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    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 helps to control high blood sugar level and avoid long-term complications of diabetes.
    • Teneligliptin can be taken with or without food.
    • Monitor your blood sugar regularly.
    • Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines.
    • 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.

    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. 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.

    Q. Is Teneligliptin a controlled substance?

    Teneligliptin is not a controlled substance. It is available when prescribed by a doctor.

    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).

    Content on this page was last updated on 09 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)