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Linagliptin

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Linagliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor and is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is a type of antidiabetic medication should be taken along with proper diet and exercise. As alone it is not sufficient to control and curb diabetes.

It works by stimulating an increase in the insulin secretion and decrease in sugar produced by your body. If you have type 1 diabetes, have diabetic ketoacidosis (high levels of blood ketone), or if you are allergic to this medication or any ingredient in it then you should refrain from using it. You should consult your doctor first, before using this medicine if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant, breastfeeding.

Doctor should also be consulted if you have a history of pancreatitis or angioedema, or if you are taking any medicines, supplements or herbal preparations. It comes in the form of 5mg tablets to be taken orally. You should take one tablet on a regular basis and should continue the dosage as long as prescribed by the doctor.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Diabetologist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Type 2 Diabetes

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Hypoglycaemia (Low Blood Sugar Level)

  • Headache

  • Nasopharyngitis

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Taking this medication with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no interaction between liver impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Linagliptin as ingredient

This medicine belongs to the class of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors that work on a substance called incretins. Incretins, in turn, helps in regulating blood sugar levels by increasing insulin and reducing glucagon that is produced by the pancreas in the body.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medicine interacts with the following medicines Rifampicin, Ritonavir, Metformin, and Sulphonylureas

Ques: What is Linagliptin?

Ans: This medication is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor and is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Ques: How long do I need to use Linagliptin before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Linagliptin?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Linagliptin empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Linagliptin?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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About Linagliptin
What are the uses of Linagliptin
What are the side effects of Linagliptin ?
Key highlights of Linagliptin
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Linagliptin
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Linagliptin ?
FAQs about Linagliptin