Empagliflozin is a type 2 diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar and can be used alone or in combination with other hypoglycemic drugs such as metformin or insulin.This oral antidiabetic is commercially sold under the name Jardiance and is produced by the Boehringer Inguelheim laboratory and can be purchased from pharmacies in tablet form.The patient should maintain a balanced diet and exercise regularly to enhance the effect of the drug.
What is Empagliflozina for?
Empagliflozin should be used only after a doctor’s recommendation and is indicated for lowering blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes, as decreased absorption of sugar in the kidneys is eliminated by the urine.
In addition, empagliflozin helps you lose weight because the elimination of blood sugar in the urine leads to the loss of calories and body fat.
How to take Empagliflozina
This medicine should be used by adults with type 2 diabetes and the tablets can be taken with meals or alone and it is usually recommended by the doctor to take between 10 mg and 25 mg with meals.
The tablet should not be broken, opened or chewed and should be swallowed with water and it is essential to respect the times, doses and duration of treatment as directed by the doctor.
Empagliflozin Side Effects
Side effects of Empagliflozin may be at increased risk of hypoglycaemia, dehydration, increased urination, vaginal or urinary tract infection.
Contraindications to Empagliflozin
Empagliflozin is contraindicated for pregnant women and people with severe kidney problems. Also, it should not be taken by patients who are allergic to any of the drug’s excipients, such as lactose.