urinary tract infection (such as burning/painful/frequent/urgent urination, pink/bloody urine), or signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine).
If you experience any extremely serious side effects, such as unusual tiredness, nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, or difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.
This medication has the potential to cause a new yeast infection in the vagina or the penis. It can also cause Fournier’s gangrene, a rare but serious bacterial infection in the genital/anal area in people with type 2 diabetes.
If you notice symptoms of a yeast infection in the vagina (such as unusual vaginal discharge/burning/itching/odor) or the penis (such as redness/itching/swelling of the penis, unusual discharge from the penis), contact your doctor right away. However, if you have any pain/redness/swelling in or around the genital/anal area, as well as a fever or feeling unwell, seek medical attention right away.
You may become dehydrated as a result of this medication. This can result in severe kidney damage. To avoid dehydration, drink plenty of fluids. Inform your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you are unable to drink fluids as usual or are losing fluids (such as due to vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating).
Also, if you have any signs of dehydration, such as urinating less than usual, unusual dry mouth/thirst, fast heartbeat, or dizziness/lightheadedness/fainting, notify your doctor right away.
Empagliflozin does not usually cause low blood sugar if you are taking it for diabetes (hypoglycemia). Low blood sugar may occur if this medication is taken in conjunction with other diabetes medications, if you do not consume enough calories from food, or if you engage in unusually strenuous exercise.
Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist whether the dose of your other diabetes medication should be reduced. Low blood sugar symptoms include excessive sweating, shaking, rapid heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet. Carrying glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar is a good habit.
If you don’t have these reliable sources of glucose, you can quickly raise your blood sugar by eating a quick source of sugar like table sugar, honey, or candy, or by drinking fruit juice or non-diet soda. Inform your doctor as soon as possible about the reaction and the use of this product.
Eat meals on a regular schedule and avoid skipping meals to help prevent low blood sugar. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about what to do if you miss a meal.
Hyperglycemia symptoms include thirst, increased urination, confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, and fruity breath odour. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor right away. Your diabetes medications may need to be adjusted by your doctor.
It is uncommon for this drug to cause a severe allergic reaction. However, seek medical attention immediately if you notice any of the following symptoms of a severe allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing.
This is not an exhaustive list of potential side effects. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any other side effects not listed above.
In the United States, contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can report side effects to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088 or visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada, contact your doctor if you are experiencing side effects. You can contact Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345 to report side effects.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to empagliflozin or if you have any other allergies. Inactive ingredients in this product may cause allergic reactions or other problems. For more information, consult your pharmacist.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially if you have: kidney problems (such as kidney dialysis), liver problems, dehydration, alcohol use/abuse, low blood pressure, high cholesterol, or a history of yeast infections in the vagina or penis.
Diabetes patients may experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness as a result of extremely low or high blood sugar levels. Do not drive, operate machinery, or engage in any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are confident that you can do so safely. Limit your alcohol consumption while using this medication because it increases your chances of developing low blood sugar and a high ketone level.
When your body is stressed, it may be more difficult to control your blood sugar if you have diabetes (such as due to fever, infection, injury, or surgery). Furthermore, if you eat less or are unable to eat due to these conditions or any illness, this can result in a high ketone level while taking this medication. Consult your doctor because your treatment plan, medications, or blood sugar or ketone testing may need to be adjusted.
Inform your doctor or dentist about all of the products you use before having surgery (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Elderly people may be more sensitive to the drug’s side effects, particularly dehydration, kidney problems, and dizziness/fainting (usually when standing).
This medication should be used only when clearly necessary during pregnancy. Consult your doctor about the risks and benefits.
Diabetes can be caused or exacerbated by pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor a plan for controlling your blood sugar while pregnant. During your pregnancy, your doctor may alter your diabetes treatment (such as diet and medications including insulin).
It is unknown whether this medication passes into breast milk. Before you start breast-feeding, talk to your doctor.
Consult your pharmacist or doctor.
Drug interactions can alter the way your medications work or put you at risk for serious side effects. This document does not include every possible drug interaction. Maintain a list of all the products you use (including prescription and nonprescription drugs, as well as herbal supplements) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medications without first consulting your doctor.
Beta-blocker medications (such as metoprolol, propranolol, and glaucoma eye drops like timolol) can help prevent the fast/pounding heartbeat that occurs when your blood sugar falls too low (hypoglycemia). These medications have no effect on other symptoms of low blood sugar, such as dizziness, hunger, or sweating.
Many drugs can have an effect on blood sugar, making it more difficult to control in diabetics. If you have diabetes, talk with your doctor or pharmacist before starting, stopping, or changing any medication about how the medication may affect your blood sugar.
Check your blood sugar levels on a regular basis and share the results with your doctor. If you experience symptoms of high or low blood sugar, contact your doctor right away. (See also the section on Side Effects.) Your diabetes medication, exercise programme, or diet may need to be adjusted by your doctor.
Glucose will be detected in your urine. Make certain that laboratory personnel and all of your doctors are aware that you are taking this medication.
Call 911 if someone has overdosed and is experiencing serious symptoms such as passing out or difficulty breathing. Otherwise, contact a poison control centre immediately. Residents in the United States can contact their local poison control centre at 1-800-222-1222. Residents of Canada can contact a provincial poison control centre.
Notes Do not give this medication to anyone else.
Before and/or during treatment, lab and/or medical tests (such as kidney function, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and ketones) may be performed. Maintain all medical and laboratory appointments. For more information, speak with your doctor.
Attend a diabetes education programme if you have diabetes to learn more about how to manage your diabetes through medications, diet, exercise, and regular medical exams. Learn about the signs of high and low blood sugar, as well as how to treat low blood sugar. Check your blood sugar levels on a regular basis, as directed.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If the next dose is approaching, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at your usual time. To catch up, do not double the dose.
Store away from light and moisture at room temperature. Keep out of the bathroom. Keep all medications out of the reach of children and pets.
Unless otherwise directed, do not flush medications or pour them down the drain. When this product has expired or is no longer needed, properly dispose of it. Consult your pharmacist or a waste disposal company in your area.