November 27, 2015
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"The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new type 2 diabetes drug that combines the sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor empagliflozin with metformin hydrochloride (Synjardy, Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly"...




JARDIANCE tablets contain empagliflozin, an orally-active inhibitor of the sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2).

The chemical name of empagliflozin is D-Glucitol,1,5-anhydro-1-C-[4-chloro-3-[[4-[[(3S)-tetrahydro-3furanyl]oxy]phenyl]methyl]phenyl]-, (1S).

Its molecular formula is C23H27ClO7 and the molecular weight is 450.91. The structural formula is:

JARDIANCE® (empagliflozin) Structural Formula Illustration

Empagliflozin is a white to yellowish, non-hygroscopic powder. It is very slightly soluble in water, sparingly soluble in methanol, slightly soluble in ethanol and acetonitrile; soluble in 50% acetonitrile/water; and practically insoluble in toluene.

Each film-coated tablet of JARDIANCE contains 10 mg or 25 mg of empagliflozin (free base) and the following inactive ingredients: lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, colloidal silicon dioxide and magnesium stearate. In addition, the film coating contains the following inactive ingredients: hypromellose, titanium dioxide, talc, polyethylene glycol, and yellow ferric oxide.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/20/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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