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What is Tradjenta?

Tradjenta is an FDA-approved prescription medication for adults with type 2 diabetes. It's meant to be used with diet and exercise to help lower blood sugar levels. 

DPP-4 inhibitors like Tradjenta are typically used as add-on treatments for type 2 diabetes. This means that they are used in combination with your current diabetes medications to help control blood sugar. However, your doctor may prescribe Tradjenta by itself based on your situation.

Clinical trials have shown that Tradjenta can effectively reduce blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. If you're interested in taking Tradjenta, talk to your doctor about whether it's right for your diabetes treatment plan. When you fill your Tradjenta prescription, you can save up to 90% by using a reputable online Canadian pharmacy like My Drug Center.

Tradjenta contains the active drug linagliptin, which belongs to a drug class called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. These medications work by blocking the action of the DPP-4 enzyme in your body.

Normally, DPP-4 breaks down certain hormones that tell your body to produce more insulin and less sugar. When DPP-4 causes the levels of these hormones to drop, your blood sugar levels rise.

By preventing DPP-4 from breaking down these hormones, DDP-4 inhibitors like Tradjenta allow your body to produce more insulin and make less sugar. In this way, Tradjenta helps lower and control your blood sugar levels. 

Tradjenta Dosages

Tradjenta is an oral tablet that you swallow whole. The tablets only come in a 5 mg strength. The typical dose of Tradjenta is one 5 mg tablet, taken once daily. You can take Tradjenta with or without food.

Tradjenta is meant to be an ongoing, long-term treatment. You and your doctor will determine if Tradjenta is safe and working well for you. If so, you'll likely keep taking it as a maintenance medication.

If you happen to miss a dose of Tradjenta, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it's almost time for your next regular dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. Don't take two doses at once to make up for a missed dose.

Tradjenta Side Effects

Tradjenta may cause side effects in some people. Mild side effects typically resolve within a few days or weeks. However, if they persist, it’s important to let your doctor know.

Mild Tradjenta side effects include:

  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Stuff nose
  • Runny nose

More severe Tradjenta side effects can also occur. If you experience any of the following, it’s important to let your doctor know immediately:

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Joint pain
  • Heart failure
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Allergic reaction
  • Bullous pemphigoid (a skin condition that causes large blisters)


What is Tradjenta used for?

Tradjenta helps lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Tradjenta is meant to be taken alongside diet and exercise changes as part of your overall diabetes management plan.

Tradjenta works by stimulating insulin release after meals to help your body use the sugar from the foods you eat. It is usually prescribed when other diabetes medications have not been effective enough in controlling blood sugar levels. By adding Tradjenta to your regimen, you may achieve tighter blood sugar control and lower your long-term risks of diabetes complications.

How do I take Tradjenta?

Tradjenta is an oral tablet taken once daily. The tablet can be taken with or without food.

How do I store Tradjenta tablets?

Store Tradjenta at room temperature. Keep the bottle in a cool, dry spot like a drawer, shelf, or closet away from children and pets. Avoid humid places like the bathroom.

Is generic Tradjenta available?

Unfortunately, a generic version of Tradjenta (linagliptin) is currently unavailable. Tradjenta is still under patent protection, meaning the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has exclusive rights to produce and market the drug.

Brand-name drugs like Tradjenta often cost significantly more than generic medications. For many patients, the high cost of brand-name drugs can be a barrier to accessing necessary treatment. However, online Canadian pharmacies like My Drug Center provide medications at a more affordable price point, which can alleviate the financial burden of expensive prescription medications. 

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