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User Reviews for Empagliflozin to treat Diabetes, Type 2

Also known as: Jardiance

Empagliflozin has an average rating of 5.4 out of 10 from a total of 269 ratings for the treatment of Diabetes, Type 2. 40% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 41% reported a negative experience.

Empagliflozin rating summary

5.4/10 average rating

269 ratings from 288 user reviews.

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Reviews for Empagliflozin

Jools52 · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 23, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “1994 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. On metformin and gliclacides till 2000. Then on insulin. Now trying Jardiance. Huge vagina sensitivity and soreness on 10mg. Come off and it goes away. So 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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Wxstorm · November 12, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “I began 10 mg of Jardiance on April 09th, 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 and 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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Rhonnie · Taken for 1 to 2 years · January 8, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “I was put on jardiance I felt great for a year, minus the chest infections yeast infections but I trusted my Dr. 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 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 its too good to be true ...,,,,,,,,its too good to be true”

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Me · Taken for 1 to 6 months · January 19, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “I was put on jardiance for type 2 diabetes, I also have heart disease. This medication worked for it dropped my a1c from 11 to 7.4 in three months and I didn't change anything my diet or exercise regime. But if its to good to be true than it is I have had 3 UTI's right back to back on 6 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 UTI's 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 use in this medication that it causes UTI, and yeast infections, and it could cause gangrene of the genitals!!! Like what is in this medication. Dose anyone know the answer to that?”

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

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “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 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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Georb · Taken for 1 to 2 years · November 14, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “I was put on jardiance last year as I have type 2 diabetes, and have lost over a stone in weight and got 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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MarieMcC · April 20, 2017

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “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 mean time, I found out some much needed advice on the internet 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 the UTI's and yeast infections. I went back to Jardiance. So far, I have not had reoccurring infections.”

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Pamcakes · September 30, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “I was on Jardiance before and had a lot of trouble with itching swelling down there, but didn’t tie it to the medication. I tried yeast medication, a mild soap, anti fungal soap, a soap specially formulated for women. Did stop it for several weeks and rash cleared....still didn’t associate it 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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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · October 8, 2018

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “I started taking this medication in June of 2018. My A1C was 9.8 my weight was 166lb 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 to the A1C test and it was 7.1 & my weight was 158lb. Re: the UTIs and other female issues - I have not had the experience, but as recommended a cleanse the area with washcloth or water 2-3 times day. So have not had the issue. (sorry for any guys on this) the reason why the UTI and vaginal irritation occur is 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 hope it helps you.”

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

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “These 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 weeks course of Fluconazole which helped for less than a week and 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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Trying hard · Taken for less than 1 month · January 4, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “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 back 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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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · June 7, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “My physician prescribed Jardiance to me 8 days ago. Immediately, I didn't feel good but didn't contribute it to this medication until yesterday. I woke up, couldn't stand or much less walk with becoming extremely dizzy, lightheaded, nauseous and faint. Extreme thirst was also an issue but not near as bad as other symptoms. I called my physician. They had me to 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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ivo · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · December 30, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “I use metformin, Jardiance and Ozempic for diabetes and have LOST over 60 lbs in 8 months. I look great but the UTI's are constant and this really worry me, also the rashes mean I am using cortisone creams all the time is not healthy but I have no choice as this is the first time in 20 years I can control my sugar - but i am asking my self if this is safe for my kidneys and bladder so it is complicated is it the lesser evil?”

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K · Taken for 1 to 6 months · May 25, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “Terrible experience on this medication. The side effects was 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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Binky · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 29, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “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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Intrepidone · Taken for 1 to 6 months · June 9, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “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 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 same with refill.”

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

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “I been on Jardiance, for 6 months. I have had a yeast infection for months, burning itching. My feet and legs has tingling and pain. I am going to speak with my PCP amount another medication. I am no longer going to continue on this medication with so many side effects”

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

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “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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Bigmotter · Taken for 1 to 6 months · November 13, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “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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Shawn · Taken for less than 1 month · December 29, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “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 urinated 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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JB · Taken for 1 to 2 years · July 30, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “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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I’m Still Standing · October 15, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “I have been taking this medication along with metphormin. It has made me thirsty, all day every day. No UTI or yeast infections. Blood sugar is lower in the morning as expected but not a significant amount. I’m thinking not enough to continue with this med. I do get light headed upon standing especially in the morning since starting it my energy level is so low that I had to start laying down in the afternoon and my ambition went south! I stopped taking it for four days and my energy was back up and I managed to get my house cleaned for the first time in months! I did not lose weight on this drug but actually gained with no diet changes. I’m not going to take it any longer for sugar readings that are 200 or below. I’d rather have the energy to burn the sugar myself!”

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

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “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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Sa · Taken for less than 1 month · November 4, 2019

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “Jardiance was added to my glipizide routine. I took it for 3 weeks and had to come off due to the severity of the side effect . The first few days were the worst and I thought I'd give the medicine time, maybe I just have to grow accustomed to the change. Don't do that. If it's not working for you, get off the medication. I became a zombie. The worst were the two painful yeast infections (I don't get many). I was losing memory, constantly nauseous and growing more weak over the course of the medication. I had minor bouts of all the other side effects listed, such as constipation. The thirst was extreme. It also took a few days to recover from the side effects after being taken off.”

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Cat · Taken for less than 1 month · January 30, 2020

Jardiance (empagliflozin): “This Jardiance drug is horrible. Before this I have not had a yeast infection in 12 years and 7 days on this medication I get a RAGING yeast infection and could not sleep for two days. I am not taking it anymore and have fully committed to diet and exercise to try to keep glucose levels at a “normal” level. My A1c has dropped from 11.3 to 8.2 in a year and my glucose levels usually range from 180 to 280. Anything lower I feel comatose. I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes 17 years ago....”

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