Jardiance is a prescription medicine used for multiple reasons. This medication can lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes (similar to Farxiga). In doing so, it can lower weight similar to Trulicity and Victoza. It can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in diabetic adults who have known cardiovascular disease or complications with health failure. Empagliflozin works by increasing the removal of sugar by your kidneys. Your doctor may recommend this medication along side with your insulin vial or pen.
Jardiance is not for people with type 1 diabetes. It may increase their risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine).
Jardiance is not used to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes who have severe kidney problems because it may not work.