My husband started taking Jardiance and he has become very moody, irritable, and aggressive. He is becomes very agitated at the simplest things. I'm not even able to ask him a question without him getting irate with me.
There're no psychiatric side effects listed for Jardiance and I didn't see any reference to behavioural changes in the user reviews.
It may be the diabetes itself (I'm assuming that's what your husband is taking it for) causing these changes. Does he monitor his glucose levels? Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can cause these changes:
"Diabetes can affect a person’s mood, causing rapid and severe changes.
The symptoms of low blood sugar levels that might contribute to mood swings include:
co-ordination and decision-making difficulties
aggression and irritability
personality or behavior changes
Changes in blood sugar level can affect a person’s mood and mental status. When blood sugar returns to a normal range, these symptoms often resolve.
Fluctuations in blood glucose can result in rapid mood changes, including low mood and irritability. This is especially true during hypoglycemic episodes, during which blood sugar levels drop below 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL)."
Low blood sugar can also be dangerous if it drops too low.
I'd suggest talking with his doctor as soon as possible to get their professional advice.
Best regards and I hope you can get an answer quickly.
- Jardiance Information for Consumers
- Jardiance Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Jardiance (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.