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Linagliptin Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Diabetes Type 2

5 mg orally once daily.

Renal Dose Adjustments

No dose adjustment recommended.

Liver Dose Adjustments

No dose adjustment recommended.


When used with an insulin secretagogue (e.g., sulfonylurea) or with insulin, consider lowering the dose of the insulin secretagogue or insulin to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia.

The use of linagliptin with insulin was associated with a higher rate of hypoglycemia in patients with severe renal impairment and a lower dose of insulin may be required.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age).


Data not available.

Other Comments

Linagliptin can be taken with or without food.