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If you are suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus, Jardiance can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Jardiance from a board-certified doctor online.*

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About Jardiance 

Jardiance is a diabetes medication that helps control blood sugar levels. It works by helping the kidneys get rid of glucose from your bloodstream.

Jardiance is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus together with diet and exercise. It can also help lower the risk of cardiovascular death from heart attacks, strokes, or heart failure in adults with heart disease or heart failure. Jardiance is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as well as under different brand names, including empagliflozin. 

Jardiance may be prescribed as a tablet. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage prescribed.

If you're prescribed Jardiance, be sure to complete the full course of the diabetes medication unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the diabetes medication may not fully treat your type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Jardiance uses

There are several FDA-approved uses for Jardiance, but your healthcare provider may also prescribe it off-label to treat other medical conditions.

Your PlushCare doctor may prescribe Jardiance for any of the following reasons, or other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Jardiance is FDA-approved as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Jardiance is not recommended for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus or diabetic ketoacidosis.

  • Cardiovascular risk reduction

    Jardiance is FDA-approved to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus and established cardiovascular disease, as well as adults with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction.

Jardiance side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Jardiance are typically mild. The most common adverse reactions to Jardiance are associated with urinary tract infections. Jardiance has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Bladder infections or vaginal yeast infections

    • Urinary tract infections

    • Frequent urination

    • Lightheadedness

      Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Dehydration

    • Diabetic ketoacidosis

    • Serious urinary tract infections

    • Allergic reactions

      You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. The use of Jardiance in children under age 18 is not advised.

How to take Jardiance

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Jardiance prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Jardiance can come in different doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. For type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular risk reduction, the typical starting dose is 10 mg orally once a day in the morning. Your doctor may increase your dosage to 25 mg orally once a day if you need additional glycemic control.

What to avoid while taking Jardiance

Jardiance has 390 drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter medicines. 

Possible drug interactions with Jardiance include:

Alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, leading to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Talk to your doctor before drinking alcohol.

Medication alternatives to Jardiance

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest other diabetes medications or cardiovascular risk reduction agents in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

Jardiance prescription FAQs

  • How much does Jardiance cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, Jardiance costs around $610 for 30 Jardiance 10 mg tablets without insurance. Fortunately, generic brands, such as empagliflozin, offer an affordable alternative.

  • How can I refill my Jardiance prescription?

    To refill your Jardiance prescription, book a virtual appointment with a board-certified PlushCare doctor. After reviewing your symptoms, your doctor can send an electronic prescription to your local pharmacy.

  • How does Jardiance affect your heart?

    Jardiance helps improve blood pressure by helping your heart pump blood throughout the body. As a result, Jardiance can help lower the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization related to cardiovascular disease and heart failure.

  • Who should not take Jardiance?

    To make sure Jardiance is safe for you, talk to your doctor if you have a history of:

    • Severe renal impairment

    • Chronic kidney disease or liver disease

    • Bladder infections or urinary tract infections

    • Pancreatitis

    • Alcoholism

    • Genital infection

    Follow your doctor's instructions about using Jardiance if you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Jardiance?

    If you miss a dose of Jardiance, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose.

  • How much metformin can you take with Jardiance?

    When taken together, the maximum dose is typically 25 mg of Jardiance and 2000 mg of metformin per day. Talk to your doctor about potential adverse reactions related to taking both medications at the same time.

  • What happens if I take too much Jardiance?

    If you've taken too much Jardiance, seek prompt treatment or contact your local poison control center.

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Jardiance prescription pricing details

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