Taking TRADJENTA, along with diet and exercise, can help change the direction of your blood glucose numbers.
Even when you're doing everything you can to eat healthy and get enough physical activity, your numbers may not be going in the direction you and your doctor want them to. But there are ways to help and you don't have to do it on your own.
TRADJENTA is a prescription medicine that is used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
TRADJENTA is not for people with type 1 diabetes or for people with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine). If you have had inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) in the past, it is not known if you have a higher chance of getting pancreatitis while you take TRADJENTA.
In clinical studies, taking TRADJENTA with metformin resulted in statistically greater improvements in blood sugar (and A1C levels) than using metformin alone. In clinical trials, TRADJENTA taken with metformin did not affect most people's weight, although weight gain may occur when used in combination with a medication called pioglitazone.
How does TRADJENTA work?
TRADJENTA belongs to a class of drugs called DPP-4 inhibitors. DPP-4 inhibitors work by increasing hormones that stimulate your pancreas to produce more insulin and stimulate your liver to produce less glucose.
In other words, TRADJENTA, along with diet and exercise, can help your body produce more insulin, and less sugar. Managing your sugar can mean a lower A1C number—and that's an important goal for anyone with type 2 diabetes.
Other reasons TRADJENTA may be right for you:
TRADJENTA works to regulate blood sugar and produce more insulin, especially after meals, when sugar levels rise.
TRADJENTA is not for everyone:
Do not take TRADJENTA if you are allergic to linagliptin or any of the ingredients in TRADJENTA.
Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction to TRADJENTA may include rash, itching, flaking or peeling; raised red patches on your skin (hives); swelling of your face, lips, tongue and throat that may cause difficulty breathing or swallowing. If you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, stop taking TRADJENTA and call your doctor or go to the emergency room right away.