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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
3
Moderate
5
Mild
2
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Empaglifozin

Side effect Patients
Vaginal yeast infection 2
Craving carbs 1
Frequent urination 1
Increased urination 1
Weight loss 1
Yeast infection (candida) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Empaglifozin

Dosage Patients
25 mg daily 5
10 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Empaglifozin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Empaglifozin

Duration

Currently taking Empaglifozin

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Empaglifozin

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 8
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Empaglifozin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Canagliflozin (Invokana) 2
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide-Telmisartan (Micardis HCT) 1

Patients stopped taking Empaglifozin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Dulaglutide (Trulicity) 1
Liraglutide (Victoza) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Empaglifozin

Aug 10, 2017 (Started Sep 11, 2014)

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

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