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Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Linagliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor. It is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is a type of antidiabetic medication used in case proper diet and exercise alone is not sufficient to control and curb diabetes. Linagliptin works by stimulating increase in the insulin secretion and decrease in sugar produced by your body.

If you have type 1 diabetes, have diabetic ketoacidiosis (high levels of blood ketone), or if you are allergic to Linagliptin or any ingredient in it then you should refrain from using it. You should consult you doctor first, before using Linagliptin if you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, breastfeeding, have history of pancreatitis or angioedema, or if you are taking any medicines, supplements or herbal preparations.

Linagliptin does not have any severe side effects. However, you may expeience sore throat, runny nose, mild joint pain or headache. If these effects continue for a prolonged period then you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

Linagliptin 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.

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

  • Type 2 Diabetes

  • Hypoglycaemia (Low Blood Sugar Level)

  • Headache

  • Nasopharyngitis

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

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

    Trajenta 5mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Trajenta 5mg tablet 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.

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

Linagliptin is used for treating diabetes mellitus type 2. It belongs to the class of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-40 inhibitors that works on a substance called incretins. Incretins, in turn help in regulating blood sugar level 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

    Decmax 4Mg Tablet

    Pericort 4Mg Tablet

    Depo Medrol 40Mg/Ml Injection

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