So you’ve started JARDIANCE.
Now what?

The need-to-knows, good-to-haves, and all things JARDIANCE.

Just starting with JARDIANCE? Welcome! Taking JARDIANCE along with diet and exercise could help you on your way to lower blood sugar and A1C. If you have type 2 diabetes and have been diagnosed with a heart attack, stroke, a disease of the arteries, or cardiovascular diseaseJARDIANCE could reduce your risk of CV death.

There’s a lot of information here with your name on it, so read on to answer any JARDIANCE questions you may have as you get going.

We’ve also lined you up with a live Certified Diabetes Educator—because every situation is unique, and a free 1‑on‑1 with a professional can go a long way. Join My JARDIANCE Support and see why many patients have found this 30‑minute call quite helpful in understanding their JARDIANCE treatment.

Cardiovascular disease is the result of a CV event like heart attack or stroke, or coronary or peripheral artery disease.

How do I take it?

JARDIANCE is a once-daily pill taken in the morning, available in both 10 mg and 25 mg doses. Make sure you take JARDIANCE exactly as your doctor prescribes.

Can I take it with other common type 2 diabetes medications?

Ask your doctor about any treatments you are currently taking. JARDIANCE can be taken along with many common type 2 diabetes medications, such as metformin, sulfonylurea, pioglitazone, and insulin.

If you take JARDIANCE with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as sulfonylurea or insulin, your risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is higher. The dose of your sulfonylurea or insulin may need to be lowered—so be sure to tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take.

When could I start to see results?

When it comes to results, everyone’s experience can be different. So be sure to talk to your doctor about tracking your personal A1C goals. In clinical trials of adults with type 2 diabetes, some patients experienced lower A1C numbers 24 weeks into their treatment.*

*In a 24‑week clinical study of adults with type 2 diabetes, 12% of people taking placebo saw their A1C drop below 7% by 24 weeks, compared with 35% of people taking JARDIANCE 10 mg and 44% of those taking JARDIANCE 25 mg.

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What about the common side effects?

The most common side effects of JARDIANCE include urinary tract infections in males and females and yeast infections in females.

Make sure you ask your doctor about all the possible safety concerns as you consider adding JARDIANCE to your routine.

How can I keep track of my progress?

Just like your every day, type 2 diabetes has its ups and downs. Take each day as it comes and don’t let yesterday’s setbacks get in the way of today’s progress.

Be sure to measure your blood sugar as your doctor recommends. At your next appointment, your doctor can update you on your A1C and help you identify trends in your blood glucose.

Ask your doctor what else you should know as you start treatment with JARDIANCE.

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Terms & Conditions: Eligible patients 18 years or older may pay as little as $0/month with a maximum savings up to $250/monthly prescription. Card valid for 12 consecutive months from activation date. Eligible patients may re-enroll for additional 12 consecutive-month periods by reactivating expired card; benefits not to exceed program expiration on September 30, 2019. If you live in Massachusetts, card expires on the earlier of June 30, 2019, or date AB-rated generic equivalent is available. One card per patient, not transferable, and cannot be combined with any other offer. Program not health insurance. Only valid for commercially insured patients in the 50 United States, DC, and Puerto Rico. Not eligible if prescriptions are paid for in part/full by state or federally funded program(s), like Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Vet. Aff., Dept. of Def., or TRICARE and where prohibited by law. Offer may change at any time, without notice.

Patients 18 years or older taking JARDIANCE medication and enrolled in JARDIANCE patient support are eligible for a free phone session with a Certified Diabetes Educator. Phone session may be up to 30 minutes and is for a one-time use only. One session per patient, not transferable, and cannot be combined with any other offer. Program not health insurance. Offer may change at any time, without notice.

WHAT IS JARDIANCE?

JARDIANCE is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.

JARDIANCE is also used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes who have known cardiovascular disease.

JARDIANCE is not for people with type 1 diabetes or for people with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about JARDIANCE?

