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    Teneligliptin

    Information about Teneligliptin

    Teneligliptin uses

    Teneligliptin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
    It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

    How teneligliptin works

    Teneligliptin is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas and decreasing the hormones that raise blood sugar levels. This reduces the fasting and postmeal sugar levels.

    Common side effects of teneligliptin

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

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    Expert advice for Teneligliptin

    • Teneligliptin can be taken with or without food.
    • Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines.
    • Get your blood sugar monitored regularly.
    • Inform your doctor immediately if you have severe stomach pain, nausea, and/or vomiting. These could be symptoms of pancreatitis.
    • Inform your doctor immediately if you have severe joint pain.
    • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Teneligliptin 

    Frequently asked questions for Teneligliptin

    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. How is Teneligliptin similar to linagliptin?
    Both Teneligliptin and linagliptin belong to the same class of drugs with a similar mechanism of action and efficacy to lower blood sugar levels and HbA1c. Both have a similar side effect profile and both are safe in patients with 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 and follow your doctor's advice.
    Q. Can I take Teneligliptin with insulin?
    Yes, you can take Teneligliptin with insulin. Using them together can lower the insulin dose and decrease the risk of hypoglycemia (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 07 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)