Like most drugs Jardiance can result in mild or severe adverse effects. The following lists describe some of the most commonly reported adverse reactions, but they do not include all possible negative effects.

Remember that the adverse effects of an medication can be affected by:

Your age
other health conditions that you are suffering from
other medications you’re taking

Your doctor or pharmacist may provide you with more information on the potential side effects of Jardiance. They will also recommend ways to lessen their impact.

Mild side effects

Here’s a list of some of the minor adverse effects Jardiance may cause. You can find out more about these effects as well as other in the medication manual for the drug.

Some of the mild side effects associated with Jardiance could be:

nausea
Penile or vaginal yeast infections*
Infections of the urinary tract (UTI)*
urinating more often than usual or making more urine than normal

Mild side effects of many medications can be cured within several days or weeks. If they do become uncomfortable you should consult your physician or pharmacist.

* For more information on this side effect, check out the “Side effect focal” section further down.

Serious side effects

Serious side effects from Jardiance may occur, however they aren’t common. If you experience a serious side effect, call your doctor right promptly. If you suspect you’re experiencing an emergency medical condition, you should call 911 or your local emergency number.

Some serious side effects may include:

kidney damage
Dehydration (low fluid level) can cause dizziness or weakness
ketoacidosis (a buildup of acid in your body)
low blood pressure
Fournier’s gangrene*
serious UTI*
allergic reaction*

These aren’t the only negative side effects of Jardiance. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details about these and other possible side effects of the drug.

* For more information on this phenomenon, please refer to the “Side effect focus” section below.
Side effect focus

Find out more about adverse effects Jardiance could cause.

Fournier’s gangrene

Jardiance may cause a kind of gangrene known as Fournier’s gangrene. When this happens, the tissues on or near your genitals are infected and then die. This is a serious disease that requires immediate medical treatment.

Signs of Fournier’s Gangrene be:

Redness, pain, tenderness or swelling around the area of your perineal or genital
fever
malaise (feeling fatigued and weak)

What could help?

Get in touch with your doctor immediately if you have symptoms of Fournier’s gangrene. They’ll check to see whether you suffer from the condition.

If so you have, your doctor will advise treatment. This could include antibiotics and surgery to remove dead tissue.

It is recommended to stop taking Jardiance as you undergo treatment for Fournier’s gangrene. Your doctor will recommend the most effective way to control your blood sugar levels until the gangrene disappears. They’ll then decide on the best treatment for you going forward.

Genital yeast infections

It’s possible to develop a yeast infection while taking Jardiance.

The drug is known to cause yeast infections in males and females. However, in research, yeast infections were more common among females.

There is a possibility that you’ll have a greater risk of getting yeast infections Jardiance If you’ve had one before.

Signs and symptoms of a genital yeast infection might be:

Itching
Pain or soreness
It is a rash
redness
swelling
White discharge that is thick and dense

* In this article,”male” and “female” refer to the same thing “male” and “female” indicate the sex of a person’s determined at birth.

What could help?

If you think you might have an infection of the genital tract, call your doctor. They’ll keep track of your symptoms and look for an infection. If required, they’ll issue a prescription or recommend an over-the-counter medication.

To avoid yeast infections, you need for you to consume plenty of water and maintain a healthy lifestyle of hygiene.

Urinary tract infection

You may get a urinary tract infection (UTI) while taking Jardiance. The drug may cause UTIs for both genders. * However, UTIs with Jardiance are more common in females.

If you’ve suffered from UTIs in the past, you could be at a higher risk of developing one in conjunction with Jardiance. Make sure you talk to your doctor about this.

Signs of a UTI can include:

A burning sensation that causes pain, urgency, or a burning sensation while urinating
Dark or cloudy urine
exhaustion (low energy level)
Chills or fever
nausea
side of your back

* In this article, the expressions “male” or “female” refer to the gender of a person determined at birth.

What might help

Call your doctor if you have or experience UTI symptoms. They’ll request tests to confirm the infection. If required, will recommend an appropriate treatment such as antibiotics.

Drink plenty of fluids and practice healthy hygiene techniques to reduce the risk of UTIs. Here are a few suggestions. Be sure to consult your doctor for other suggestions to avoid these diseases.

Details of the Jardiance patient assistance program can be found on this website.

Allergic reaction

There are people who may experience reactions to Jardiance. It’s unclear how often it happens during clinical tests. But it’s been reported in very rare instances following the approval of the drug for use.

Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction could be:

skin rash
itchiness
flushing (warmth or swelling) or redness)

An extreme allergic reaction is rare but is still possible. The symptoms of a severe allergic reaction may include swelling of your skin, usually in your eyelids, lips hands, feet, or hands. It could also be accompanied by swelling of your tongue, mouth or throat that can result in breathing issues.

Contact your physician immediately when you’re suffering from an allergic reaction to Jardiance. If you suspect that you’re suffering from an emergency medical condition, contact 911 or your emergency number.

Before taking Jardiance, let your doctor inform them if you’ve had an allergic reaction to any medication.

Your doctor will tell you how to take Jardiance. They will also clarify how much to take along with the frequency of use. Be sure to follow these directions. Below are the most commonly used dosages But always use the dosage your doctor prescribes.

Taken from Jardiance

Jardiance is a tablet that you swallow.

Dosage

Jardiance tablets come with two strengths. Your doctor will recommend a dosage depending on:

your general health and whether you have certain diseases, like your overall health or liver disease, for instance.
other medications you might take other medications, like those used for managing blood pressure and blood sugar levels

In the majority of cases you’ll be taking this medication at least once a day, in the morning.