JARDIANCE can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Dehydration. JARDIANCE can cause some people to have dehydration (the loss of body water and salt). Dehydration may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, light-headed, or weak, especially when you stand up. You may be at a higher risk of dehydration if you: have low blood pressure, take medicines to lower your blood pressure, including water pills (diuretics), are on a low salt diet, have kidney problems, are 65 years of age or older.
  • Ketoacidosis (increased ketones in your blood or urine). Ketoacidosis is a serious condition and may need to be treated in the hospital. Ketoacidosis may lead to death. Ketoacidosis occurs in people with type 1 diabetes and can also occur in people with type 2 diabetes taking JARDIANCE, even if blood sugar is less than 250 mg/dL. Stop taking JARDIANCE and call your doctor right away if you get any of the following symptoms, and if possible, check for ketones in your urine: nausea, vomiting, stomach-area (abdominal) pain, tiredness, or trouble breathing.
  • Serious urinary tract infections. Serious urinary tract infections can occur in people taking JARDIANCE and may lead to hospitalization. Tell your doctor if you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection such as a burning feeling when passing urine, a need to urinate often or right away, pain in the lower part of your stomach or pelvis, or blood in the urine. Sometimes people also may have a fever, back pain, nausea or vomiting.
  • Vaginal yeast infection. Women who take JARDIANCE may get vaginal yeast infections. Talk to your doctor if you experience vaginal odor, white or yellowish vaginal discharge (discharge may be lumpy or look like cottage cheese), and/or vaginal itching.
  • Yeast infection of the penis. Men who take JARDIANCE may get a yeast infection of the skin around the penis, especially uncircumcised males and those with chronic infections. Talk to your doctor if you experience redness, itching or swelling of the penis, rash of the penis, foul smelling discharge from the penis, and/or pain in the skin around the penis.

Who should not take JARDIANCE?

  • Do not take JARDIANCE if you are allergic to empagliflozin or any of the ingredients in JARDIANCE.
  • Symptoms of serious allergic reactions to JARDIANCE may include: skin rash, raised red patches on your skin (hives), swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat that may cause difficulty breathing or swallowing. If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking JARDIANCE and contact your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
  • Do not take JARDIANCE if you have severe kidney problems or are on dialysis.

What should I tell my doctor before using JARDIANCE?

Tell your doctor if you have kidney problems. Your doctor may do blood tests to check your kidneys before and during your treatment with JARDIANCE. Also tell your doctor if you have liver problems; have a history of urinary tract infections or problems with urination; are going to have surgery; are eating less due to illness, surgery, or a change in your diet; have or have had problems with your pancreas, including pancreatitis or surgery on your pancreas; drink alcohol very often, or drink a lot of alcohol in the short term (“binge” drinking); have any other medical conditions; are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is unknown if JARDIANCE will harm your unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed. It is unknown if JARDIANCE passes into your breast milk.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take water pills (diuretics) or medicines that can lower your blood sugar such as insulin.

What are other possible side effects of JARDIANCE?

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia): if you take JARDIANCE with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as sulfonylurea or insulin, your risk of low blood sugar is higher. The dose of your sulfonylurea or insulin may need to be lowered. Symptoms of low blood sugar may include headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, confusion, irritability, hunger, fast heartbeat, sweating, shaking or feeling jittery.
  • Kidney Problems. Sudden kidney injury has happened in people taking JARDIANCE. Talk to your doctor right away if you reduce the amount you eat or drink, or if you lose liquids; for example, from vomiting, diarrhea, or being in the sun too long.
  • Increased fats in your blood (cholesterol).

The most common side effects of JARDIANCE include urinary tract infections and yeast infections in females.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑1088.

For more information, please see Prescribing Information, and Patient Information.

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WHAT IS JARDIANCE?

JARDIANCE is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.

JARDIANCE is also used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes who have known cardiovascular disease.

