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    Teneligliptin

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    Teneligliptin uses

    Teneligliptin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is used along with 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 (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
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    Dr. Betina Chandolia
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    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
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    Last updated on:
    18 Jan 2019 | 04:33 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Teneligliptin

    • Teneligliptin is used alone or together with other diabetes medicines to control blood sugar and avoid long-term complications.
    • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) along with Teneligliptin.
    • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 
    • Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines.
    • 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 anxiety.
    • Inform your doctor if you notice joint pains or develop symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, and/or vomiting.
    • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
    • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Teneligliptin affects you.

    Frequently asked questions for Teneligliptin

    Teneligliptin

    Q. Can Teneligliptin be taken along 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 level (hypoglycemia) is very low with both the medicines.

    Q. How to take Teneligliptin?

    The usual dose of Teneligliptin is 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)