Pallavi Singh
Written & Compiled by Pharmacist Pallavi Singh, M. Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)
Suchitra Chari
Medically Reviewed by Suchitra Chari, M.S. M.Sc.
Last Updated on May 04, 2018
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General Information on Teneligliptin

Generic Name : Teneligliptin

Pronunciation : Ten-elig-lip-tin

Latest prescription information about Teneligliptin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Teneligliptin

Overview of Teneligliptin

Teneligliptin is a recently developed oral drug used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adult patients along with diet and exercise.

Why is Teneligliptin Prescribed? (Indications)

Teneligliptin is prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in adults along with diet and exercise.
Teneligliptin works by increasing the insulin released by the pancreas, and it helps in lowering the blood glucose level in the body.  

When should Teneligliptin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Teneligliptin is contraindicated in patients with

Hypersensitivity to the drug or any of the components in the formulation.
Severe ketosis, type 1 diabetes, severe infection, surgery, severe trauma and diabetic coma or a history of it.

What is the dosage of Teneligliptin?

The recommended dose for teneligliptin is 20 mg daily.
The dose can be increased to 40 mg daily if the efficacy is insufficient.

How should Teneligliptin be taken?

Teneligliptin should be taken orally once daily.

What are the warnings and precautions for Teneligliptin?

Use teneligliptin only in patients who have not responded sufficiently to diet and / or exercise therapy alone, or diet and /or exercise therapy with the use of sulfonylureas or thiazolidinediones.
Caution should be taken while prescribing the drug to patients with advanced liver or congestive heart failure, pituitary or adrenal insufficiency, arrhythmia and with congenital QT prolongation syndrome.
Use caution when prescribing the drug to pregnant women and infants.
In patients using an insulin secretagogue like sulfonylurea there is a risk of severe hypoglycemia.
Complete the entire dose of the drug.

What are the side effects of Teneligliptin?

  Gastrointestinal: Abdominal bloating, discomfort or pain, intestinal obstruction, nausea, flatulence, stomatitis, gastric and colon polyps, duodenal ulcer, reflux esophagitis, loss of appetite and diarrhea.
  Skin: Eczema, rash, itching, allergic dermatitis .
  Kidney: Urine ketone body, urine glucose and urine protein
  Respiratory system: Upper respiratory tract infection, nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  Central nervous system: Headache

What are the other precautions for Teneligliptin?

Avoid excess dose.

What are the Drug Interactions of Teneligliptin?

Beta blockers and MAO inhibitors can enhance the blood glucose lowering effect of teneligliptin.
Steroids and thyroid hormones can attenuate the blood glucose effect of teneligliptin.

What are the storage conditions for Teneligliptin?

Teneligliptin should be stored at room temperature.

Last Updated : 5/4/2018

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