The standard dose of linagliptin for treating type 2 diabetes is 5 mg taken once daily. Although this dosage amount is typically not adjusted, your healthcare provider can adjust the dosages of other diabetes medications you are taking if your blood sugar levels become too low. You can take linagliptin with or without food.
An Introduction to Your Dosage of LinagliptinThere is only one standard dose for linagliptin (Tradjenta™), regardless of your age, weight, or kidney function. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Linagliptin Dosing Guidelines for Type 2 DiabetesThe recommended dose of linagliptin for treating type 2 diabetes in adults is 5 mg once daily. No dosage adjustment is required for people with kidney disease or liver disease.
However, your healthcare provider may need to lower the dose of other diabetes medications you are taking if your blood sugar levels become too low.
General Information on Taking LinagliptinSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with linagliptin include the following:
- Linagliptin comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
- Linagliptin can be taken with or without food.
- It does not matter what time of day you take linagliptin; however, try to take it at the same time every day.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with linagliptin, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.