What is Tradjenta?
Tradjenta is a brand-name antidiabetic medication used to control high blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. It is also known by its generic name, linagliptin.
It is available as an oral tablet with a strength of 5 mg. It is usually taken once daily with or without food. It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.
The usual recommended dose of Tradjenta is 5 mg taken once daily. This dosage is only approved for patients with type 2 diabetes. It is not recommended to be used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Tradjenta works as a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor. It helps increase levels of incretin hormones, which play an important role in the release of insulin throughout the day and after meals. Insulin helps transport glucose, or blood sugar, into the body’s cells to be used for energy. It also helps reduce the production of sugar in the liver.
Tradjenta, along with diet and exercise, is used to help lower overall blood sugar levels in those with type 2 diabetes. It should be used along with an exercise and diet plan for maximum benefits in lowering blood sugar levels.
This medication is not used to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. It has also not been studied in patients with a history of pancreatitis. Taking this regularly can help reduce the risk of complications from type 2 diabetes, such as eye problems, kidney problems, nerve damage, foot damage, and heart problems.
You should tell your doctor if you have a history of pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas, before taking Tradjenta. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking treatment. Some medications may interact with this, so be sure to consult your healthcare provider if you are also taking insulin, other antidiabetic medications, or an antibiotic called rifampin.
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking this. When you buy Tradjenta online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
Tradjenta may cause serious side effects such as inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) or symptoms of heart failure. Tell your doctor if you experience shortness of breath, fluid retention, weight gain in a short amount of time, or fatigue, while using this.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction after taking this. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include severe rash, swelling of the face, or trouble breathing.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant prior to treatment. This may harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant, stop taking tradjenta and call your doctor.
If you accidentally miss a dose, you can take it when you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue to follow your schedule. Do not take an extra dose as this will not accelerate treatment and may increase your risk of side effects.
- Symptoms of Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Joint pain
- Skin reactions
- symptoms of pancreatitis
Report side effects to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Tradjenta online.
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Tradjenta is not recommended to be crushed or chewed. The medication should be swallowed whole.
Tradjenta and Januvia are in the same class of medications called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. This class of medications is a relatively new class of antidiabetic medications. Tradjenta contains the active ingredient linagliptin and Januvia contains the active ingredient sitagliptin. They are both similarly effective for managing blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
Tradjenta is not known to increase blood pressure as a side effect. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. Clinical trials have shown that it can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications in people with diabetes and risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure.
Tradjenta generally starts working within a week. However, the maximum benefit may not be reached until after two to three weeks of consistent use. A healthcare provider will recommend a follow-up visit after a few months to measure how well Tradjenta is working through blood sugar tests.
The manufacturer of brand-name Tradjenta is Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. There is currently no generic alternative available..
Most Medicare and insurance plans will cover some of the cost for Tradjenta. Contact your insurance provider to determine the copay and whether they will reimburse you after purchasing it from an online pharmacy, such as Your Canada Drugs Store. Without insurance, the average cash price of Tradjenta can be high.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Tradjenta online. Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.