What is Empaglifozin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Jardiance

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See also: Empagliflozin-linagliptin Empagliflozin-metformin

Empagliflozin is an oral medication used to treat Type 2 Diabetes. This agent exerts its effect by increasing the amount of glucose (or sugar) that the body passes from the blood into the urine, thereby lowering blood glucose levels.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 23 27
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 2 3
Coronary artery disease 1 0
Heart attack (myocardial infarction) 1 0
Stroke 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 4
Moderate 8
Mild 8
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Empaglifozin

Side effect Patients Percentage
Brain shocks 1
Craving carbs 1
Dizzy spells 1
Frequent daytime urination 1
Frequent urination 1
Increased urination 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Empaglifozin

Dosage Patients Percentage
10 mg daily 4
25 mg daily 4

Why patients stopped taking Empaglifozin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 3
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Empaglifozin

Duration

Currently taking Empaglifozin

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 5

Stopped taking Empaglifozin

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 23
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 10
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Empaglifozin after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Metformin (Metformin ER) 4
Canagliflozin (Invokana) 3
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) 2
Glipizide (Glipizide ER) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide-Telmisartan (Micardis HCT) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Empaglifozin and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Metformin (Metformin ER) 2
Alogliptin (Nesina) 1
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) 1
Dulaglutide (Trulicity) 1
Glimepiride-pioglitazone 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Empaglifozin

Aug 10, 2017 (Started Sep 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased urination, yeast infection (candida), craving carbs, weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started carving crabs are I stopped the Jardiance, so I went back on it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 4, 2017 (Started Sep 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased urination, yeast infection (candida), craving carbs, weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Victoza works so much better, I am stopping the Jardiance.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Sep 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased urination, yeast infection (candida), craving carbs, weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Since the doctor increased the medication dosage I have been craving crabs.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 27, 2015 (Started Sep 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased urination, yeast infection (candida), weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Increase thirst, increase urination, unexpected weight loss, yeast infection
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 22, 2015 (Started Sep 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased urination, yeast infection (candida), weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Jardiance has helped me lower my A1C and I have had an unexpected weight loss since starting Jardiance.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Sep 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (increased urination, yeast infection (candida), weight loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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