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Empagliflozin

Information

Uses

Empagliflozin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes

How it works

Empagliflozin increases the loss of sugar through the kidney.

Common side effects

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

Available Medicine

Expert advice

  • Drink plenty of water and stay well hydrated.
  • Notify your doctor right away if you have nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, tiredness, or trouble breathing.This could be due to ketoacidosis (increased ketones in your blood or urine).
  • Notify your doctor if you are or are planning to become pregnant.
  • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. A planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines. 
  • Empagliflozin does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)