Generic Name: linagliptin
Drug Class: dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor
Tradjenta is an oral prescription drug used to improve glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This is prescribed together with proper diet and exercise. Tradjenta is not indicated for type 1 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis.
This is available in Tradjenta 5 mg tablet.
Mechanism of Action
It improves the concentration of active incretin hormones, which can stimulate the release of insulin in a glucose-dependent manner. It also lessens the level of glucagon in the system. It increases insulin biosynthesis from pancreatic beta cells, especially if the blood glucose levels are elevated.
How to Take Tradjenta
It is necessary to read the information leaflet or medication guide provided by a healthcare provider before beginning to use Tradjenta. You must not take any medication unless you have read and comprehended the instructions and uses. For more medical advice or information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
The only way to take this tablet is by mouth. This is usually prescribed once a day. It is suitable for consumption with or without meals. After swallowing the tablet completely, drink plenty of water. Cutting or crushing this product is not recommended.
Make a dosing schedule. Do not increase or decrease your Tradjenta dose. You should also not take this oral drug more frequently than advised.
This diabetes medication is only an adjunct to proper diet and regular exercise. It may not work as well if lifestyle changes are not applied. Always eat a healthy balanced meal and do exercise regularly.
Tradjenta Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
Severe Side Effects:
-Signs of heart failure
-Low blood sugar
-High blood sugar
-Severe abdominal pain
Note that this is not an exhaustive list of Tradjenta’s adverse effects.
If you get severe or persistent side effects, stop taking the drug and contact your doctor or another health care expert.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not take this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to linagliptin or any inactive ingredients the capsule may contain. Any indicators of major allergic reactions, such as problems breathing, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, hives/itchiness, and skin rashes, should always be kept in mind. Stop using this oral medication and seek emergency medical treatment right away if this happens.
Tradjenta may be contraindicated for people with a history of pancreatitis, gallstones, and heart failure. You should also discuss all of your prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal products with your doctor owing to the possibility of drug interactions.
When blood sugar levels are excessively high or too low, symptoms such as dizziness, drowsiness, and blurred vision are typical. When performing duties that need attention and good vision, exercise caution.
Restrict your intake of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol can trigger certain adverse effects. It can also raise the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
This oral medication should only be taken by pregnant or lactating mothers if absolutely necessary. All potential dangers should be discussed with a healthcare provider. Furthermore, pregnancy can either induce or exacerbate diabetes. Changes in the treatment plan should be discussed with your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Tradjenta used for?
This is used to control high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps prevent complications like kidney damage, nerve problems, and blindness.
Are Tradjenta and Januvia the same?
Januvia vs Tradjenta – These medications belong to the class of drugs called DPP-4 inhibitors. However, the active components in these drugs differ.
Does Tradjenta help you lose weight?
This drug is not meant for weight loss. This is only indicated to lower blood sugar levels of people with type 2 diabetes.
What is the best time to take Tradjenta?
You must take this diabetes medication at a time that suits you. It’s important to remember to take the medication at the same time every day.
How quickly does Tradjenta work?
It usually takes 4-5 days before this oral antihyperglycemic works. However, it can take about a few weeks for this drug to take full effect.
Is Tradjenta sold in Canada?
This oral drug is widely used in Canada by patients with type 2 diabetes. You may purchase this drug at our online pharmacy.
How much does Tradjenta cost?
You may see the list of prices on this page by clicking here. Please note that you have to present a valid prescription when you purchase this medication.