Jardiance (empagliflozin) is a prescription, brand-name medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it for use in adults with type 2 diabetes to:
- improve blood sugar levels, in combination with diet and exercise
- reduce the risk of death due to cardiovascular disease (a condition that affects your heart or blood vessels)
The active drug in Jardiance is empagliflozin. It belongs to a group of drugs called sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. Jardiance is not currently available as a generic drug.
Jardiance comes as an oral tablet.
For information on the dosage of Jardiance, including its form, strengths, and how to take the drug, keep reading. For a comprehensive look at Jardiance, see this article.
This article describes typical dosing guidelines and instructions for Jardiance provided by the drug’s manufacturer. When taking Jardiance, always follow the dosage prescribed by your doctor.
Keep reading for more information on Jardiance’s dosing schedule for its approved uses.
Jardiance comes as a tablet that you take by mouth.
Jardiance strengths (10 mg, 25 mg)
Jardiance tablets are available in two strengths: 10 milligrams (mg) and 25 mg.
Typically, your doctor will start you on a low dosage. Then they may make dose adjustments over time to reach the amount that’s right for you. Your doctor will ultimately prescribe the smallest dosage that provides the desired effect.
The following information describes a dosage range that’s commonly used or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.
The chart below shows Jardiance dosages for improving blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. These are also the dosages to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with heart disease in addition to type 2 diabetes.
|Starting dosage||Maximum dosage|
|10 mg once every morning||25 mg once every morning|
Jardiance may be used as a long-term treatment. Your doctor may increase your dose up to the maximum dosage if needed to control your blood sugar. If you and your doctor determine that Jardiance is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely take it long term.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Jardiance dosages.
Is Jardiance prescribed in a dosage of 50 mg per day?
No, a Jardiance dosage of 50 milligrams (mg) per day is not approved to treat type 2 diabetes or other conditions. The maximum daily dosage is 25 mg per day.
You should not take more Jardiance than your doctor prescribes for you. For more information, see the “Jardiance dosage” section above. You can also talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Can Jardiance be used for weight loss? If so, what’s the dosage for this use?
Jardiance can cause weight loss as a side effect. But weight loss that occurred in clinical studies may have been caused by other drugs people were taking along with Jardiance.
Jardiance may also be prescribed along with diet and exercise for improving blood sugar levels. Weight loss can occur due to improvements to your diet or exercise level while taking Jardiance as well.
If you have questions about off-label uses of Jardiance, such as for weight loss, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
What is Jardiance Duo, and what’s the dosage for this drug?
Jardiance Duo isn’t available for use in the United States. It’s important that you do not buy Jardiance Duo from online pharmacies that advertise the drug in the U.S. These drugs may not contain the correct medications. Instead, talk with your doctor or pharmacist about available treatments for your condition.
It’s important that you don’t use more Jardiance than your doctor prescribes. For some medications, taking more than the recommended amount may lead to side effects or overdose.
If you take more than the recommended amount of Jardiance
Call your doctor right away if you believe you’ve taken too much Jardiance. Another option is to call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 800-222-1222 or use their online tool. If you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you miss a dose of Jardiance, take it as soon as you remember. But if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one. Do not take two doses at the same time.
To help make sure that you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or using a timer. You can also download a reminder app on your phone.
The Jardiance dosage your doctor prescribes will depend on several factors. These include:
- the severity of the condition you’re using Jardiance to treat
- how Jardiance affects your blood sugar levels
- other medications you may be taking
- other medical conditions you may have
If you have severe kidney disease, it may not be safe for you to take Jardiance.
Your doctor will check your kidney function before you begin taking the drug. They’ll also monitor your kidney function during treatment with Jardiance. You doctor may have you stop taking Jardiance if your kidney function worsens.
Jardiance comes as a tablet that you take by mouth once daily. It should be taken in the morning.
Jardiance tablets can be taken with or without food.
The dosages in this article are typical dosages provided by the drug manufacturer. If your doctor recommends Jardiance for you, they’ll prescribe the dosage that’s right for you. Always follow the dosage that your doctor prescribes for you.
As with any drug, never change your dosage of Jardiance without your doctor’s recommendation. If you have questions about the dosage of Jardiance that’s right for you, talk with your doctor.
Besides learning about dosage, you may want other information about Jardiance. These additional articles might be helpful to you:
- More about Jardiance. For information about other aspects of Jardiance, refer to this article.
- Side effects. To learn about side effects of Jardiance, see this article. You can also look at the drug’s medication guide.
- Drug comparison. To find out how Jardiance compares with Farxiga, read this article.
- Details on your condition. For details on diabetes, see our diabetes hub, as well as this list of related articles.
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