Like many drugs, Jardiance may result in mild or severe adverse reactions. The following lists provide a brief description of some of the more common side effects, but they do not include all possible side effects.
Be aware that the effects that a drug can cause a drug can depend on:
other health conditions you have
Other medications you take
The doctor or pharmacist will provide more details about the possible side effects associated with Jardiance. They can also offer suggestions to lessen their impact.
Mild side effects
Here’s a list of some of the less serious adverse effects Jardiance can cause. You can learn more about these and other side effects in the medication manual for the drug.
Mild side effects of Jardiance may be:
Vaginal or penile yeast infection*
urinary tract infection (UTI)*
More often urinating than usual or making more urine than usual
Some minor side effects from medications may disappear in a few days or weeks. But if they become bothersome discuss the issue with your doctor or pharmacist.
* For more details about this effect side-effect, refer to the “Side effect focus” section further down.
Serious side effects
Severe side effects from Jardiance can happen, but they aren’t common. If you experience an unavoidable side effect make sure to contact your doctor now. If you suspect that you’re suffering from an emergency medical condition, you should call 911 or the local emergency number.
Serious side effects can be a result of:
the condition of dehydration (low fluid level), which may cause fainting or numbness.
ketoacidosis (a increase in acidity in your body)
low blood pressure
These aren’t the only serious side effects of Jardiance. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details on these and other side negative effects of the drug.
* For more details about this phenomenon, refer to the “Side effect area of focus” section below.
Side effect focus
Find out more about the side effects that Jardiance may cause.
Jardiance can cause a type of gangrene referred to as Fournier’s. In this type of gangrene, the tissues around or in the genital area become infected, and then die. This is a serious issue that requires prompt medical treatment.
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Signs of Fournier’s Gangrene include:
discomfort, redness, tenderness or swelling around the area of your perineal or genital
malaise (feeling weak and tired)
What can help?
Get in touch with your doctor immediately If you’re experiencing symptoms of Fournier’s gangrene. They’ll determine whether you’re suffering from the condition.
If this is the case the doctor recommends treatment. This could include antibiotics and surgery to eliminate dead tissue.
Then you’ll stop taking Jardiance while you’re receiving treatment of Fournier’s Gangrene. Your doctor will recommend the best way to manage those blood sugars until the gangrene disappears. They’ll then find the most effective treatment moving forward.
Genital yeast infections
It’s possible to develop an infection with yeast when taking Jardiance.
The drug may cause yeast infections both in males and females. * But in studies that examined yeast infections, they were more common among females.
There is a possibility that you’ll have a greater risk of yeast infections with Jardiance in the event that you’ve experienced one in the past.
Symptoms of a genital yeast infection may include:
pain or soreness
It is a rash
White discharge that is thick and dense
“In this piece,”male” and “female” refer to the same thing “male” and “female” refer to the gender of a person that was assigned at birth.
What could help?
If you suspect you may have an infection of the genital tract and you suspect that you have it, contact your doctor. They’ll keep track of your symptoms and check for an infection. If needed, they’ll write prescriptions or suggest the use of an over-the counter medication.
In order to prevent yeast infections, it’s essential for you to consume plenty of water and maintain a healthy lifestyle of hygiene.
Urinary tract infection
There is a possibility of developing an infection of the urinary tract (UTI) while taking Jardiance. The drug can cause UTIs both in females and males. * But UTIs associated with Jardiance are more common in females.
If you’ve experienced UTIs in the past, you may have a higher chance of developing one when you have Jardiance. Be sure to talk with your physician about this.
Signs of a UTI could include:
the sensation of burning, pain, or urgency while urinating
dark or cloudy urine
exhaustion (low energetic level)
Freaks or chills
pain in the sides of your back
* In this article, the expressions “male” in addition to “female” mean a person’s sex determined at birth.
What are the things that could help?
Consult your physician if have some UTI symptoms. They’ll request tests to determine the infection and, if it is necessary, they’ll prescribe a treatment, such as antibiotics.
Drink plenty of fluids and adhere to healthy hygiene practices to prevent UTIs. Here are some tips. Be sure to consult your doctor about other ways to avoid these diseases.
A few people might have reactions to Jardiance. It’s unknown how often this happens in clinical tests. But it has been documented in some cases following the approval of the drug for use.
The symptoms of an allergic reaction can include:
Flushing (warmth of swelling or redness)
A more severe allergic reaction isn’t common, but it’s possible. The symptoms of a severe allergic reaction could include swelling in the skin, most commonly in your eyelids, lips hands or feet. There may also be swelling of your mouth, tongue or throat, which may cause breathing difficulties.
Make an appointment with your doctor immediately If you’re experiencing symptoms of an allergy to Jardiance. If you suspect that you’re suffering from an emergency medical situation, dial 911 or your emergency number.
Before you take Jardiance inform your doctor let them know if there was an allergic reaction to any medication.
The doctor will instruct you on how to take Jardiance. They will also tell you the dosage and how often. Make sure you follow these guidelines. Below are common dosages, but always take the dosage prescribed by your doctor.
Taken from Jardiance
Jardiance is a pill that you can swallow.
Jardiance tablets can be found in two strengths. Your physician will suggest an appropriate dosage based on
your general health, and whether you suffer from certain conditions, such as your overall health or liver disease, for instance.
other medicines you are taking other medications, like those used to manage blood pressure as well as blood sugar levels
In most instances you’ll be taking this medication every day in the morning.
