About Jardiance 25mg Tablet
Jardiance 25mg Tablet belongs to a group of antidiabetic medicines (sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors). Jardiance 25mg Tablet is prescribed for the condition of type 2 diabetes when diet and exercise alone cannot control their blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body does not make enough insulin, or the insulin that it makes does not work properly.
Jardiance 25mg Tablet contains empagliflozin, which works by blocking the sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) enzyme in the kidney’s proximal tubules. It lowers renal reabsorption of glucose and increases urine excretion of glucose via inhibiting SGLT2. As a result, it lowers blood sugar levels in diabetics.
Take Jardiance 25mg Tablet as prescribed. You are advised to take Jardiance 25mg Tablet for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience certain common side effects such as thrush, pain or a burning feeling when you pee, peeing more than normal, and mild skin rash or itchy skin. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to consult your doctor if you experience these side effects persistently.
Do not consume Jardiance 25mg Tablet if you are allergic to any component present in Jardiance 25mg Tablet. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking Jardiance 25mg Tablet. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Jardiance 25mg Tablet since it may produce unpleasant side effects. There is limited information available about the use of Jardiance 25mg Tablet in children, therefore, it is not recommended to use in children. Inform your doctor about all of the medications you are taking as well as your medical history to rule out any undesirable side effects or interactions.
Uses Of Jardiance 25mg Tablet
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Jardiance 25mg Tablet plays a vital role in managing diabetes and achieving good control of blood sugar levels by delaying the absorption of sugar and increasing insulin sensitivity in the body. Jardiance 25mg Tablet does not cause a sudden lowering of the blood glucose level or cause significant hypoglycaemia. In the prediabetic condition, Jardiance 25mg Tablet is the only recommended treatment available. Jardiance 25mg Tablet also helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage (Diabetic Nephropathy), blindness (Diabetic Retinopathy), loss of sensation in your hands and feet (Diabetic Neuropathy) or even loss of foot! Jardiance 25mg Tablet also helps to reduce your chance of having a heart attack or stroke.
Directions For Use
- Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects Of Jardiance 25mg Tablet
- Thrush (fungal infection)
- Pain or a burning feeling when you pee
- Peeing more than normal
- Mild skin rash or itchy skin
Precautions And Warning
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Jardiance 25mg Tablet, do not consume it. If you suffer heart abnormalities, diabetic ketoacidosis, skin problems, acute pancreatitis, low blood sugar levels, or kidney or liver problems, notify your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before taking Jardiance 25mg Tablet. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Jardiance 25mg Tablet since it may produce unpleasant side effects. Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking and your medical history to rule out any unwanted side effects.
Drug Interactions: Jardiance 25mg Tablet may interact with insulin, high blood pressure-lowering pills (hydrochlorothiazide, amlodipine), water pills/diuretics (furosemide), antibiotics used for eye infections (gatifloxacin), anti-hypertensive (metoprolol), steroids (prednisolone), thyroid hormones etc. So, tell your doctor if you are using these drugs before taking the Jardiance 25mg Tablet.
Food Interactions: Taking Jardiance 25mg Tablet with alcoholic beverages may increase the risk of a rare but serious and potentially life-threatening condition known as lactic acidosis (build-up of lactic acid in the blood) and hypoglycaemia.
Disease Interactions: Jardiance 25mg Tablet should be avoided in patients with vitamin B12 deficiency, kidney problems, liver problems, cardiovascular disease (heart-related issues), and low blood sugar level (hypoglycaemia) as it may worsen the condition.
It is advisable not to consume alcohol along with Jardiance 25mg Tablet to avoid unpleasant side effects like lactic acidosis.
Jardiance 25mg Tablet is not recommended during pregnancy. However, your doctor may prescribe it for you during pregnancy if he/she feels the benefit outweighs the risk. You should not take Jardiance 25mg Tablet without a doctor’s advice.
Jardiance 25mg Tablet is not recommended if you are breastfeeding or if you are planning to breastfeed your baby.
Jardiance 25mg Tablet should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery/tools.
Jardiance 25mg Tablet to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
Jardiance 25mg Tablet to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor depending on your renal functions. Jardiance 25mg Tablet is not recommended in severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is therefore important if you’re taking Jardiance 25mg Tablet.
Jardiance 25mg Tablet is not recommended for children below ten years of age. The dose is to be adjusted and recommended by a child specialist only for children over ten years.
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
- Include foods rich in healthy carbohydrates and fibre, fruits, whole grains, and vegetables in your diet.
- Try eating food at regular intervals. Do not skip meals. Also, try not to overeat.
- Follow a healthy diet and walk for at least 45minutes to complement treatment with Jardiance 25mg Tablet.
- Maintain a healthy weight by exercising regularly.
- Rest properly, and avoid stress by doing meditation or yoga.
- Keep taking Jardiance 25mg Tablet even if you think your blood sugar levels are under control. If you miss a dose, do not take a larger dose; consult your treating physician for advice.
- Take short, frequent meals, and avoid prolonged fasting when taking Jardiance 25mg Tablet. Beware of symptoms of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) which include sweating, dizziness, palpitations, shivering, intense thirst, dry mouth, dry skin, frequent urination etc. Whenever you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, immediately consume 5-6 candies, three glucose biscuits, or three teaspoons of honey/sugar and get in touch with your physician. Make sure to carry these with you at all times, especially during long travels.