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Linagliptin and Blood Sugar Levels
In studies, linagliptin lowered fasting blood sugar levels by 8.5 mg/dL on average. Linagliptin also lowered 2-hour postprandial blood sugar levels (blood sugar levels 2 hours after a meal) by 33.5 mg/dL on average.

When and How to Take Linagliptin

Some general 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.

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is not yet available in generic form.
(Click Generic Tradjenta for more information.)

Who Makes Linagliptin?

Linagliptin is marketed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Eli Lilly and Company.

Available Strengths

This medication comes in one strength: linagliptin 5-mg tablets.
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