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How do I know if Jardiance is right for me?

If you have type 2 diabetes, Jardiance (empagliflozin) may be an excellent treatment choice for you. It is a well-tolerated medication that, by itself, does not cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). The medication can also help you lose weight. 

Jardiance may added-on to your current diabetes treatment plan or can be used alone. When used along with metformin instead of a sulfonylurea (such as glipizide or glimepiride), people have:
  • better reductions in HbA1c levels
  • weight loss
  • fewer low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) episodes
This drug may not be right for certain people with reduced kidney function. Your health care provider will order tests (eGFR or estimated glomerular filtration rate) to check your kidney function before prescribing Jardiance.

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