What should I know about Tradjenta before taking it?

Before taking Tradjenta (linagliptin), you should know it helps control blood sugar levels only for people with type 2 diabetes, a condition in which the body does not react to insulin properly or stops producing insulin. Tradjenta is not useful for people with type 1 diabetes.

Common side effects include sore throat, runny or stuffy nose; joint, back or muscle pain; and headache.

Since Tradjenta affects your blood sugar, you should monitor your blood sugar regularly while you're using it.

There have been reports of serious allergic reactions in people taking Tradjenta. If you develop a rash, itching, skin flaking or peeling, or swelling of the skin, face, lips, tongue or throat, stop taking Tradjenta and contact your doctor right away. 

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