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Empagliflozin User Reviews & Ratings

Brand names: Jardiance

Empagliflozin has an average rating of 5.4 out of 10 from a total of 335 reviews on Drugs.com. 40% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 41% reported a negative experience.

Reviews for Empagliflozin

  • Jools
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • August 23, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "1994 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. On metformin and gliclacides till 2000. Then on insulin. Now trying Jardiance. Huge vaginal sensitivity and soreness on 10mg. Come off and it goes away. So, the only thing that works for me is low carb eating. Tried them all. 5:2 diet. WW Slimming World. Milkshakes. Only thing to get weight off and sugars down is low carb, less than 40g per day. It's cheaper for you who have to pay for drugs. I reduce insulin. I lose my sweet tooth. It has worked before for me. Now doing it again and it's working again. Please do take care of yourselves. Eyes and feet first to go awry. Then kidneys, etc. Read all you can on low carb. Thank you x"

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  • Rhonnie
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • January 8, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "I was put on Jardiance. I felt great for a year, minus the chest infections and yeast infections, but I trusted my doctor. One day, I developed a small pea-sized lump in my groin area, and by the next morning, my whole pelvic area was red and swollen. I ended up in the ER for a week on strong IV antibiotics. This drug causes necrotizing fasciitis, a super serious infection. I am still dealing with the aftermath. This is a dangerous drug. If it's too good to be true, it's too good to be true."

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  • Wxstorm
  • November 12, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "I began 10 mg of Jardiance on April 9th, 2019. I weighed 224.4 lbs on that day. Seven months later, I have lost 32.6 lbs or about 15% of body weight. Jardiance has been well tolerated with no side effects other than urinating more frequently. I have walked on a treadmill, began eating green vegetables, and avoiding pizza and fried foods, but Jardiance gave me a significant boost in dropping weight. My blood pressure is running about 125/75. Glucose A1C is 7.4%. Doing better."

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  • Meano
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • January 19, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "I was put on Jardiance for type 2 diabetes. I also have heart disease. This medication worked for me, it dropped my A1c from 11 to 7.4 in three months, and I didn't change anything in my diet or exercise regimen. But if it's too good to be true, then it is. I have had three UTIs right back to back on six different antibiotics. Each UTI was worse than the one before. Very painful when I peed, my vagina swelled and hurt so bad. It burned when I peed, like my urine was acid. So, I went off Jardiance, and eventually, the UTIs went away. Then I ended up with a yeast infection from all the antibiotics I was on. This medication is very dangerous. I am scared that my kidneys might be damaged from this medication. I don't understand what causes UTI and yeast infections with this medication, and it could cause gangrene of the genitals! What is in this medication? Does anyone know the answer to that?"

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  • Marie...
  • April 20, 2017

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "I took Jardiance for over 2 years. I lost weight on it without dieting. I had a yeast infection for 2 months. I told my physician I needed a break from it. I went back to Glimeperide and immediately started to gain weight. My yeast infection cleared within days of stopping Jardiance. In the meantime, I found some much-needed advice on the internet on how to avoid all the infections while taking Jardiance. If you use a baby wipe to clean yourself after you urinate, the glucose will not be around to cause UTIs and yeast infections. I went back to Jardiance. So far, I have not had recurring infections."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • October 8, 2018

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "I started taking this medication in June of 2018. My A1C was 9.8, my weight was 166 lb. I'm youngish (40), drink at least a gallon of water a day, walk close to 11k steps a day, and still could not reduce my A1C. In Sept 2018, I went back for the A1C test, and it was 7.1, and my weight was 158 lb. Regarding the UTIs and other female issues - I have not had that experience, but as recommended, cleanse the area with a washcloth or water 2-3 times a day. So I have not had any issues. (Sorry for any guys reading this). The reason why UTIs and vaginal irritation occur is that the drug is causing glucose (SUGAR) to leave your body through the urine. So when the urine dries or isn't cleaned/wiped away properly, we are prone to infection. Just my two cents and I hope it helps you."

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  • pam
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • October 4, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "I've been put on this drug. At first, it felt like I was going to get a urinary tract infection for almost a week, then that went away. I noticed then I started losing weight, and my blood sugar went down. I love this drug because it keeps my weight down and my sugar down. I was surprised when I got on the scale that I was losing weight and not even trying. I didn't have to starve myself to get my sugar and weight down."

