Available as a prescription medicine, linagliptin/metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This combination medication works in a variety of ways, such as improving insulin production and decreasing the amount of glucose produced by the liver. Possible side effects may include diarrhea and symptoms similar to the common cold. It comes as a tablet that is taken twice daily.
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