Information about Teneligliptin

Teneligliptin uses

Teneligliptin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How teneligliptin works

Teneligliptin increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas, which in turn lowers the blood glucose levels.

Common side effects of teneligliptin

Headache, Hypoglycaemia (Low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Upper respiratory tract infection, Nasopharyngitis.

Available Medicine for Teneligliptin

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    Zydus Cadila
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹99
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
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    Micro Labs Ltd
    1 variant(s)
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    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    1 variant(s)
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    Eris Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
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    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
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    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
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    Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
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    Ajanta Pharma Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Teneligliptin

  • Teneligliptin is a well tolerated and safe anti-diabetic drug and does not cause very low blood sugar levels and weight gain.
  • Take Teneligliptin 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.
  • Teneligliptin can cause acute pancreatitis (swelling of your pancreas) which can be life threatening. If you experience stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, stop taking Teneligliptin and inform your doctor immediately.
  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for Teneligliptin


Q. Can I take teneligliptin with metformin?
Yes, teneligliptin can be taken with metformin. It is a good add-on treatment if the blood sugars are very high even after taking metformin. The risk of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) is also very low with both the medicines. However, consult your doctor before taking them together as a dose adjustment may be needed.
Q. How is teneligliptin different from Vildagliptin?
Teneligliptin and vildagliptin belong to the same class of drugs with a similar mechanism of action and efficacy to lower blood sugar and HbA1c levels. However, teneligliptin is once a day medicine, safe to use and need no dose adjustment in patients with kidney disease while vildagliptin is used twice daily and needs dose adjustment in moderate to severe renal failure.
Q. Does teneligliptin have an expiry date?
Yes, teneligliptin does expire. Please check the expiry date written on the pack and it refers to the last day of that month. Do not use teneligliptin after the expiry date.
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Q. Can I use teneligliptin as an alternative to linagliptin?
Yes, teneligliptin can be used as an alternative to linagliptin as both belong to the same class of drugs. They have a similar mechanism of action and efficacy to lower blood sugar levels and HbA1c and both are safe in patients with an underlying kidney disease.
Q. Is teneligliptin a controlled substance?
Teneligliptin is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Q. Is teneligliptin better than sitagliptin and alogliptin?
Teneligliptin, sitagliptin, and alogliptin belong to the same class of drugs. They have a similar mechanism of action and efficacy to lower blood sugar levels and HbA1c. However, teneligliptin 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 or alogliptin.
Q. How to take teneligliptin?
Teneligliptin is usually to be taken once a day with or without food. Take it preferably at the same time every day. Read the product label carefully before use.
Q. Can I take teneligliptin with insulin?
Yes, teneligliptin can be taken along with insulin. Using the two medicines together is beneficial as the addition of teneligliptin can lower the insulin requirement and the risk of low blood sugar levels.
Q. How is teneligliptin different from glimepiride?
Both teneligliptin and glimepiride are effective in lowering blood glucose levels, however, they work in different ways and have different side effect profile. Hypoglycemia and weight gain are common side effects of glimepiride while teneligliptin causes hypoglycemia only when used along with insulins or sulfonylureas and it does not cause any weight gain. It commonly causes headache and nasopharyngitis.

Content on this page was last updated on 23 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)