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User Reviews for Empagliflozin

Also known as: Jardiance

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "Had been on Invokana 150 (split pill) and 1000 mg Metformin for 2 years, but leg cramps, some ankle swelling and fatigue a problem. Changed to Jardiance 25 mg. 9 months later A1c down from 7.2 to 6.1 without those side effects. Because of insurance I tried Invokana again but same side effects. Back on Jardiance and hope to stay on."

   
9.0

daisychain7 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 14, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "Was working well, then shortly after 5 months ended up in ER with pancreatitis. Really upset me for it was truly was helping. The ER doctor said it was attributed to the Jardiance."

Miata Sam (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 8, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "Used wipes regularly as suggested by my endocrinologist. Horrible yeast infection for the entire 2 months I took this medication. Took diflucan, extra strength diflucan, terconazole, gem dophomus and was ON FIRE for months. No discernible difference in blood sugar with HORRIBLE side effects. Not worth it at all."

   
1.0

JustMe (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 2, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "great for reducing A1C . Terrible back pain and thirst.. Swollen tongue,and difficulty in swolling. I am not sure if this drug is safe for us Diabetics, (T2)"

   
6.0

kay (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 1, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "After two and one half weeks of taking the medicine jardiance I began to experience muscle cramps. The muscle cramps became worse everyday while taking the med. I thought the whole time I had experienced a strained muscle in by back however while treating the pulled muscle the pain and spasms got worse. I have contacted my doctor and since have stopped the med."

   
2.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) March 26, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "I have type 2 diabetes. I am 68 years old and female. I took Jardiance and began to urinate VERY frequently, like about every hour and a half or so. Urine had blood in it and was painful, burning. I had extreme pain and burning inside me, I guess that was my bladder. I was extremely thirsty. I couldn't go anywhere or do anything. I just had to stay home. I had nightmares at night when I tried to sleep. (OMG!) I woke up many times to go to the bathroom at night. I had a constant, unexplained headache that would not go away. I already have a heart problem but Jardiance was nevertheless prescribed for me anyway. I had to stop taking Jardiance. Then, all of the aforementioned side effects stopped, thank goodness. Oh, by the way, I lost four pounds. That's the only good thing that came from this medicine. Other than that Jardiance was nightmare. I am glad, though, that it is beneficial to some people."

Lin (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 13, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "I also have been taking this drug for about 2 months, I have one side effect ( if this indeed is causing it) I feel nauseous, not excessive but enough to make life uncomfortable, I could pee for England but the weight has dropped off me, I am now 14 stone and 7 pounds, I have been as high as 18 stone, just hoping the sickness fades away in time"

   
7.0

Hesmo (taken for less than 1 month) March 7, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "I have been taking jardiance since December 2017. Before jardiance my A1C was 12.4 which is dangerous high blood glucose average 250 plus. After taking this med I have had phenomenal results - my blood sugar fasting 88-115 after dinner 110-140. My new A1C is 7.2 and yes I pee and drink a lot of water but my glucose is under control and I have lost 8lbs. I'm very happy with jardiance .41 yo male no other side effects."

   
9.0

Deon (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 1, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "Been on Jardiance now for 6 months . Have lost 21 Lbs . Yes you pee a lot and drink more but it is well worth it . My A1C is 6.2. Got one UTI then it went away . Just follow up with your Doc and you will be fine . I'm 60 and this is the first diabetic drug that has really helped me . Plus , the weight loss is a added plus. "

   
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Bob (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 25, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "Was on Jardiance for about a year. Greatly reduced my A1C, but had many recurring UTI's and yeast infections. Had a severe UTI that sent me into the ICU with sepis. Due to repeated yeast infections wound up with urinary candidiasis causing a fungal ball in the renal pelvis of my kidney. Will not touch Jardiance or any other SLGT2 inhibitor medication with a 10ft pole."

   
1.0

McQ (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 22, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "I have been taking Jardiance about 2 months. I was so happy to see my glucose numbers in the morning and lost 8 lbs. I drink a lot of water and pee A LOT. I notice about my urine is thick during my cleaning my toilet. After 2 months later I got pain in male part when I pull up my skin. Feeling of pain is get cut with raise blade. I run to my doctor and discuss about this problem, he to me to stop jardiance immediately. The pain go away in 2 day. It is so frustrated, I like it for glucose level and my body weight has gone down with Jardiance but can't continue. Now my glucose go up and my weight up 3 lb in 5 day. I hope this problem can be solved soon."

Maleinpain February 12, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "Yes it lowered my A-1C, Yes it lowered my blood sugar, but after 4 months of going from one UTI WITH vaginal yeast infection to another I cannot stand those side effects anymore. I stopped it."

   
1.0

RuthH2 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 7, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "I have been taking Jardiance for almost 2 months. Before I started Jardiance I had very high blood sugars averaging 220 plus HBA1C was very high. After starting Jardiance back in December 2017 I have not had any side effects except peeing a lot from the large amounts of water I drink. So far I am down 5lbs and blood sugars are averaging in the morning 80-110 and evening after dinner 110-160. Very happy with Jardiance"

Deon S February 7, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "I’ve been on Jardiance for 3 weeks and my fasting blood sugar has increased from 135 to 180. I’m always thirsty and pee a lot."

