Trajenta is used to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
It may be used when diet plus exercise do not provide adequate blood sugar level control either:
alone as a single medicine, or
in combination with certain other anti-diabetic medicines such as:
sulfonylurea medicines such as glimepiride and glibenclamide, or
insulin (with or without metformin), or
metformin plus sulfonylurea medicines.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or NIDDM. Type 2 diabetes develops if the
body does not make enough insulin, or if the insulin that your body makes does not work as well as it should.
Insulin is a substance that helps to lower the level of sugar in your blood, especially after meals.
When the level of sugar builds up in your blood, this can cause damage to the body's cells and lead to serious problems with
your heart, brain, eyes, circulation, nerves or kidneys.
How Trajenta works
Trajenta contains the active ingredient linagliptin, which is a member of a class of medicines you take by mouth called DPP-4
(dipeptidyl peptidase-4) inhibitors that lowers blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Trajenta helps to improve the levels of insulin after a meal and lowers the amount of sugar made by your body.
Lowering and controlling blood sugar may help prevent or delay complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, kidney disease,
blindness and foot amputation.
Along with diet and exercise, this medicine helps lower your blood sugar.
Your doctor will prescribe Trajenta alone, or in combination with another anti-diabetic medicine if that medicine alone is
not sufficient to control your blood sugar level. It is important that you continue to follow the diet and/or exercises recommended
for you while you are on treatment with Trajenta.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
This medicine is only available with a doctor's prescription. It is not addictive.