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  • Pamca...
  • September 30, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "I was on Jardiance before and had a lot of trouble with itching and swelling down there, but didn’t tie it to the medication. I tried yeast medication, a mild soap, antifungal soap, a soap specially formulated for women. I did stop it for several weeks and the rash cleared... still didn’t associate it with this medicine. Been back on Jardiance maybe 4-6 days and I’m a mess! Swollen front and back. Inflamed, red, itching!!! Will not take this ever again. Signed, MISERABLE"

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  • Georb
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • November 14, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "I was put on Jardiance last year as I have type 2 diabetes, and have lost over a stone in weight and gotten my blood sugar levels under control. I have avoided any yeast infection. I do urinate more often and need to ensure that I do not get dehydrated. So far, I am very pleased with this drug."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 7, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "My physician prescribed Jardiance to me 8 days ago. Immediately, I didn't feel good but didn't attribute it to this medication until yesterday. I woke up, couldn't stand or much less walk without becoming extremely dizzy, lightheaded, nauseous, and faint. Extreme thirst was also an issue but not nearly as bad as the other symptoms. I called my physician. They had me discontinue the medication and come immediately to the office. He stopped this medication and I'm trying to flush my system. I've been in bed the majority of the past two days. I will not be taking this medication again. The side effects are too horrible."

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  • Kia
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • February 29, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "This drug Jardiance seemed like a godsend when I first started taking it around 9 months ago. At first, I was on 10mg, and the only symptom I was having was excessive thirst, and I could handle that. But in the last 4 months, since an increase to 25mg, I have been suffering constantly with a yeast infection. I even spoke to my doctor about it and had a week's course of Fluconazole, which helped for less than a week. Now, even after creams and tablets, I still have a yeast infection that will not go away and a UTI. Before I was diagnosed with Diabetes 2 in 2018, I had never had a UTI or a YI, but now I suffer constantly. The long-term side effects are also a worry as no one really knows what they are capable of. I know one thing though, I cannot continue with this medication."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • December 26, 2018

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "I have been on Jardiance one year now in conjunction with a ketogenic diet with no ill effect. I noticed a small increase in urination but not more than 2-3 times a day extra. I have gotten off all my insulin (400 units a day) and lost over 100 pounds with no exercise. A1c has gone from 12 to 5.5. Recently I started getting excessive fatigue and my Dr didn't think I needed the higher dose anymore so I dropped to 10mg. The key I think is being very low carb to begin with. You can't take this drug and eat a SAD diet full of carbs. Carbs will just raise your blood sugars and spike insulin which will result in the medication making you pee more and more to get rid of it. All that sugar pee will just result in yeast infections. It's a good drug but not magic. You have to be responsible for what and how you eat which if you're diabetic means as little carbs as possible with no snacking."

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  • Trying...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • January 4, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "On the first day of taking 10 mg of Jardiance, my blood glucose dropped 40 points. On the fourth day of taking 10 mg of Jardiance, my back was so sore I could not get up from sitting or bend over. It felt like a very bad back muscle sprain in my mid-back. My kidneys were screaming. I had no UTI, but my kidneys did not do well on this medication, and the back pain was severe."

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  • Binky
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • August 29, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "Jardiance was a horrible drug for me! I took it for two months and it was two months too long. I didn’t experience a lot of the symptoms that so many did. My experience involved being constantly light-headed and falling. I never passed out but I came close many times. My husband got to the point where he would search for me to make sure I wasn’t on the floor. I reported it to my doctor and he didn’t ask or say anything about it. I have never felt the need to call the FDA, but I do with this drug!"

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  • Kano
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • May 25, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "Terrible experience on this medication. The side effects were unbearable: painful urination, my bladder was full and in pain all the time, back pain. My genital area was raw. Yeast infections all while taking the medication. The side effects outnumbered its benefits. If you experience similar side effects, consult your doctor. Please!"

