Jardiance (empagliflozin) is not addictive, and a person cannot experience typical withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking it. But a person can experience unpleasant Jardiance withdrawal if they stop taking this medication too quickly and without the supervision of their medical provider.
How Long Do Jardiance Withdrawal Symptoms Last?
It’s not possible to have Jardiance withdrawal symptoms. But side effects of the drug may last about 8 to 10 days (about how long it takes for the drug to get out of your system). It is also possible to take too much Jardiance, which can lead to overdose symptoms, including low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), low blood pressure (hypotension), and kidney damage.
While patients cannot withdraw from Jardiance in the traditional sense of the word, this medication may lead to side effects like the ones discussed in side effects page.
Some people may be at greater risk of Jardiance side effects, including people with a history of kidney disease, people with a history of pancreatitis, people with recurring urinary tract infections, people taking certain medications, and older people.
The best way to minimize the risk of Jardiance side effects is to take this medication exactly as directed by a physician and speak to a medical provider if any unpleasant symptoms occur. A medical provider may change the dosage or recommend switching to a different medication.
Generic Name: Empagliflozin
Class: Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors
Availability: Prescription only (currently in the United States, no generic version is available)
Molecular Formula: C23H27ClO7
Substance UNII: HDC1R2M35U
What is Jardiance?
Jardiance is a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor. It is the brand name of the drug empagliflozin.
What is Jardiance Used For?
Jardiance is used for the treatment of diabetes. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Jardiance can also help lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death in people with type 2 diabetes who also have heart and blood vessel diseases.
How Does Jardiance Work?
Jardiance helps lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. It’s meant to be used along with diet and exercise. It works by helping the kidneys send excess sugar out of the body through the urine.
How Long Does it Take for Jardiance to Work?
Jardiance may start to help lower blood sugar levels within 1 to 2 weeks. But studies suggest it may take up to 24 weeks for a person to get the full benefits of Jardiance.
Do Not Use Jardiance If:
There are several situations where this medication may not be the right choice for you. According to the FDA, the following should not use Jardiance:
- People with type 1 diabetes
- People with allergies or sensitivities to ingredients in Jardiance
- People with severe or end-stage kidney disease, including people who are on dialysis
- People with diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious health condition that can occur if high blood sugar is left untreated)
Please note that this list may not be complete, and there may be other situations where the use of this drug is not advisable.