Jardiance gives heart and kidney benefit

Thursday 10 November 2022


New data have been reported for Jardiance (empagliflozin), a medicine approved to treat Type 2 diabetes in 2014 and subsequently also authorised to treat heart failure. A Phase 3 trial in 6,609 adults with chronic kidney disease has now shown that Jardiance can confer a significant kidney and cardiovascular benefit. When treated with the medicine, the risk of kidney disease progression or cardiovascular death was reduced by 28% compared with a placebo, according to the trial’s sponsors Eli Lilly and Co and Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH.