What to Expect
If you have type 2 diabetes, your blood sugar numbers may be heading in the wrong direction.
Taking a 5-mg dose of TRADJENTA once a day, along with diet and exercise, may help effectively lower your A1C levels.
- Once daily TRADJENTA can help reduce your blood sugar. Managing your blood sugar is important as it may mean a lower A1C number.
- Adding TRADJENTA can effectively lower your A1C level by helping your body produce more insulin and less sugar.
What is the most important information you should know about TRADJENTA?
- Serious side effects can happen to people taking TRADJENTA, including inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), which may be severe and lead to death. Before you start taking TRADJENTA, tell your doctor if you have ever had pancreatitis, gallstones, a history of alcoholism, or high triglyceride levels.
- Stop taking TRADJENTA and call your doctor right away if you have pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that is severe and will not go away. The pain may be felt going from your abdomen through to your back. The pain may happen with or without vomiting. These may be symptoms of pancreatitis.
What else should I know about TRADJENTA?
- 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 right away.
- For TRADJENTA to do its job, it’s important to continue to take your prescription as directed by your doctor as you work toward your A1C goal.
- Taking a 5-mg dose of TRADJENTA once a day can help effectively lower your A1C levels.
- In clinical trials, most people taking TRADJENTA didn’t experience low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), although it may occur, particularly when taken with a class of oral drugs known as sulfonylureas (glipizide, glyburide, and glimepiride) or with insulin.
How do you take TRADJENTA?
- Take TRADJENTA one time each day exactly as your doctor tells you to take it.
- Take TRADJENTA with or without food.
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you do not remember until it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take two doses of TRADJENTA at the same time.
- If you take too much TRADJENTA, call your doctor or Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
- Your doctor may tell you to take TRADJENTA along with other diabetes medicines. Low blood sugar can happen more often when TRADJENTA is taken with certain other diabetes medicines. If you take TRADJENTA with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin, the dose of your sulfonylurea medicine or insulin may need to be lowered while you take TRADJENTA.
- When your body is under some types of stress, such as fever, trauma (such as a car accident), infection, or surgery, the amount of diabetes medicine that you need may change. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these conditions and follow your doctor's instructions.
- Stay on your prescribed diet and exercise program while taking TRADJENTA.
- Check your blood sugar as your doctor tells you to.
- Store TRADJENTA at 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C).
- Keep TRADJENTA and all medicines out of the reach of children.
- Take your medication as prescribed by your doctor.