- Sitagliptin Phosphate–Metformin Hydrochloride
- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Tradjenta* used for?
Generic for Tradjenta* (Linagliptin) is an antidiabetic medicine used to lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Generic for Tradjenta* is used together with a proper diet and exercise program to improve glucose (sugar) control. Controlling high blood sugar can help prevent nerve problems, heart attack, stroke, kidney problems, blindness and loss of limbs.
Generic for Tradjenta* belongs to a class of medicines called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. It works by increasing the amount of incretin hormones in the body. This helps increase the production of insulin, thereby controlling blood sugar.
Generic for Tradjenta* is NOT indicated for the treatment of type 1 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Tradjenta*?
The dosage of Generic for Tradjenta* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Tradjenta* can be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Tradjenta*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Tradjenta* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Tradjenta*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Tradjenta*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Tradjenta*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Tradjenta*.
Generic for Tradjenta* can interact with the following types of medicines: HIV/AIDS medications, seizure medications, beta-blockers, tuberculosis medications, sulfa drugs, insulin or other oral diabetes medications.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Generic for Tradjenta*, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Tradjenta*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Tradjenta* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Tradjenta* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Tradjenta* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Tradjenta* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Tradjenta* can cause side effects such as sore throat, cough, headache, weight gain, runny or stuffy nose. Some of the serious side effects of Generic for Tradjenta* may include fever, pancreatitis and skin rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Tradjenta*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Tradjenta*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Tradjenta* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Tradjenta*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Tradjenta*?
How will Generic for Tradjenta* work in my body?
How should Generic for Tradjenta* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Tradjenta* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Tradjenta* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Before taking Generic for Tradjenta*, tell your doctor if you have a history of pancreatitis, high cholesterol, and also if you are using any other oral diabetes medication.