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What is Linagliptin?

What is Linagliptin? Linagliptin Empagliflozin is used with a proper diet and exercise program and possibly with other medications to control high blood sugar. Tradjenta Linagliptin is used by people with type 2 diabetes. Linagliptin with Metformin Controls high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Tradjenta Propers control of diabetes also lessens your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Linagliptin is a diabetes drug that works by increasing levels of natural substances called incretins. Incretins help to control blood sugar by increasing insulin release, especially after a meal. They also decrease the amount of sugar your liver makes.

How to use

Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking Linagliptin Empagliflozin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Take Tradjenta by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor
  • Usually once daily.
  • Tradjenta dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking.
  • Take Tradjenta regularly to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

Carefully follow the Linagliptin with Metformin treatment plan, meal plan, and exercise program your doctor has recommended.

Check your blood sugar regularly as directed by your doctor. Keep track of the results, and share them with your doctor. Tell your doctor if your blood sugar measurements are too high or too low. Your Tradjenta dosage/treatment may need to be changed.

Side effects

Remember that your doctor has prescribed Linagliptin Empagliflozin because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Tradjenta Linagliptin do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious Tradjenta Linagliptin side effects, including

  • joint pain
  • unusual skin blisters
  • signs of heart failure

Although Linagliptin with Metformin by itself usually does not cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), low blood sugar may occur if Tradjenta is prescribed with other diabetes medications. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about whether the dose of your other diabetes medication(s) needs to be lowered.

Symptoms of low blood sugar include

  • sudden sweating
  • shaking
  • fast heartbeat
  • hunger
  • blurred vision
  • dizziness
  • tingling hands/feet.
Some serious and rare side effects

It is a good habit to carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. If you don’t have these reliable forms of glucose, rapidly raise your blood sugar by eating a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, or candy, or drink fruit juice or non-diet soda. Tell your doctor about the reaction right away. Low blood sugar is more likely if you drink large amounts of alcohol, do unusually heavy exercise, or do not consume enough calories from food. To help prevent low blood sugar, eat meals on a regular schedule, and do not skip meals. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to find out what you should do if you miss a meal.

Symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) include thirst, increased urination, confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, and fruity breath odor. If these symptoms occur, tell your doctor right away. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication(s).

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious Linagliptin with Metformin side effects, including signs of disease of the pancreas (such as nausea/vomiting that doesn’t stop, severe stomach/abdominal pain which may spread to the back).

A very serious allergic reaction to Tradjenta Linagliptin is rare. However, get medical help right away.

Warnings & Precautions

  1. Before taking Linagliptin Empagliflozin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it.
  2. Before using Linagliptin with Metformin, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
  3. Limit alcohol while taking Tradjenta Linagliptin.
  4. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness.
  5. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use.

It may be harder to control your blood sugar when your body is stressed (such as due to fever, infection, injury, or surgery). Consult your doctor because increased stress may require a change in your treatment plan, medications, or blood sugar testing.

During pregnancy, Linagliptin Empagliflozin should be used only when clearly needed. Pregnancy may cause or worsen diabetes. Discuss a plan with your doctor for managing your blood sugar while pregnant. Your doctor may change your diabetes treatment during your pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits of different treatments (such as diet, exercise, and medications including insulin).

It is unknown if Tradjenta Linagliptin passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.


Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

Drug interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval.

A product that may interact with this drug is rifampin.



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