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Trajenta

Last updated on 08/10/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Linagliptin

CHINESE NAME: 糖安達

DRUG CLASS: Antidiabetic drugs

SUB CLASS: Dipeptidylpeptidase IV (DPP-4) inhibitors

USED FOR: Type 2 Diabetes

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS:
– 5mg (tablets)

What is Trajenta for?

Trajenta is a product that contains Linagliptin, which is a type of antidiabetic drug. It is a dipeptidylpeptidase IV (DPP-4) inhibitor that works by signalling the pancreas to produce more insulin and less glucagon to control blood sugar level. It is used for type 2 diabetes.

How to use it?

Linagliptin is taken orally as tablets. The usual starting dose is 5 mg once daily.

What are the side effects of Trajenta?

Common side effects of Trajenta include joint pain, headache, and nasopharyngitis.

Who should not take Trajenta?

People who are allergic to Linagliptin or any component of the formulation.

Pharmacist Tips:

– Diet and exercise are important measures in controlling diabetes.
– If you are undergoing surgery and have trauma, speak to your doctor as he/she may need to adjust the dosage.

Common dosing schedule:
Trajenta can be taken with or without food.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Trajenta may interact with:
Rifampicin
– Insulin
– Sulfonylureas, e.g. Gliclazide

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Trajenta in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Trajenta is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Trajenta in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.