What is linagliptin? What are the uses for linagliptin?
- Tradjenta is combined with
exercise to improve
blood glucose levels in patients with
type 2 diabetes.
- It should not be used for treating type 1 diabetes or
diabetic ketoacidosis because it would not be effective in these conditions.
- Tradjenta has not been studied in patients with a history of
pancreatitis. It is unknown whether
Tradjenta increases the risk for the
development of pancreatitis in patients who have a history of pancreatitis.
What brand names are available for linagliptin?
Is linagliptin available as a generic drug?
Do I need a prescription for linagliptin?
What are the side effects of linagliptin?
The most common side effects of Tradjenta are:
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Increased uric acid levels
Possible serious side effects include:
- Severe joint pain
- Severe allergic reactions (anaphalaxis)
What is the dosage for linagliptin?
Tradjenta may be taken with or without food. The recommended dose
is 5 mg once daily.
Which drugs or supplements interact with linagliptin?
- Rifampin decreases the blood concentration of Tradjenta
by stimulating break down of Tradjenta by CYP3A4
liver enzymes. Other
that increase activity CYP3A4 may also reduce the blood concentration of
Is linagliptin safe to take if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
- There are no adequate studies of Tradjenta in pregnant women.
- It is unknown whether Tradjenta is secreted in human
What else should I know about linagliptin?
What preparations of linagliptin are available?
Tablets: 5 mg
How should I keep linagliptin stored?
Tablets should be stored at room temperature, 15-30 C (59-86 F)