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Tradjenta is most commonly used as a treatment to control high blood pressure in cases of type 2 diabetes. Tradjenta contains Linagliptin that increases incretins in the human body to help release insulin helping control blood sugar levels. This medication also helps reduce the amount of sugar made by your liver.
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.
This medication 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, and heart failure. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Tradjenta.
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.
Side effects can be: stuffy nose, runny nose, sore throat, cough, weight gain, muscle or joint pain, headache, back pain, or low blood sugar.
More serious side effects can be: 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, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.
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.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stopping taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take?
A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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