Js29 (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "It has certainly lowered my HbA1c, which needed to happen urgently as I was waiting for a heart valve replacement. In recent months, my urine has been sticky and my foreskin has been sore and inflamed. My doctor says that's not a result of the Jardiance. Another doctor (an independent drug research doctor) told me to drink a lot of water and urinate frequently. I'm thinking I may ultimately need a circumcision"

   
7.0

Steve_T January 30, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "I am 78 with diabetes for the last 39 years. My sugar levels were out of control with coventional drugs. But after prescription of Jardiance 25. My glucose level is perfectly under control through out the day. Some times I experience giddiness for a few seconds."

veejaybee (taken for less than 1 month) January 25, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "This drug has not worked for me at all. My blood sugars shot up & keep increasing by the week. Has also caused excessive sweating & false feeling of low blood sugar when in fact it was too high. Do not like the way it makes me feel."

   
1.0

Annb06 January 5, 2018

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "My Blood sugar level was sky rocketing such as minimum at anytime was 17mmol/L and it was rising even to 28mmol/L within a day. After increased my metfomin gliclazide lingaliptine dose, finally introduced Jardiance 10mg. With support of Jardiance and my diabetic management literature review I have designed and planed my food and exercise regime. At the fourth day after starting of Jardiance I was able to have my early morning reading as 7.6 mmol/L from ever lowest 17mmol/L. Today is my fourth day on Jardiance."

   
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Charles Spencer (taken for less than 1 month) December 8, 2017

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "Jardiance gave me a bad yeast infection that took forever to get rid of, which I only had a problem with before was while taking antibiotics. Made my skin so bad on my private area and crack of my butt . Splotches of flaky skin on my arms and legs and in my navel. And under my breasts. My hair has been falling out badly since I used it, which was just for a month and didn't bring my glucose levels down any. I hate it"

   
1.0

Zapit (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 8, 2017

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "Been on Jardiance 25mg for 10 months. I’ve lost 35 pounds, A1C dropped from 7.8 to 6.2. I don’t feel I urinate excessively and sometimes get up once a night to go to the bathroom. I’m beginning to get low blood sugars during the day so may have to cut back on other diabetic meds I’m taking. I’ve had one UTI which I had no symptoms with, just caught it in a routine urine test. I feel tired a lot, not sure it’s related to this med. also, I’ve lost a ton of hair. My hair is so thin now I can’t believe it. Anyone else suffer hair loss since taking this med? It’s done wonders for my diabetes and weight loss, would hate to have to stop taking it."

   
9.0

Suzs80 November 11, 2017

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "For some reason my A1C was increasing. My doctor added Jardiance to my regiment. My A1C dropped from 7.8 to 7.4 quite quickly. After three more months on Jardiance my A1C went from 7.4 to 6.2. I have also lost about 6 pounds since taking it. Side effects have been UTI and I feel tired and weak quite a bit. No energy. Other than that, I've been good. But I don't like feeling like this, so will tell my doctor about it today. Perhaps a small price to pay for such a drop in my A1C. It is also very expensive. I get samples from my Dr at times, but being on Medicare and it being a new drug, it's pretty costly. Have to see if it's even on the formulary for 2018 as it always changes & the drug co. does not give discounts to Medicare folks"

   
8.0

SuzS80 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 29, 2017

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "Ketoacidosis without coma. A really wonderfully emergency room trip. The doc was called 2 times before emergency and was not worried. Train the docs to look for problems. The stuff I read really seems to down play the danger. This drug will kill people but don't worry, do the math it will pay back before all of the deaths. A drug that almost killed me is totally effective. My blood sugar was reduced and I lost weight"

   
1.0

Allmostdied (taken for less than 1 month) September 29, 2017

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "I have been on this for 2 weeks and while I haven't checked my sugar levels it may not matter as I cannot stand peeing every one to one and a half hours. Its like I pee all night and all morning and then I'm terribly thirsty all after noon - early evening. Then I go to bed and it starts all over again. Its annoying and makes me look weird going into the bathroom every hour or so at work. Does the peeing ever lessen up? I also feel like any weight loss will only be due to water loos by constantly going to the bathroom so thats not a true weight loss... this may be the fourth Diabetes med I give up on because of the side effects."

Peelikemad (taken for less than 1 month) September 22, 2017

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "The Jardiance ads are very misleading. EVERY SINGLE TIME a person is diagnosed with diabetes, they are INFORMED about the risks of their high cholesterol, their high triglycerides and their ease in having cardiac/heart issues - every single time, yet the Jardiance ads asks people if they are aware that diabetes can cause heart disease and they all answer in the negative - that's false because they have been advised, at the time of their diagnosis, about this - doctors are very diligent about this requirement. NOT SURPRISED YOU WON'T PRINT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

SaxLey September 7, 2017

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Jardiance (empagliflozin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "Jardience has improved my ability to control my diabetes. Jardience is easy to take because it is in pill form instead of a shot. The problem I experienced while taking Jardience is a monthly yeast infection. This month, August 2017, I acquired a yeast infection and a severe case of vulvitis. My usual dose of diflucan improved my vulvitis and yeast infection but symptoms still persist. This level of discomfort has made me consider discontinuing Jardience."

   
8.0

priceless963 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 27, 2017

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