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Jardiance: 7 things you should know

Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on Sep 25, 2023.

1. How it works

2. Upsides

3. Downsides

If you are between the ages of 18 and 60, take no other medication or have no other medical conditions, side effects you are more likely to experience include:

Note: In general, seniors or children, people with certain medical conditions (such as liver or kidney problems, heart disease, diabetes, seizures) or people who take other medications are more at risk of developing a wider range of side effects. View complete list of side effects

4. Bottom Line

Jardiance is an oral medication that may be used to treat type 2 diabetes, improve outcomes in people with chronic kidney disease, or reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in some populations, alongside other medications, dietary changes, and exercise. It is associated with an increased risk of infections, low blood pressure, and diabetic ketoacidosis.

5. Tips

6. Response and effectiveness

7. Interactions

Medicines that interact with Jardiance may either decrease its effect, affect how long it works for, increase side effects, or have less of an effect when taken with Jardiance. An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of the medications; however, sometimes it does. Speak to your doctor about how drug interactions should be managed.

Common medications that may interact with Jardiance include:

Jardiance may also enhance the toxic effects of alcohol, causing flushing.

Urine glucose tests should not be used to monitor glucose control in people receiving SGLT2 inhibitors such as Jardiance as these increase urinary glucose excretion and will lead to positive urine glucose tests. Alternative methods to monitor glucose control should be used. Interference with 1,5-AG assays may also occur.

Note that this list is not all-inclusive and includes only common medications that may interact with Jardiance. You should refer to the prescribing information for Jardiance for a complete list of interactions.


Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Jardiance only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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