Trajenta is a medicine known for its therapeutic effect on Diabetes. The medicine acts due to its ability to stimulate the pancreas appropriately.
Trajenta increases the release of Insulin and reduces the release of Glucagon. By doing so, the medicine ensures that blood sugar levels are maintained at a normal level in diabetics.
Each 5 mg tablet of Trajenta is composed of 5 mg of linagliptin which is the active agent of this medicine. The tablet also has some inert agents which act as a medium through which linagliptin acts.
Trajenta is used for treatment of type II diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus) in adults of both genders. Pediatric patients being treated with Trajenta is not commonly heard of. Trajenta could also be used to treat diabetes which develops during pregnancy. The drug can be used all by itself or in combination with other drugs having anti-diabetic properties.
Though Trajenta has a good therapeutic effect on diabetes and its complications, the drug is known to have some side effects. They manifest if the drug is not taken as prescribed or if the patients have a high sensitivity to the drug. Some of the side effects are enlisted below:
Trajenta could have other side effects on the human body apart from the ones mentioned above. Patients should remember that any ill effects of the drug that are experienced should be informed to the physician at the earliest.
Trajenta should be consumed only on a doctor’s prescription. There are certain things to be remembered by patients who consume Trajenta regularly. They should be followed as they help to increase the therapeutic action of Trajenta and avoid harmful effects of it as well. Some of these things are :
Apart from these, other instructions or precautions related to Trajent consumption could be advised to patients. It is mandatory to follow each of these instructions carefully. This will ensure better and a speedy recovery.
There are a few drugs which have a chemical composition similar to Trajenta. In case Trajenta is not suitable to the patient or if the doctor advises so, these drugs can be used as a substitute. Some such drugs have been mentioned below:
Patients should not switch from Trajenta to any of the above medicines unless the doctor advises to do so.