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Composition for ZITEN

Teneligliptin(20 mg)

food interaction for ZITEN

alcohol interaction for ZITEN

pregnancy interaction for ZITEN

lactation interaction for ZITEN

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ziten 20 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ziten 20 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Teneligliptin(20 mg)


Ziten 20 mg tablet is used as a monotherapy, in addition to diet and exercise, to reduce high blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

How it works

Ziten 20 mg tablet is an anti-diabetic drug that belongs to a class of medications called as dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. It works by decreasing the blood glucose levels thereby controlling diabetes.

Common side effects

Constipation, Dry skin, Itching, Eczema, Fatigue, Increased uric acid level in blood, Running nose, Stomach ulcer, Intestinal ulcer


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Expert advice for ZITEN

  • Inform your doctor if you have heart diseases, liver disease, disorders of pituitary or adrenal gland, poor nutritional state, starvation or an irregular dietary intake, poor health condition, excessive muscle movement, excessive alcohol intake, history of abdominal surgery with a history of bowel obstruction or low blood potassium level.
  • Consult your doctor before taking teneligliptin along with any other anti-diabetic medications as it may lead to low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia) with symptoms such as shakiness, nervousness or anxiety, sweating, chills and clamminess, irritability, confusion, nausea etc.
  • You will be regularly monitored for blood glucose, potassium, electrolytes, HbA1c and lipid profile while taking teneligliptin.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to teneligliptin or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if suffering with low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia).
  • Do not take if suffering with type 1 diabetes, severe ketosis (the state marked by raised levels of ketones in the blood), diabetic coma or history of diabetic coma (a diabetic complication that causes unconsciousness).
  • Do not take if with severe infection, surgery, severe trauma.


Content on this page was last updated on 15 March, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)