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  • Bigmo...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 13, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "On Jardiance for type 2 diabetes and now have a major bleeding rash on the head of my penis as a side effect. Other side effects also; thirsty constantly, light-headed when getting up from sitting, small reduction in A1C but not significant. I believe this medication Jardiance is very dangerous and is being marketed to only make money and not provide any positive benefits. I stopped the medication 16 days ago, and the bleeding rash is 95% gone. I would avoid Jardiance like the plague!"

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  • Intre...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • June 9, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "73-year-old male diagnosed about 5 years ago as type 2 diabetic. Been controlling with diet, exercise, and metformin, 500 mg twice a day. Blood pressure recently spiked after minor surgery. Cardiologist wanted my GP to become more aggressive with my 7.6 A1C. Started me on a dose of 10 mg a day of Jardiance about 6 weeks ago. Just had first blood tests. A1C dropped to 7.2 and fasting glucose dipped from 170-180 range to 130-150. I assume next testing will show the full effect on A1C. I have dropped 12 pounds as of this morning. And I have experienced very mild side effects. Excessive thirst probably the most noticeable. With my insurance plan, I got a 90 day supply for 65 dollars. I hope cost remains the same with refill."

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  • ivo
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • December 30, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "I use Metformin, Jardiance, and Ozempic for diabetes and have lost over 60 lbs in 8 months. I look great, but the UTIs are constant and this really worries me. Also, the rashes mean I am using cortisone creams all the time, which is not healthy, but I have no choice as this is the first time in 20 years I can control my sugar. I am asking myself if this is safe for my kidneys and bladder, so it is complicated. Is it the lesser evil?"

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  • YOYO
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • October 19, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "I've been on Jardiance for 6 months. I have had a yeast infection for months, burning, itching. My feet and legs have tingling and pain. I am going to speak with my PCP about another medication. I am no longer going to continue on this medication with so many side effects."

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  • Shawn
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • December 29, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "My PCP prescribed Jardiance, saying it will be great since it will help my diabetes and BP as well. As soon as I started the medication, I felt tired. I felt like a zombie. I looked up side effects, and this wasn’t listed, so I continued the medication. I was nauseous all the time and had constipation. Onto the third week, and I can’t stand the tiredness and nauseous feeling anymore. I expected to urinate often, so I’m not listing that. I am now 2 days off this, and I’m feeling a little better. My nausea has lessened up. I do not recommend this."

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  • JBano
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • July 30, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "Endocrinologist took me off of insulin, and I started taking Jardiance along with my Metformin. The results have been life-changing for me. A1C dropped down to 6.7 and went from 237 to 172. Other than frequent urination, I have not suffered any bad side effects."

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  • SDR
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • October 1, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "Jardiance did reduce average sugar levels and A1C. It also caused many sleepless nights due to dry mouth, dehydration, chest congestion, and constant trips to the bathroom. It caused increased bladder leaking, tired leg syndrome to the point my joints hurt so bad walking was painful. I did not want to exercise. I was too tired. I stopped Jardiance 3 weeks ago. I feel great. Sugars spiked but I am working on it with diet and exercise. I sleep all night now and wake up refreshed and ready to meet my day."

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  • Los
  • November 21, 2015

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "I have been on this for 3 months. I have lost 30 pounds. My A1C went from 12.7 to 6.1. My blood sugar numbers went from 230 to 98. I have not had any of the negative side effects. I have not had dry mouth or waking up to urinate as some others have experienced. This medication has worked great for me so far."

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  • Victory
  • August 23, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2 "I have been on Jardiance for close to 2 months. Initially I was on Metformin and Glimepiride (4) 2x a day. This medicine has really worked wonders for me. I have only been a diabetic for 1.5 years. My doctor reduced the Glimepiride to once a day and took me completely off of the diuretic. I have experienced side effects like everyone else. I had a yeast infection but taking the prescribed meds cleared it up. Jardiance causes me to urinate quite often, normally around 10 times a day. I'm up tinkling in the middle of the night, but it's well. The pros outweigh the cons. I'm not the type of person that's easily persuaded by what people say or do. People, never allow others' opinions to be a defining factor for your health. I plan to continue using Jardiance because I see the positive result."

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  • Skano
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • May 4, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction "I have been taking Jardiance for a year now. I have noticed over the past 6 months that my bones started hurting. I ignored it and never thought that this medication was the problem, but in the last two months, the pain is severe and I can barely walk."

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