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Linagliptin/Metformin Dosage

Linagliptin/metformin comes in the form of a tablet and is taken twice daily. It is important to take each dose with a meal. The specific linagliptin/metformin dosage your healthcare provider recommends to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes will depend on other medications they are taking, how well the diabetes is controlled, and various other factors.

An Introduction to Your Dosage Linagliptin/Metformin

The dose of linagliptin/metformin (Jentadueto™) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How well your diabetes is controlled
  • Other medications you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

Linagliptin/Metformin Dosing Guidelines

The recommended starting linagliptin/metformin dose for treating type 2 diabetes in most adults is 2.5 mg/500 mg twice daily with meals. If you are switching from linagliptin (Tradjenta™) or one of the many metformin products, your healthcare provider will choose a starting dosage based on your current amount of linagliptin and/or metformin.
Because the metformin component of this product has a tendency to cause diarrhea or other digestive problems, a low dosage is recommended at first (500 mg twice daily), unless you are already accustomed to metformin. Your healthcare provider can gradually increase the amount of the metformin component if necessary; doing this slowly can help prevent diarrhea.

General Information on Taking Linagliptin/Metformin

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with linagliptin/metformin include the following:
  • Linagliptin/metformin comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth twice a day with meals.
  • Try to take the medication consistently, approximately at the same times each day, to keep an even level in your system.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or linagliptin/metformin dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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