This medication is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor, prescribed for type 2 diabetes. It increases insulin secretion by pancreas.
Contraindicated in patients with history of high blood ketone levels, type 1 diabetes, and hypersensitivity.
PO- The recommended dose is 5 mg once daily.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of inflammation of the pancreas, using insulin, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Follow the diet and exercise program as directed by your physician.
• Monitor fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c regularly while taking this medication.
Stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, inflammation of pancreas and low blood sugar.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (20 to 25°C).
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