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    Empagliflozin + Linagliptin

    Information about Empagliflozin + Linagliptin

    Empagliflozin + linagliptin uses

    Empagliflozin+Linagliptin is used in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    How empagliflozin + linagliptin works

    This is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Empagliflozin and Linagliptin. Empagliflozin works by removing excess glucose from your body through urine. Linagliptin works by lowering glucose production in the liver, delaying glucose absorption from intestines and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin.

    Common side effects of empagliflozin + linagliptin

    Urinary tract infection, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, Upper respiratory tract infection
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    23 Oct 2019 | 02:34 PM (IST)
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    Available Medicine for Empagliflozin + Linagliptin

    • ₹710 to ₹780
      Lupin Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹710 to ₹780
      Boehringer Ingelheim
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Empagliflozin + Linagliptin

    • You have been prescribed this combination medicine as it can control blood sugar better than either one alone.
    • It may also reduces the risk of heart attack, heart failure or other cardiovascular events.
    • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) along with Empagliflozin + Linagliptin.
    • Take it with food to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
    • Practice good genital hygiene to prevent yeast or urinary tract infections
    • It may cause your body to lose too much fluid (dehydration) or you to urinate more often. Drink plenty of water, stay hydrated, and rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
    • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. Check your blood sugar regularly.
    • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxious feeling.
    • Stop taking Empagliflozin + Linagliptin and Inform your doctor if you notice joint pains or develop symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, and/or vomiting.

    Content on this page was last updated on 23 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)