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About Trajenta

Trajenta is a medicine that is used in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

It is taken along with a nutritious diet and regular exercise to manage blood sugar levels.

This medicine contains Linagliptin, a member of the Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor class.

It boosts hormone activity, a chemical messenger to lower blood sugar levels.

Boehringer Ingelheim, a famous pharmaceutical company, manufactures Trajenta. 

Uses of Trajenta

It is an anti-diabetic medicine used to treat Type 2 Diabetes in people in conjunction with dietary and lifestyle changes.

A chronic medical condition known as Type 2 Diabetes occurs when the body either does not produce a sufficient amount of insulin or the insulin that is produced does not work correctly.

It is a severe medical issue that, if left untreated, can cause additional complications and harm to other organs like the nerves, eyes, and kidneys.

Linagliptin is the active ingredient of this medicine.

It functions by increasing the release of insulin and reducing the release of glucose into the bloodstream.

It may be taken alone or with other medications to reduce blood sugar levels.

How does Trajenta 5 mg work

Linagliptin, a member of the class of medicines known as DPP-4 inhibitors, is present in Trajenta 5 mg.

It works by inhibiting DPP-4, an enzyme that breaks down the hormone Incretin.

When necessary, the enzyme Incretins helps the body manufacture more insulin; otherwise, it lowers the blood sugar level in the liver.

It keeps your body from releasing too much glucose (sugar) into the blood and helps your body produce more insulin after meals.

In doing so, it decreases your body's blood glucose levels.

How to take medicine

  • Take this medicine orally, with or without food, as prescribed by your doctor, generally once per day
  • To get the most out of this medication, take it daily. Take medicine at the same time every day to help you remember to take it
  • Depending on your health, your doctor will advise you on how frequently to take this medicine
  • Drink some water as you take the medicine
  • Don't chew or break the medicine
  • Do not discontinue this medicine unless instructed to do so by your doctor
  • Never take a double dose at once to make up for missed ones
  • Inform your physician or contact the local hospital if you think you may have taken too much of the medicine

Side effects 

Various adverse effects are possible with Trajenta. Follow your doctor's advice to avoid these side effects.

Common side effects

  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Low blood sugar levels
  • Vomiting
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

Rare side effects

  • Joint pain
  • Unusual skin blisters
  • Symptoms of heart failure
  • Swelling ankles
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Sweating
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Blurred vision

If these side effects pose serious complications, consult your doctor.


Concurrent use of this medication with other medicines may impair their performance or reduce the amount of medication they provide.

Notify your physician or doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

Drug Interaction

Disease Interaction

  • Pancreatitis
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Hypertriglyceridemia 
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • History of Heart failure
  • Angioedema
  • Kidney damage

Alcohol Interaction

Patients with a history of alcoholism should use this medicine with caution. Before using it, speak with your doctor.


  • If you have any allergies, including to Linagliptin or any other medications, let your doctor or pharmacist know before using Linagliptin
  • Discuss with your doctor your medical history before using this medicine, particularly if you have a history of Pancreatitis, Gallstones, or Heart failure
  • Avoid operating machinery, operating a car, or engaging in any other activity that necessitates concentration or keen vision if you are unsure that you can do so safely
  • To reduce the risk of low blood sugar while taking this medication, try to drink less alcohol
  • If you use any medications or supplements, you should let your surgeon know before surgery
  • This medicine should only be taken during pregnancy if necessary. Diabetes can develop during pregnancy or get worse. Talk to your doctor
  • It is not suggested to use this medicine in kids and teenagers (under 18 years of age). Before using it, speak with your doctor
  • The risk of side effects may rise if you take more than the recommended dosage
  • Avoid discontinuing it without first consulting your doctor since doing so may increase blood sugar levels. Additionally, it can make other Diabetes-related issues more likely
  • To get the best results from the treatment, keep up a healthy diet and exercise frequently


Keep this medicine at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and moisture.

Keep this medication out of children's and animals' reach and sight.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Trajenta work?

Trajenta is a medicine that reduces blood sugar by encouraging your Liver and Pancreas to produce less glucose and more insulin.

What are the side effects of Linagliptin?

The common side effects of Linagliptin are sore throat, cough, weight gain, joint pain, headache, low blood sugar, etc.

How quickly does Trajenta work?

Trajenta containing Linagliptin becomes effective within a few hours. You must take it daily to ensure that your blood sugar is as constant as possible.

When is the best time to take Trajenta?

You can take Trajenta 5mg any time, with or without meals. If you skipped a dose, it should be taken as soon as you remember. On the same day, a double dose shouldn't be taken.

Is Trajenta good for Diabetes?

It is for use in individuals with Type 2 Diabetes. Trajenta is used along with a balanced diet and frequent exercise.

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