EMPATUS - 10 / 25
Empagliflozin 10 mg, 25 mg
EMPATUS-10: Each Film-coated tablet contains Empagliflozin 10 mg
EMPATUS-25: Each Film-coated tablet contains Empagliflozin 25 mg
Empatus contains the active substance empagliflozin. Empatus is a member of a group of medicines called sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
• Empatus is used to treat type 2 diabetes in adult patients (aged 18 years and older) that cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone.
• Empatus can be used without other medicines in patients who cannot take metformin (another diabetes medicine).
• Empatus can also be used with other medicines for the treatment of diabetes. These may be medicines taken by mouth or given by injection such as insulin.
The recommended dose of Empatus is one 10 mg tablet once a day. If you have type 2 diabetes mellitus, your doctor will decide whether to increase your dose to 25 mg once a day, if needed to help to control your blood sugar.
• Your doctor will prescribe the strength that is right for you. Do not change your dose unless your doctor has told you to
It is important to tell your doctor:
• if you are taking medicines that increase urine production (diuretics).
Your doctor may ask you to stop taking Empatus. Possible signs of losing too much fluid from your body .
• if you are taking other medicines that lower the amount of sugar in your blood such as insulin or a “sulphonylurea” medicine. Your doctor may want to lower the dose of these other medicines, to prevent your blood sugar levels from getting too low (hypoglycaemia).
- yeast infection,
- low blood sugar,
- upper respiratory tract infection,
- high cholesterol,
- joint pain,
- increased urination,
- urinary tract infection,
- thirst, and
- low blood pressure (hypotension).
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Do not use Empatus if you are pregnant. It is unknown if Empatus is harmful to the unborn child. Do not use Empatus if you are breast-feeding. It is not known if Empatus passes into human breast milk.
Driving and using machines
Empatus has minor influence on the ability to drive and use machines. Taking this medicine in combination with medicines called sulphonylureas or with insulin can cause blood sugar levels to drop too low (hypoglycaemia), which may cause symptoms such as shaking, sweating and change in vision, and may affect your ability to drive and use machines. Do not drive or use any tools or machines, if you feel dizzy while taking Empatus.