Empagliflozin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Empagliflozin is also used to lower the risk of death from heart attack, stroke, or heart failure in adults with type 2 diabetes who also have heart disease
It can cause Nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, headache, or a metallic taste in the mouth may occur. A tablet may also appear in your stool.
It is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drug.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, severe breathing problems (such as obstructive lung disease, severe asthma), liver disease, a disease of the pancreas (pancreatitis), stones in your gallbladder (gallstones).
You may experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
It should not be use in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis.
Use with caution in hepatic impairment and heart failure patient.
Please consult your doctor when taking this medicine if you are pregnant.
It can interact with Acetazolamide, amiodarone, captopril, enalapril, ramipril, clozapine, haloperidol, olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone, amlodipine, diltiazem, nifedipine, verapamil.