Take Jardiance alongside other drugs
Your doctor could prescribe Jardiance in conjunction with other drugs. They might do this in the event that one drug fails to lower blood sugar levels in a sufficient way on its own.
There are a variety of prescription drugs that are used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Here are a few examples:
glyburide (Diabeta, Glynase)
insulin, including insulin Glargine (Basaglar, Lantus, Toujeo)
metformin (Fortamet, Glucophage, Glumetza, Riomet)
Concerns about taking Jardiance
There are many questions you may have about what to do to avoid Jardiance. Below, we have some suggestions.
What if I miss an dosage of Jardiance? If this happens, take the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. However, if it’s getting close to the time of your next dose make sure you take your next dose exactly as you would normally. Don’t double up your dose. If you do, it could cause your blood sugar level to drop too low, which may be dangerous.
Do I have to take Jardiance for a long time? If Jardiance does well for you Your doctor might suggest that you use it for the long haul. Talk to your doctor about your treatment plan for type 2 diabetes, and how long you’ll need use Jardiance.
Can Jardiance be chewed, crushed, or broken? These tablets should not be split, crushed or chewed. If you’re having trouble swallowing pills, talk with your pharmacist and doctor about options. These tips can aid you.
Should I take Jardiance without food? It is recommended to drink Jardiance in the morning, and without or with meals.
How do you think Jardiance need to be at perform their duties? Jardiance begins to work in approximately 30 to 60 minutes. At first, when you begin taking the drug, it might take between a couple of days and weeks to control glucose levels in your blood. Your doctor will be monitoring the progress of your treatment and alter your Jardiance dosage if needed.
For questions to your doctor
There may be questions regarding Jardiance and your treatment plan. It’s crucial to discuss questions with your doctor.
Here are some suggestions that can help you organize your discussion:
Before your appointment, write down questions like:
how will Jardiance influence my mood, body or lifestyle?
Invite someone else to your appointment if they can make you feel more at ease.
If you don’t understand the reason behind your illness or the treatment you are receiving, consult your physician to explain it to you.
Keep in mind that your doctor as well as other health professionals are there to help you. They wish to provide you with the best possible care. So don’t be afraid to ask questions or provide feedback regarding your treatment.
Ask your doctor about all the possible benefits and risks of taking Jardiance. If you’re experiencing problems with your kidneys or you’re pregnant or nursing Ask your doctor if it’s safe to take this drug.
The other factors are further discussed below.
Taking medication, getting vaccines or eating certain foods and doing some other things when taking a medicine could affect the way in which the drug performs. These are known as interactions.
Before you take Jardiance, be sure to discuss with your physician every medication you take including over-the-counter and prescription kinds. Be sure to mention any herbal, vitamins, or other supplements you take. Your pharmacist or doctor will tell you about any interactions with Jardiance that they could cause.
Drugs or supplements can cause interactions
Jardiance can react with other drugs including:
Insulin. If you are taking insulin along with Jardiance it is possible to develop hyperglycemia (low blood sugar levels). You’ll have to watch your blood sugar levels carefully in the event that you’re taking diabetes and Jardiance. This can help avoid the possibility of a significant drop in your the levels of your blood sugar.
Diuretics. If you use diuretics alongside Jardiance, they can lower your blood pressure and also cause changes in the levels of your blood sugar. These effects happen because both medications could cause you to make more urine or need to regularly urinate as often as you would normally. It is important to consult your doctor regarding the dangers of taking Jardiance and diuretics at the same time.
This list doesn’t contain all the drugs that may be incompatible with Jardiance. Your doctor or pharmacist can give you more details about these and any other interactions that could occur.
Jardiance might not work for you if you have specific medical conditions or aspects that impact your health. Talk with your doctor about your medical history prior to when you begin taking Jardiance.
A few things to think about include those listed below.
Low blood pressure. Jardiance could increase your chance of having low blood pressure, especially if you use blood pressure medications, already have low blood pressure, or had it in the past. Before taking Jardiance, tell your doctor about any issues with blood pressure that you’ve experienced.
Allergy reaction. If you’ve experienced reactions to Jardiance and any other ingredients, you should not take this medication. Talk to your doctor about alternative medicines that might be more appropriate for you.
Problems with the liver or kidneys. If you’re suffering from kidney or liver problems Your doctor might alter the dosage of Jardiance. Or, they may recommend a different medication. Discuss with your doctor any liver or kidney issues before taking this drug.
Urinary tract infections are a common cause or yeast infections in the genital area. Jardiance may increase the risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs) and yeast infections genital. If you have a history of either, you may be at a greater risk of Jardiance. Check with your doctor to ensure that he can be aware of UTIs as well as yeast infection you’ve had previously. Your doctor will then be able to determine if Jardiance is suitable for you or if a different option is better.
A planned surgery. Very rarely, Jardiance may cause a dangerous side effect known as ketoacidosis (a increase in acid levels in the body.) Surgery while taking Jardiance can increase your risk of this side effect. Before taking the drug make sure you inform your doctor if you have any planned surgery. If you’re planning to undergo surgery during the course of taking Jardiance it’s crucial to inform your doctor. They may have you stop taking the drug following your surgery.