Information about Gemigliptin

    Gemigliptin uses

    Gemigliptin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

    Common side effects of gemigliptin

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

    Available Medicine for Gemigliptin

    • ₹599 to ₹1198
      Sanofi India Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Gemigliptin

    • If you experience stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, stop taking Gemigliptin and inform your doctor immediately.
    • Gemigliptin is a well tolerated and safe anti-diabetic drug and does not cause very low blood sugar levels and weight gain.
    • Take Gemigliptin with water at any time of the day with or without food. Do not chew or crush the tablets.
    • You would be at an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when insulin and sulfonylureas are also given along with, a dose adjustment may be needed. Do not change the dose yourself.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
    • Gemigliptin can increase the risk of acute pancreatitis (swelling of your pancreas) which can be life threatening. Tell your doctor if you have a history of pancreatitis, gallstones, or alcohol intake.
    • If you experience severe joint pain or allergic reactions (skin rash, swelling of the face, lips, tongue and throat which causes difficulty in breathing), stop taking the medicine and inform your doctor.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.

    Content on this page was last updated on 06 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)