JARDIANCE is not for people with type 1 diabetes or for people with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about JARDIANCE?

JARDIANCE can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Dehydration. JARDIANCE can cause some people to have dehydration (the loss of body water and salt). Dehydration may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, light-headed, or weak, especially when you stand up. You may be at a higher risk of dehydration if you: have low blood pressure, take medicines to lower your blood pressure, including water pills (diuretics), are on a low salt diet, have kidney problems, are 65 years of age or older.
  • Ketoacidosis (increased ketones in your blood or urine). Ketoacidosis is a serious condition and may need to be treated in the hospital. Ketoacidosis may lead to death. Ketoacidosis occurs in people with type 1 diabetes and can also occur in people with type 2 diabetes taking JARDIANCE, even if blood sugar is less than 250 mg/dL. Stop taking JARDIANCE and call your doctor right away if you get any of the following symptoms, and if possible, check for ketones in your urine: nausea, vomiting, stomach-area (abdominal) pain, tiredness, or trouble breathing.
  • Serious urinary tract infections. Serious urinary tract infections can occur in people taking JARDIANCE and may lead to hospitalization. Tell your doctor if you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection such as a burning feeling when passing urine, a need to urinate often or right away, pain in the lower part of your stomach or pelvis, or blood in the urine. Sometimes people also may have a fever, back pain, nausea or vomiting.
  • Vaginal yeast infection. Women who take JARDIANCE may get vaginal yeast infections. Talk to your doctor if you experience vaginal odor, white or yellowish vaginal discharge (discharge may be lumpy or look like cottage cheese), and/or vaginal itching.
  • Yeast infection of the penis. Men who take JARDIANCE may get a yeast infection of the skin around the penis, especially uncircumcised males and those with chronic infections. Talk to your doctor if you experience redness, itching or swelling of the penis, rash of the penis, foul smelling discharge from the penis, and/or pain in the skin around the penis.

Who should not take JARDIANCE?

  • Do not take JARDIANCE if you are allergic to empagliflozin or any of the ingredients in JARDIANCE.
  • Symptoms of serious allergic reactions to JARDIANCE may include: skin rash, raised red patches on your skin (hives), swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat that may cause difficulty breathing or swallowing. If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking JARDIANCE and contact your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
  • Do not take JARDIANCE if you have severe kidney problems or are on dialysis.

What should I tell my doctor before using JARDIANCE?

Tell your doctor if you have kidney problems. Your doctor may do blood tests to check your kidneys before and during your treatment with JARDIANCE. Also tell your doctor if you have liver problems; have a history of urinary tract infections or problems with urination; are going to have surgery; are eating less due to illness, surgery, or a change in your diet; have or have had problems with your pancreas, including pancreatitis or surgery on your pancreas; drink alcohol very often, or drink a lot of alcohol in the short term (“binge” drinking); have any other medical conditions; are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is unknown if JARDIANCE will harm your unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed. It is unknown if JARDIANCE passes into your breast milk.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take water pills (diuretics) or medicines that can lower your blood sugar such as insulin.

What are other possible side effects of JARDIANCE?

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia): if you take JARDIANCE with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as sulfonylurea or insulin, your risk of low blood sugar is higher. The dose of your sulfonylurea or insulin may need to be lowered. Symptoms of low blood sugar may include headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, confusion, irritability, hunger, fast heartbeat, sweating, shaking or feeling jittery.
  • Kidney Problems. Sudden kidney injury has happened in people taking JARDIANCE. Talk to your doctor right away if you reduce the amount you eat or drink, or if you lose liquids; for example, from vomiting, diarrhea, or being in the sun too long.
  • Increased fats in your blood (cholesterol).

The most common side effects of JARDIANCE include urinary tract infections and yeast infections in females.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑1088.

For more information, please see Prescribing Information, and Patient Information.

JAR CONS ISI 1.11.17