Trajenta 5 mg
Trajenta 5 mg tablets is an antidiabetic medicine used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. It works by increasing the activity of hormones (chemical messengers) that help lower blood sugar levels.
How does this medicine work? What does it do for me?
Linaliptin belongs to a group of diabetes medications called DPP-4 inhibitors. It works by increasing the number of incretins available in the body. Incretins are hormones that increase insulin levels when blood sugar levels are high (especially after meals), thereby reducing the amount of sugar produced by the body.
Linaliptin is used alone or with other medicines to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. This medicine should be used as part of an overall diabetes management plan that includes diet and a physical exercise program.
Advantages of Trajenta 5 mg
In the treatment of type 2 diabetes
Trajenta 5 mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called DPP-4 inhibitors (or gliptins). It increases the amount of insulin produced by your body after a meal and helps prevent the release of excess glucose (sugar) into your blood.
This lowers the blood sugar level in the body. It is usually taken once a day and has relatively few common side effects.
Lowering blood sugar levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control your levels, you can reduce your risk of developing serious diabetes complications, such as kidney damage, blindness, and loss of limbs. Proper management of diabetes also reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Taking this medication regularly, eating well, and exercising can help you lead a normal, healthy life. It should be used for as long as it is prescribed.
How to take Trajenta 5 mg?
This tablet can be taken with or without food. Take it at the same time each day to keep the levels of this medicine in your body constant. Do not skip doses or stop treatment as this may cause blood sugar spikes.
What form does this drug come in?
Light red, round, biconvex, film-coated tablets with bevelled edges, debossed with the Boehringer Ingelheim logo on one side and “D5” on the other, each tablet containing 5 mg of linagliptin.
Non-pharmaceutical ingredients: mannitol, pregelatinized starch, corn starch, copovidone, magnesium stearate.
Film coating: hypromellose, titanium dioxide, talc, macrogol, iron oxide red.
Who should not take this drug?
Do not take this medicine if:
- you are allergic to linagliptin or any of the ingredients of this medicine
- have ketoacidosis (a complication of diabetes with high blood sugar, weight loss, nausea and vomiting)
- Have type 1 diabetes
- Blurred vision
- Rapid heart rate
- Increased hunger
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Make you dizzy
Warning for special groups
Animal studies show that Trajenta 5 mg tablets do not harm the developing fetus. However, due to a lack of safety data in humans, the use of Trajenta 5mg tablets is not recommended during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Trajenta 5mg tablets can pass into breast milk. Therefore, it is not recommended to be used during lactation unless absolutely necessary. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Hypoglycemia is a condition of low blood sugar. Trajenta 5mg tablets may cause hypoglycaemia in some cases and should be used with caution. The risk is particularly high when used in combination with other diabetes medications such as metformin or insulin. Therefore, monitor your blood sugar regularly while taking this medication. If in doubt, consult your doctor.
Tagenta 5mg tablets may increase the risk of skin lesions (abnormal skin changes). So if you develop a rash, blisters (fluid-filled bumps), or lesions, tell your doctor.
Trajenta 5mg tablets should not be used in children under 18 years of age as safety and efficacy data have not been clinically established.
Interaction with Medicine
- Trajenta 5mg tablets should be taken at the same time each day so that you don’t miss a dose.
- When used with other diabetes medications or alcohol, or when meals are delayed or skipped, it can cause hypoglycemia (hypoglycemia).
- Always carry sugary foods and fruit juices with you in case you experience symptoms of hypoglycemia such as cold sweats, cold pale skin, shivering, or anxiety.
- Until you understand how Trajenta 5mg tablets affect you, use caution when driving or using machinery.
- Call your doctor if you notice joint pain, stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting.
When should I take Trajenta 5 mg and if I miss a dose?
Trajenta 5mg tablets can be taken at any time, with or without food. If a dose is missed, it should be taken as soon as the patient remembers. Do not take two doses on the same day.
Is Trajenta 5mg Tablet bad for your kidneys?
No, there is no evidence that Trajenta 5mg Tablet is bad for your kidneys. It can be used without dose adjustment in patients with renal impairment.
Are Trajenta 5 mg tablets safe to take long term?
Yes, it is safe to take Trajenta 5mg tablets long term. Long-term use over months or years has shown no harmful effects.