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Linagliptin

Linagliptin

Description

Oral DPP-4 inhibitor that inhibits the breakdown of GLP-1; GLP-1 increases insulin secretion and decreases glucagon secretion in response to a meal

For use once daily in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus; mean A1C reduction of 0.7%

Used as monotherapy or in combination with other medications, with the exception of GLP-1 agonists.

How is this medicine (Linagliptin) best taken?

Use linagliptin as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Take with or without food.
  • To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
  • Keep taking linagliptin as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.

How to use Linagliptin Tablet

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

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking.

Side effects of Linagliptin

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy nose
  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Loose stools (diarrhea)

How do I store and/or throw out Linagliptin?

Store at room temperature.

Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.

Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets

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