Tradjenta 5mg (NDC: 0597-0140)

Name:

Tradjenta 5mg

NDC:

0597-0140

Generic Name:

Linagliptin

Strength:

5mg

Form:

Tablet

Labeler:

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Shape:

Round

Color:

Red

Imprint:

D5;

Medication Class:

DPP4I

Active Ingredient:

Linagliptin

Pregnancy Category:

Consult your physician (Category B)

Illustration:

Pill Illustration: Tradjenta 5mg (0597-0140)

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About this medication

Tradjenta is the name of the medication. It comes in the form of a tablet, and should be taken by mouth. It belongs to a class of medications called DPP4I.

Why is this medication prescribed

This medication is used to treat type-2 diabetes and pre-diabetes conditions. Normally, when you eat food, the body breaks down all of the sugars and starches into a sugar called glucose. This is the basic fuel for the cells in the body. The body needs Insulin to be able to use this sugar for energy. Insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. This causes glucose to build up in the blood instead of going into cells. It can lead to serious diabetes complications.

How does it work

Tradjenta belongs to a group of medications called DPP-4 inhibitors. This medication helps to release more natural insulin into the blood. With more insulin, more sugar gets into the cells and the blood sugar level goes down.

How to use it

This medication comes as a tablet. You should put it in your mouth and swallow it with a glass of water. Do not chew, break or crush it. Swallow it whole.

What to do if you are pregnant

Tell your physician if you become pregnant. There are not enough studies about this medication in pregnant women. Use the medication during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

More Information

Read more about Tradjenta 5mg on the FDA website.

Last Update: November 28th 2016
Data sources: Label (November 28th 2016), National Library of Medicine (June 9th 2015), FDA (May 31st 2015)

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