used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood
sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Controlling high blood
sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems,
loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Empagliflozin is also used in
patients with type 2 diabetes and heart disease to lower
the risk of death from heart attack or stroke. Empagliflozin
works by increasing the removal of sugar by your kidneys.
urination, dizziness, or lightheadedness may occur. If any of
these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when
rising from a sitting or lying position.
that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has
judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many
people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: signs
of a urinary tract infection (such as burning/painful/frequent/urgent
urination, pink/bloody urine), signs of kidney problems (such as
change in the amount of urine).
medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including:
unusual tiredness, nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, trouble
medication may cause a new yeast infection in the vagina or
the penis. It may also cause a rare but very serious bacterial
infection in the genital/anal area (Fourniers gangrene). Tell your
doctor right away if you have signs of a yeast infection in the vagina (such
as unusual vaginal discharge/burning/itching/odor) or in the penis (such
as redness/itching/swelling of the penis, unusual discharge from the penis).
However, get medical help right away if you have any pain/redness/swelling in
or around the genital/anal area, along with a fever or feeling unwell.
not usually cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Low blood
sugar may occur if this drug is prescribed with other diabetes medications,
or if you do not consume enough calories from food, or if you do unusually
heavy exercise. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about whether the dose
of your other diabetes medication needs to be lowered. Symptoms
of low blood sugar include sudden sweating, shaking, fast
heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet.
It is a good habit to carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood
sugar. If you dont have these reliable forms of glucose, rapidly raise
your blood sugar by eating a quick source of sugar such as table
sugar, honey, or candy, or drink fruit juice or non-diet soda. Tell your doctor
right away about the reaction and the use of this product. To help prevent
low blood sugar, eat meals on a regular schedule, and do not skip
meals. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to find out what you should do if
you miss a meal.
of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) include thirst, increased urination,
confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, and fruity breath odor. If
these symptoms occur, tell your doctor right away. Your doctor may need to
adjust your diabetes medications.
medication may cause you to lose too much body water (dehydration). This can
lead to serious kidney damage. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if you are not able to drink fluids
as usual, or losing fluid (such as due to vomiting, diarrhea, or
heavy sweating). Also, tell your doctor right away if you have any signs
of dehydration, such as urinating less than usual, unusual dry mouth/thirst,
fast heartbeat, or dizziness/lightheadedness/fainting.
very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get
medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic
reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat),
severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects
not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
taking empagliflozin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical
history, especially of: kidney problems (such as kidney dialysis), liver
problems, dehydration, use/abuse of alcohol, heart failure, low
blood pressure, high cholesterol, history of yeast infections in
the vagina or penis.
may experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to
extremely low or high blood sugar. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any
activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure
you can perform such activities safely.
alcohol while taking this medication because it can increase your risk of
developing low blood sugar and a high ketone level.
may be harder to control your blood sugar when your body is stressed
(such as due to fever, infection, injury, or surgery). Also, if you are eating
less or not able to eat due to these conditions or any illness, this can lead
to a high ketone level while you are taking this medication. Consult your
doctor because this may require a change in your treatment plan, medications,
or blood sugar or ketone testing.
having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products
you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal
adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially
dehydration, kidney problems, and dizziness/fainting (usually when
this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and
benefits with your doctor.
may cause or worsen diabetes. Discuss a plan with your doctor for managing
your blood sugar while pregnant. Your doctor may change your diabetes
treatment during your pregnancy (such as diet and medications
is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor