Tradjenta (Linagliptin)

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Tradjenta is an oral medication that can be used to treat type 2 diabetes. This medication helps lower blood sugar levels in adults who have been diagnosed with this condition. The active ingredient in Tradjenta is linagliptin. Linagliptin works by blocking the action of an enzyme in the body that regulates insulin and glucagon secretion.

Tradjenta is specifically indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It can be used in combination with diet and exercise.

Uses and Dosage

Tradjenta is a tablet medication that is taken by mouth once daily, with or without food, as directed by a healthcare provider. The tablet should be swallowed with a glass of water. take Tradjenta regularly to receive the full benefit of the medication. Patients should take it at the same time each day to help them remember. Additionally, patients should follow the medication treatment plan, meal plan, and exercise program recommended by their healthcare provider.

Patients should check their blood sugar levels regularly as directed by their doctor and keep track of the results to share with their doctor. If blood sugar measurements are consistently too high or too low, patients should inform their healthcare provider, as their dosage or treatment plan may need to be adjusted.

The dosage of Tradjenta will vary depending on the patient's medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications being taken. The recommended dosage of Tradjenta is typically 5 mg once daily.

Side effect

Common Side Effects of Tradjenta (Linagliptin):

  • Headache
  • Throat irritation
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Increase in weight
  • Back pain

Serious Side Effects of Tradjenta (Linagliptin):

  • Blisters
  • Breakdown of the outer layer of skin
  • Burning in your eyes
  • Fast heartbeats
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Palpitations or irregular heartbeat
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Severe or ongoing pain in your joints
  • Severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin blisters
  • Sore throat
  • Swelling in your face, tongue, legs, or feet
  • Vomiting

Form and strength

Tradjenta (Linagliptin) is available in the following forms and strength:

Tradjenta: Film Coated Tablet

  • 5 mg

Linagliptin: Film Coated Tablet

  • 5 mg


  • If you miss a dose of Tradjenta, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at your regular time.
  • Discuss the potential risks and benefits of Tradjenta with a healthcare provider before starting treatment.
  • Tradjenta can cause severe, life-threatening pancreatitis (inflammation of your pancreas). Stop taking Tradjenta and call your doctor at once if you have pain in your upper stomach that may spread to your back, with or without vomiting.
  • Before you take Tradjenta, tell your doctor if you have high cholesterol or triglycerides, or a history of pancreatitis.
  • The safety of Tradjenta during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not been studied. call your doctor if you have symptoms of heart failure, such as swelling, rapid weight gain, or shortness of breath (even while lying down).
  • Tradjenta may cause side effects such as pancreatitis, allergic reactions, and kidney problems.
  • Tradjenta may interact with other medications, keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal supplements) and share it with your healthcare provider.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does Tradjenta cause weight gain?

It's possible that Tradjenta may cause weight gain as a side effect, but this varies from person to person.

Can Tradjenta be used in combination with insulin?

Tradjenta has not been studied in combination with insulin.

Is Tradjenta safe for everyone with Type 2 diabetes?

Tradjenta is not safe for everyone with Type 2 diabetes and discuss the potential risks and benefits of this medication with a healthcare provider before starting treatment.

How long does it take for Tradjenta to start working?

Tradjenta starts working within hours after you take it, and its effects can last for up to 24 hours.

Is Tradjenta better than other diabetes medications?

Tradjenta is not necessarily better or worse than other diabetes medications, and the choice of medication depends on individual factors such as medical history and other medications being taken.

How should Tradjenta be stored?

Tradjenta should be stored at room temperature away from light and moisture.


It's important to purchase Tradjenta from verified Canadian pharmacy.

Additional information

Generic name:



Film Coated Tablet, Tablet



Quantities Available:

30, 90