Tradjenta Side Effects
Generic Name: linagliptin
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug linagliptin. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Tradjenta.
It is possible that some side effects of Tradjenta may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
For the Consumer
Applies to linagliptin: oral tablet
As well as its needed effects, linagliptin (the active ingredient contained in Tradjenta) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking linagliptin, check with your doctor immediately: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 linagliptin side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned 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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