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What is Tradjenta used for?
Tradjenta may be prescribed to help your pancreas produce more insulin, this drug will not work for type 1 diabetics due to your pancreas not producing any insulin at all. Type 2 diabetes is a condition that occurs because the body doesn't produce or use insulin normally; it is the most common form of diabetes.
You can buy Tradjenta online at My Drug Center, and it is also known as Trajenta internationally. We currently do not have the Tradjenta generic alternative available.
How does Tradjenta work?
Tradjenta contains the active ingredient Linagliptin, which belongs in a class of medicines known as dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. When taken as directed, the Linagliptin dosage works by increasing your body's level of incretin hormones, which helps control your blood sugar levels. It reduces the absorption of sugar from the stomach, reduces the release of stored sugar from the liver, and helps your body use sugar better.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions and paper work that was given to you by your pharmacist. Take Tradjenta orally once a day. This medication can be taken with or without food. Make sure you take Tradjenta at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system. Tradjenta should taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
Tradjenta or the Linagliptin generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Tradjenta Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to pancreatitis, gallstones, high triglyceride levels, or high cholesterol levels. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Linagliptin.
While taking Tradjenta you may feel dizzy, drowsy or experience blurred vision. Avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery until you feel it is safe. Alcohol and Cannabis can exasperate these side effects. Additionally you can speak with your doctor about acceptable limits for these substances while taking Tradjenta.
Controlling your blood sugar levels can become more challenging under stress. Speak with your doctor if you are unable to avoid or control stress. Your doctor will be able to assist in providing additional treatment options.
Some Tradjenta side effects are:
Headache, diarrhea, cough, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, joint pain, weight gain, back pain, and muscle or joint pain, or low blood sugar
Some serious Tradjenta side effects include:
Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis, symptoms include severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, fast heart rate), fever, rash or hives, itching/peeling/flaking skin, swelling of face/lips/tongue/throat, difficulty breathing or swallowing, and hoarseness
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in additional treatment. For any serious side effects speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
What is Tradjenta?
Tradjenta, which is also known as Trajenta internationally, is a prescription medication available in tablet form for oral administration. Inside a Tradjenta tablet contains 5mg of Linagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor drug. The medication was first approved for medical use in 2011 and by 2017, was the 200th most commonly prescribed medication within the United States. When taken, Tradjenta undergoes metabolism very minimally into an inactive metabolite and is then excreted mainly through feces but also through urination with a half-life seen around 12 hours. There is no generic alternative available for Tradjenta, however the brand-name medication can be found at My Drug Center for a reduced cost. To order this medication, you will require a valid prescription.
What is Tradjenta prescribed for?
Tradjenta is a hypoglycemic medication prescribed to help control blood sugar levels in those with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a life-long chronic condition affecting approximately 34 million Americans. When a person has type 2 diabetes, it affects the way their body metabolizes sugar, known medically as glucose. Glucose metabolism is an important and necessary function for humans to live, as it provides your body with fuel (energy) for brain function as well as other organs and their functions. Many tissues can also use fat or protein for energy, but others – such as the brain or red blood cells – can only use glucose for energy, hence why glucose metabolism is so important. Insulin is a hormone in our body which converts the glucose from your diet into energy (or to store it for future use) and keeps blood sugar levels balance; insulin is created in the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes is when the body doesn’t know how to properly use insulin or does not produce a sufficient amount of it, which results in high blood sugar levels. Having high blood sugar causes symptoms such as increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, and stomach pain; there are various symptoms that can occur. Leaving high blood sugar untreated for too long can result in kidney damage leading to dialysis, eye damage leading to blindness, and an increase risk of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. Using Tradjenta can help maintain proper blood sugar levels to help to prevent symptoms and further complications of type 2 diabetes.
What are the common side effects of Tradjenta?
The most commonly reported side effects of Tradjenta include headache, diarrhea, cough, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, joint pain, weight gain, back pain, and muscle or joint pain, or low blood sugar. You likely will not experience all of the listed side effects but you may experience one or a select few of them; if so, they should not alarm you. Side effects are a normal response of the body when taking a new medication and often subside on their own with time. If side effects begin to bother you, become worse, or do not go away, you should speak with your health care professional. You may also be able to ask your healthcare professional on ways to alleviate your side effects. Keep in mind, not all side effects have been listed here.
How long does it take for Tradjenta to work?
For the majority of patients who use Tradjenta, the effects begin within the first 24 hours of the dose. However, since each patient has certain personal factors, the exact length of time it may take to begin working may vary. Personal factors can include age, weight, gender, and many others; they influence the way your body responds to the medication. The full effect of the medication is commonly seen after 4-5 days but keep in mind, based off those personal factors, it could take a little longer for some patients. Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor, including any diet and exercise programs set in place, for the most time efficient results.
When does Tradjenta go generic?
As of right now, it is hard to say exactly when a generic for Tradjenta will become available; it could take years before a generic is approved and ready for marketing. However, you do not have to wait that long for reasonably priced Tradjenta. Though it is well known that Tradjenta is expensive in the United States, it is not a universally expensive medication as other areas of the world market Tradjenta for a much more reasonable price. Online Canadian Pharmacies like My Drug Center make it possible for you to order medication internationally to avoid paying high prices. We carry Tradjenta for as low as $1.66 per tablet; you can place an order by calling our toll free number of 1-877-385-8998. Keep in mind, you will require a valid prescription.
Who manufactures Tradjenta?
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals manufactures and markets Tradjenta. It is also marketed by Eli Lilly and Company, a partner of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. The manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and has been around for over a century, being founded in 1885 by Albert Boehringer. It is also the largest privately owned pharmaceutical company, owned fully by the Boehringer, Liebrecht, and von Baumbach families with over 47,700 employees globally. Eli Lilly and Company has also been around for many years, almost a century and a half; it was founded in 1876 by a chemist and veteran of the American Civil War, Colonel Eli Lilly. Eli Lilly and Company is the largest manufacturer of psychiatric medications, producing popular medications like Prozac (fluoxetine), Dolophine (methadone), Cymbalta (duloxetine), and Zyprexa (olanzapine). These two companies also market the popular Jardiance (Empagliflozin) together; another medication used for type 2 diabetes.
How long does Tradjenta stay in your system?
The exact amount of time it takes Tradjenta to clear the system may vary between each individual. Certain factors such as age, weight, gender, and genetic make-up determine the answer. However, there is a way you can estimate the amount of time it may take to clear the system; by multiplying the half-life by 5. The half-life measures how long it takes for half of the medication to clear from your system. Tradjenta has a half-life of about 12 hours, which means it will likely take up to 60 hours to clear the system, which equals to about 2 and half days.
Why is Tradjenta so expensive?
Tradjenta may be expensive for a few different reasons, such as it was only approved for medical use in 2011 which makes it a newer medication. Newer medications are often expensive usually to make up for the high cost of researching, developing, and marketing the new drug. Over an average period of 10 years and throughout 4 different phases of clinical research, it can cost around $2 billion to research, develop, and market the medication. Additionally, most brand-name medications new to the market do not offer a generic alternative; this is because manufacturers can be granted market exclusivity which gives them a certain amount of time before generic manufacturers can market their own form of the brand medication. This allows to the manufacturer to market the medication at any price without fear of losing patients to competitors. Additionally, Medicare has Tradjenta listed as a tier 3 medication on their drug formulary, which are preferred brand-name drugs and will be more expensive than medications found in tier 1 and 2 of the formulary. However, the price of Tradjenta can be found much cheaper when purchased internationally. We carry the brand-name medication in 5mg tablets, available in quantities of 84 and 90, for as low as $149.00.
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