Trajenta 5mg Tablet

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Boehringer Ingelheim

Composition for Trajenta 5mg Tablet

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₹46.8/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Trajenta Tablet

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Uses of Trajenta Tablet

Trajenta 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
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Side effects of Trajenta Tablet

Common

Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Headache, Nasopharyngitis.

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How to use Trajenta Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Trajenta 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Trajenta Tablet works

Trajenta 5mg tablet is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas after meals when blood sugar is high.

In Depth Information on Trajenta Tablet

Expert advice for Trajenta Tablet

  • Trajenta can be taken with or without food.
  • Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines.
  • Get your blood sugar monitored regularly.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you have severe stomach pain, nausea, and/or vomiting. These could be symptoms of pancreatitis.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you have severe joint pain.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Trajenta 5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking linagliptin with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Trajenta 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Trajenta 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation
. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is
low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
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Trajenta 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney d
isease. No dose adjustment of Trajenta 5mg Tablet is recommended.
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Liver
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Trajenta 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver di
sease. No dose adjustment of Trajenta 5mg Tablet is recommended.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Decamycin 4mg Injection, Pericort 4mg Tablet, Depo Medrol 40mg/ml Injection, Defcort 6mg/5ml Oral Suspension

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Trajenta 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Linagliptin

Trajenta is safe when used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. However, some common side effects that you can experience at the dose advised, includes headache, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with insulin or sulphonylurea, upper respiratory tract infection and nasopharyngitis.
Yes, Trajenta is available in India as a prescription medicine.
Trajenta is an oral antidiabetic drug which belongs to the group of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. It lowers the blood sugar levels by increasing the release of insulin and decreasing glucagon levels. It has a lesser risk of hypoglycemia compared to other drugs and does not cause weight gain.
Yes, you can take Trajenta with insulin detemir, a long-acting insulin analog which maintains the basal insulin levels. Using them together can lower the insulin dose and decrease the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).
Yes, using Trajenta with insulin can help in better control of your blood sugar levels than insulin alone. Using them together can help to lower the insulin dose and decrease the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).
Q. What if I take Trajenta with alogliptin?
No, Trajenta preferably should not be taken with alogliptin. As both the medicines belong to the same class of drugs and a combination of these can cause an increase in the risk of side effects especially pancreatitis.
Q. How different is Trajenta from vildagliptin?
Both Trajenta and Vildagliptin belong to the same class of drugs. Vildagliptin is seen to be more effective in controlling the blood sugar levels, however, it is to be taken twice a day and is eliminated from kidneys while Trajenta is once a day medicine and is eliminated from liver. So, Trajenta is safe to use in kidney disease patients without any dose adjustment.
Q. What is the best time to take Trajenta?
Trajenta is to be taken once a day and at around the same time every day. There is no interaction with food so Trajenta can be taken with or without food.
Yes, Trajenta is safe to use in patients with an underlying cardiac disease like heart failure, angina (pain due to decreased blood supply to the heart), myocardial infarction (death of the heart tissue) and even stroke (blockage of blood vessels supplying the brain).
Q. Can I take Trajenta with metformin?
Yes, Trajenta can be taken with metformin. It is a good add-on treatment if the blood sugars are very high even after taking metformin in maximum tolerated dose. Together they would help in better control of blood sugar levels. However, consult your doctor before taking them together as a dose adjustment may be needed.
Q. How is Trajenta similar to teneligliptin?
Both Trajenta and teneligliptin belong to the same class of drugs with a similar mechanism of action and efficacy to lower blood sugar levels and HbA1c. Both have a similar side effect profile and both are safe in patients with underlying kidney disease.
Q. How is Trajenta better than sitagliptin?
Trajenta and sitagliptin belong to the same class of drugs with a similar mechanism of action and efficacy to lower blood sugar levels and HbA1c. However, Trajenta is safe to use in patients with underlying kidney disease while a dose adjustment is needed in patients with moderate to severe renal failure with sitagliptin.
No, Trajenta does not cause weight loss. It does not cause any weight gain as well.
Q. How safe is Trajenta compared to other gliptins?
All the gliptins have a similar mechanism of action and a similar efficacy to lower blood sugar levels and HbA1c. However, Trajenta and teneligliptin are safe to use in patients with underlying kidney disease while a dose adjustment of other gliptins is needed in patients with moderate to severe renal failure.
Stop taking Trajenta if you develop an allergic reaction like rash or breathlessness and if you have a persistent and severe stomach ache as it could be a sign of pancreatitis. Immediately contact your doctor or the emergency of a hospital.
Use of Trajenta with insulin or sulfonylureas can increase the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), which may need a dose adjustment. Be aware of the symptoms and always carry something sweet with you. Stop taking Trajenta if you develop an allergic reaction like rash or breathlessness and if you have a persistent and severe stomach ache as it could be a sign of pancreatitis.
Q. Is it safe to use Trajenta with pioglitazone?
Yes, it is safe to use Trajenta with pioglitazone. No drug-drug interactions have been reported and the side effect profile is similar to the drugs used alone.
Q. Is Trajenta better than saxagliptin ?
Both Trajenta and saxagliptin belong to the same class of drugs with a similar mechanism of action and efficacy to lower blood sugar levels and HbA1c. However, Trajenta is safe to use in patients with underlying kidney disease while a dose adjustment is needed in patients with moderate to severe renal failure with saxagliptin.
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