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Jardiance

Last updated on 08/10/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Empagliflozin

CHINESE NAME: 適糖達

DRUG CLASS: Antidiabetic drugs

SUB CLASS: SGLT-2 inhibitors

USED FOR: Type 2 diabetes, Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 10mg, 25mg (tablets)

What is Jardiance for?

Jardiance is a brand product that contains empagliflozin, which is a type of antidiabetic drug. It is a SGLT-2 inhibitor that works by blocking the reabsorption of glucose and speeding up its excretion. It is used to treat type 2 diabetes and prevent cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients. Also, it can be used to treat heart failure independently of diabetes.

How to use it?

Jardiance is taken orally as tablets. The usual dose is 10 mg once daily in the morning. You may increase the dose to 25 mg once daily after 4-12 weeks if needed to achieve glycemic goals. Patients with renal impairment may need dose adjustments.

What are the side effects of Jardiance?

Common side effects of Jardiance include frequent urination, increased thirst, increased risk of urinary tract infection.

Who should not take Jardiance?

– People who are allergic to Empagliflozin or any component of the formulation
– Patients with severe renal impairment, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), or on dialysis.

Pharmacist Tips:

– Diet and exercise are important measures in controlling diabetes.
– Report burning sensation when peeing as it may be a sign of urinary tract infection.
– Report any dizziness and drowsiness as it could be a sign of hypotension.

Common dosing schedule:
Jardiance should be administered in the morning, with or without food.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Jardiance may interact with:
– Insulin
– Sulfonylureas, e.g. Gliclazide
– Diuretics, e.g. Frusemide, Hydrochlorothiazide, Spironolactone

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Jardiance in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Jardiance is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Jardiance in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.