Tradjenta Side Effects
Generic Name: linagliptin
Note: This document contains side effect information about linagliptin. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Tradjenta.
Some side effects of Tradjenta may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to linagliptin: oral tablet
Along with its needed effects, linagliptin (the active ingredient contained in Tradjenta) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking linagliptin:More common
- blurred vision
- cold sweats
- cool, pale skin
- fast heartbeat
- increased hunger
- slurred speech
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- darkened urine
- loss of appetite
- pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
- yellow eyes or skin
- Flaking and falling off of the skin
- hives or welts
- large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
- redness of the skin
- skin rash
Some side effects of linagliptin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:More common
- Back pain
- difficulty with moving
- muscle aches
- muscle pain or stiffness
- pain in the joints
- sore throat
- stuffy or runny nose
- weight gain
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to linagliptin: oral tablet
Metabolic side effects have included hypoglycemia, hyperlipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia and weight gain.
Hypersensitivity side effects have included urticaria, angioedema, localized skin exfoliation, and bronchial hyperreactivity.
Respiratory side effects have included nasopharyngitis and cough. Side effects reported when linagliptin (the active ingredient contained in Tradjenta) was used in combination with glimepiride and metformin include upper respiratory infection.
Musculoskeletal side effects have included arthralgia, back pain and myalgia. Side effects reported when linagliptin (the active ingredient contained in Tradjenta) was used in combination with glimepiride and metformin include pain in extremities.
Endocrine side effects have included pancreatitis.
Nervous system side effects have included headache.
Gastrointestinal side effects reported include diarrhea. Side effects reported when linagliptin (the active ingredient contained in Tradjenta) was added on to basal insulin therapy include constipation.
Genitourinary side effects reported when linagliptin (the active ingredient contained in Tradjenta) was used in combination with specific anti-diabetic agents include urinary tract infection.
Increases in uric acid were reported more frequently in patients treated with linagliptin (the active ingredient contained in Tradjenta) than placebo.
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