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    Information about Empagliflozin

    Empagliflozin uses

    Empagliflozin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

    How empagliflozin works

    Empagliflozin controls the blood sugar levels in your body by removing it through the urine.

    Common side effects of empagliflozin

    Nausea, Frequent urge to urinate, Increased thirst, Urinary tract infection, Hypoglycaemia (Low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Genital fungal infection

    Available Medicine for Empagliflozin

    • ₹432 to ₹520
      Boehringer Ingelheim
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹432 to ₹520
      Lupin Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Empagliflozin

    • Can cause very low blood sugar levels when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. Get blood sugar levels checked at regular intervals and always keep a source of sugar with you for quick relief.
    • Empagliflozin can increase acid level in your blood. Inform your doctor or contact an emergency, if you have nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or breathlessness.
    • Can increase risk of lower limb amputations. Inform your doctor if you develop pain, infections or ulcers on your feet or legs.
    • Inform your doctor if you have a kidney disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
    • Can increase risk of urinary and genital infections. Inform your doctor if you have painful urination, itching and unusual discharge in urinary area.
    • Can increase blood cholesterol levels. Regular monitoring is important.
    • Empagliflozin has less risk of hypoglycemia compared to other anti-diabetic medicines.

    Content on this page was last updated on 04 July, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)