(BPT) - More than 6 million people in the U.S. are living with heart failure, including Angel, a 56-year-old mother of three from Charleston, SC. Symptoms are different for everyone, but before her diagnosis Angel was often short of breath. Something as simple as turning over in bed at night made her feel like she would suffocate, and what should have been a happy family moment became scary for Angel and her family.
“We were so excited to take my daughter on college tours, but a big wakeup call came during one visit when walking up a flight of stairs left me feeling like my heart was going to explode,” recalled Angel. “That’s when I knew I had to take action and see a doctor.”
Heart failure represents a significant, growing disease burden in the U.S., with more than 8 million cases expected by 2030. It is becoming increasingly prevalent due to the aging population. If you’ve recently been diagnosed, consider the following tips from Angel that can help you to thrive with heart failure:
Talk to your doctor about symptoms of heart failure you may be experiencing, and about available treatment options like Jardiance, or visit www.Jardiance.com for additional information.
What is JARDIANCE?
JARDIANCE is a prescription medicine used to:
JARDIANCE is not for people with type 1 diabetes. It may increase their risk of diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine).
JARDIANCE is not for use to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes who have severe kidney problems, because it may not work.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not take JARDIANCE if you are allergic to empagliflozin or any of the ingredients in JARDIANCE.
Do not take JARDIANCE if you are on dialysis.
JARDIANCE can cause serious side effects, including:
Talk to your healthcare provider about what you can do to prevent dehydration, including how much fluid you should drink on a daily basis, and if you reduce the amount of food or liquid you drink, if you are sick or cannot eat, or start to lose liquids from your body from vomiting, diarrhea, or being in the sun too long.
If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking JARDIANCE and contact your healthcare provider or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
The most common side effects of JARDIANCE include urinary tract infections and yeast infections in females.
These are not all the possible side effects of JARDIANCE. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Before taking JARDIANCE, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take water pills (diuretics) or medicines that can lower your blood sugar, such as insulin.
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 Medication Guide.
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