Linagliptin is a medication used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. It comes in the form of a tablet that is taken once daily. It works by increasing insulin levels after a meal and by decreasing the amount of sugar the liver produces. Although most people tolerate this medicine well, side effects may include a sore throat and a runny nose.
What Is Linagliptin?Linagliptin (Tradjenta™) is a prescription diabetes medication approved to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. It is the third approved medication belonging to a class of diabetes medications known as dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. Sitagliptin (Januvia®) and saxagliptin (Onglyza™) were the first two medications approved in this class.
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Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, linagliptin may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
In clinical trials, the most commonly reported symptoms were similar to the common cold, such as a sore throat and a runny or stuffy nose.
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