Anybody here switched from Metformin alone to Jentadueto (linagliptin/Metformin combo drug)? I ask because of the cost differential and I can't find much info on benefits compared to one another. I see the EU is approving Jentadueto, but recommend usage when the max dosage of Metformin isn't tolerated or sufficient. I'm asking because I'm thinking of asking my doc about going to Metformin-only to save the $1000+ per year prescription cost.
Hello smili, & welcome to the site.I cannot specifically answer your question, & feel your doctor is your best to this answer as everyone is different. I am going to give you the link to read about jentadueto below in blue.Maybe it will help in formulating your question to your doctor. I understand your concerns with the costs, & if you don't have insurance to cover these costs, most pharmacuetical companies have patient assistance programs to help with the cost. Wishing you the best...
Hi all, thanks for the replies. I was already using the discount from the distributor for Metformin, but pills were still coming in at over $100 per mo. I met with my doctor and asked him about just going straight metformin ($4/mo at Kroger) and he said it'd probably be fine given my situation. My blood sugar had been running in the 110 range on 2.5mg linagliptin/500mg metformin combo in Jentadueto; and he prescribed 1000mg metformin in it's place and we're going to watch to see what happens. I've been exercising daily from 60/90 min and doing low carb diet so that probably helps too (lost about 75 lbs over past 5 months since I was diagnosed), so doc said if I keep it up I should be fine with metformin, and hopefully can get off meds totally if I get to my target weight. Will see how it goes.
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