What is Tradjenta used for
Tradjenta is combined with diet and exercise to reduce blood glucose levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes.
How well does Tradjenta work
Tradjenta reduced hemoglobin A1C by 0.4% compared to an increase of 0.3% for placebo after 24 weeks of treatment.
Tradjenta reduced fasting glucose by 8.5 mg/dl compared to an increase of 14.8 mg/dl for placebo after 24 weeks of treatment.
25% of subjects that received Tradjenta achieved A1C less than 7% compared to 12% of subjects that received placebo for 24 weeks.
What are interesting facts about Tradjenta
Only one dose strength
Not eliminated by liver or kidneys
What is the dosage of Tradjenta and how is it administered
The recommended dose is 5 mg once daily orally.
What are the side effects of Tradjenta
Common: Stuffy or runny nose and sore throat
Serious: Pancreatitis, hypoglycemia when combined with sulfonylurea or insulin
Tradjenta drug interactions
Rifampin and other drugs that increase activity of liver enzymes that breakdown drugs reduce the concentration of Tradjenta in the body.
What is the cost of Tradjenta
Without insurance it may cost more than $6 per tablet.
How to obtain patient assistance for Tradjenta
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