Doing Jardiance with other drugs

Your doctor may prescribe Jardiance alongside other medications. It could be done when one medication isn’t able to reduce your blood sugar levels sufficiently on its own.

Several prescription drugs are used for treating type 2 diabetes. Here are some of the most common examples:

Alogliptin (Nesina)
dulaglutide (Trulicity)
glipizide (Glucotrol)
glyburide (Diabeta, Glynase)
insulin, for example, insulin glargine (Basaglar, Lantus, Toujeo)
metformin (Fortamet, Glucophage, Glumetza, Riomet)
pioglitazone (Actos)
saxagliptin (Onglyza)
semaglutide (Ozempic)

Questions about taking Jardiance

There may be questions on how to use Jardiance. Below, we offer some suggestions.

What if I miss a dosing of Jardiance? If this happens, you should take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s near the time of your next dose then only take the following dose, just like you normally do. Don’t double up your dose. In doing so, you could cause your blood sugar level to drop too low which can be hazardous.
Will I need to take Jardiance for the long-term? If Jardiance does well for you then your doctor may suggest that you use the drug for a longer period of time. Talk to your doctor about your treatment plan for type 2 diabetes, and how long you’ll need be taking Jardiance.
Can Jardiance be chewed, crushed or broken? These tablets should not be crushed, divided or chewed. If you have trouble taking pills, consult your pharmacist and doctor regarding your options. Additionally, these suggestions may assist.
Should I take Jardiance in conjunction with meals? You can consume Jardiance in the early mornings, with or without food.
How do you think Jardiance start complete their work? Jardiance begins to work in between 30 and 60 minutes. When you first begin using the medication, it might take between a couple of days and weeks to stabilize your blood sugar levels. Your physician will track the progress of your treatment and alter your Jardiance dosage if needed.

Questions to ask your doctor

You might have concerns about Jardiance and the treatment you are planning. It’s crucial to discuss questions with your doctor.

Here are a few tips that can help you organize your discussion:

Before your appointment, write down questions like:
How will Jardiance influence the way I feel about my physique, health or even my life?
Bring someone along to your appointment to aid in your comfort.
If you’re unsure of something related to your condition or treatment, ask your physician to explain it to you.

Rememberthat your doctor and other healthcare providers are available to assist you. They want you to get the highest quality of care. Don’t be shy to ask questions, or give feedback about your treatment.

Talk to your doctor about the possible benefits and risks that come with Jardiance. If you’re suffering from kidney problems or you’re pregnant or nursing Ask your doctor if it’s safe to take this drug.

These and other considerations are described below.

Interactions

The use of medications, vaccinations or eating certain foods and doing some other things during the course of taking a medication can alter the way the drug works. These interactions are referred to as interactions.

Before you take Jardiance Be sure to inform your doctor about all the medications you take that include prescription and non-prescription varieties. Include any herbal, vitamins, or other supplements you take. Your pharmacist or doctor will inform you of possible interactions Jardiance that could result from these.

Interactions with supplements or drugs

Jardiance may be a drug that interacts with other substances like:

Insulin. If you take insulin with Jardiance it is possible to experience hyperglycemia (low concentrations of sugar in your blood). It is important to check your blood sugar levels with care when you’re taking insulin and Jardiance. This can help avoid the possibility of a significant drop in your the levels of your blood sugar.
Diuretics. If you are taking diuretics along with Jardiance they could reduce your blood pressure and may also affect the levels of your blood sugar. These effects happen because both drugs may cause you to make more urine or need to frequently urinate than you normally. It is important to consult your physician about the potential risks of taking Jardiance and diuretics at the same time.

This list isn’t exhaustive and doesn’t include all the medications that could interact with Jardiance. Your pharmacist or doctor may give you more details about these, as well as any other interactions that could occur.

Warns

Jardiance may not be the right choice for you if you suffer from specific medical conditions or aspects that impact your health. Consult your doctor about your medical history before you start taking Jardiance.

The factors to be considered include those listed below.

Low blood pressure. Jardiance may increase your risk of developing low blood pressure, especially if you use blood pressure medicines, have low blood pressure, or had it before. Before you start taking Jardiance consult your doctor about any issues with your blood pressure you have.
Allergic reaction. If you’ve had reactions to Jardiance or any of its components, you shouldn’t take this drug. Talk to your doctor about alternative treatments that might be more suitable for you.
Kidney or liver problems. If you’re suffering from liver or kidney troubles the doctor could alter the dose of Jardiance. They may also suggest an alternative medication. Discuss with your doctor any liver or kidney issues before taking this drug.
History of urinary tract infections or yeast infections genital. Jardiance can increase your risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs) and genital yeast infections. If you’ve been a victim of either, you could have a higher chance of developing Jardiance. Check with your doctor to ensure that he knows about any UTIs or yeast infections you’ve had in the past. The doctor can determine if the Jardiance treatment is safe for you or if another method is more effective.
A planned surgery. Very rarely, Jardiance may cause a serious side effect called ketoacidosis (a building up of acid within the body.) Having surgery while taking Jardiance can increase your risk of developing this condition. Before you begin taking the medication, make sure you inform your doctor that you are having any surgeries planned. If you’re going to need surgery during the course of taking Jardiance it is important to tell your doctor. They may recommend that you take off the drug after your surgery.