Composition Linagliptin Tablets 5 mg
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Linagliptin Tablets 5 mg Uses

Linagliptin Tablet 5mg belongs to the class of medications called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4), and it is primarily used to treat type 2 diabetes. Linagliptin assists in preventing your blood sugar level from rising excessively. It inhibits an enzyme known as DPP-4, this enzyme leads to decreased insulin. By inhibiting DPP-4, it boosts the production of natural hormones in your body known as incretins. The protein ‘Incretins’ is responsible for increasing insulin production only when necessary and lowering the blood sugar levels of the liver when it’s not required. These incretins play a role in reducing blood sugar by raising insulin production, particularly following meals. Insulin is a hormone the pancreas produces that controls the sugar level. Additionally, it reduces the production of blood sugar by the liver as well. Linagliptin Tablets 5 mg is not recommended for individuals with type 1 diabetes or for managing diabetic ketoacidosis. Therefore, the Linagliptin Tablets 5 mg is crucial in maintaining blood sugar levels and helps avoid severe diabetes-related issues such as –

  • Vision impairment (retinopathy)
  • Kidney disease (nephropathy)
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy)
  • Diabetic foot ulcers, and slow healing of wounds.

Directions to Use

  • Use this medication only if the healthcare professional prescribes it. Your physician will first make sure that this medication is good for you or not.
  • The dosage and duration to use are based on your health condition, age, weight, and how the medication responds to your body.
  • Follow all the directions given by the healthcare professional as well as read all the essential information present on the label or packaging of the medicine.
  • Take this medicine at the same time every day before or after having food as directed, with a whole glass of water, do not chew, break, or crush the tablet consume it as a whole. 
  • Do not stop taking the medication in between as well do not increase the dosage, Complete the fully prescribed course and consume only the prescribed volume to reap the best out of it. 
  • Store it in a cool and dry place away from the reach of pets, children, and sunlight.

Side Effects

This medication is believed to be safe and doesn’t lead to any adverse reactions, though there are occasional side effects that may appear but don’t need medical intervention and will go away on their own. However, it’s highly advised to seek medical advice at the earliest if any of these symptoms persist for an extended period.

Common side effects include –

  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Cough
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Diarrhea
  • Pancreatitis
  • Severe and persistent abdominal pain

The likelihood of experiencing severe and negative side effects is extremely low and infrequent. If you do observe any severe side effects, it’s important not to delay and inform your healthcare provider immediately.

Serious side effects such as –

  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Severe joint pain
  • Pancreatitis symptoms
  • Severe skin reactions 
  • Hypersensitivity reaction


  • Take this medicine only if it is prescribed. The doctor will first examine whether this medication is good for you or not. 
  • Before start using Linagliptin Tablets 5 mg tell your healthcare professional about your medical history, especially about liver problems, kidney diseases, and allergies. The dosage will be adjusted according to these factors.
  • Do not increase the dosage quantity, it will not affect you positively and will increase the chances of side effects. 
  • Do not stop the treatment even if you start feeling better than before because stopping treatment immaturity can worsen your certain health condition. 
  • Avoid consuming oily and high cholesterol or sugar-containing foods while having treatment with this medication. Bad eating habits can affect the efficacy of medication.
  • Maintain your blood pressure as close to the normal range (140/90) as you can because it lowers the chance of heart and blood vessel problems for people with diabetes.
  • This medication is recommended not to be used for children, breastfeeding mothers, and pregnant women, as well tell your doctor before using this medicine if you are planning to be a mother.
  • Consuming alcohol while having treatment with this medication can lead to adverse and serious side effects. 
  • It is recommended to avoid driving and operating heavy vehicles if you are not familiar with their effects on your body.
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