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    Metformin + Linagliptin

    Information about Metformin + Linagliptin

    Metformin + linagliptin uses

    Metformin+Linagliptin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

    How metformin + linagliptin works

    This is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Metformin, linagliptin. Metformin is a biguanide which decreases the production and absorption of sugar in your body and allows better use of existing insulin. Linagliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor which works by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas and decreasing the hormones that raise blood sugar levels. This reduces both fasting and postmeal sugar levels. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.

    Common side effects of metformin + linagliptin

    Nausea, Stomach pain, Altered taste, Diarrhoea, Loss of appetite, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Headache, Nasopharyngitis

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    Content on this page was last updated on 19 January, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)