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Linagliptin/Metformin Side Effects

It is possible to develop side effects while using linagliptin/metformin to treat type 2 diabetes. Clinical studies on this drug showed that a sore throat, stuffy nose, and diarrhea were common reactions. While these types of problems are generally mild, serious complications can also occur. Seek medical treatment immediately if you experience things like blurry vision, confusion, or trouble breathing.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Linagliptin/Metformin

Just like any medicine, linagliptin/metformin (Jentadueto™) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with linagliptin/metformin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Linagliptin/Metformin Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of linagliptin/metformin are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Symptoms of low blood sugar (this is more likely to occur if linagliptin/metformin is taken with other diabetes drugs), such as:
 
    • Sweating
    • Shakiness
    • Extreme hunger
    • Dizziness
    • Cold sweats
    • Blurry vision
    • Changes in behavior, such as irritability
    • Loss of coordination
    • Difficulty speaking
    • Confusion
    • Seizures
 
  • Signs of lactic acidosis, such as:
 
    • Feeling tired or weak
    • Muscle pain
    • Trouble breathing
    • Abdominal (stomach) pain
    • Feeling cold
    • Dizziness or lightheadedness
    • A slow or irregular heartbeat (see Metformin and Lactic Acidosis)
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the lips, mouth, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 
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