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Trajenta

Trajenta tablets are taken to treat the effects of type 2 diabetes. When a patient has trouble managing their blood sugar levels, and adjustments to diet and exercise are insufficient, a medication such as this one may be used. Trajenta may be used alongside other diabetes medication as part of efforts to manage your blood sugar levels.

Last PIL Review Date: 21/01/2020

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This medicine is not available to request via our online service. If you are still having trouble with your symptoms please visit the NHS website for services in your area.


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What is Trajenta?

Trajenta is a tablet medication that treats type 2 diabetes. It is taken by patients who do not make enough insulin from their pancreas or their bodies aren’t able to use it properly. Since insulin is important in keeping the level of sugar in the blood at a healthy level, a medication like Trajenta is used to control this. When prescribed this treatment, the tablets are taken on a daily basis.

How does Trajenta work?

Trajenta tablets contain linagliptin which assists in processing blood sugar when the pancreas is unable to do this on its own. It is important for this process to happen properly in a person, otherwise they can develop symptoms such as tiredness, extreme thirst and blurred vision.

Other anti-diabetic medicine such as metformin may be administered initially to patients with type 2 diabetes. However, when a single anti-diabetic medicine plus diet and exercise are not enough to keep blood sugar levels at a health amount, another treatment like Trajenta may be used in addition.

How do I take Trajenta?

The recommended dose when prescribed Trajenta is one tablet a day. The tablet is swallowed whole with a drink of water.

It’s preferable to take the tablets around the same time each day to maximise their effectiveness (plus make it easier to keep track of when your next tablet is due). The tablets can be taken with or without food.

What are the side effects of Trajenta?

Like with all medicines, it is possible to experience side effects from taking Trajenta, but not everybody gets them. The most commonly reported side effects include experiencing an increase in the level of lipase in the blood. This can occur whether the medication is taken alone or with other treatments for diabetes such as metformin, insulin, empagliflozin and a sulphonylurea.

Other side effects are possible but are also a rarity. Some of the rarer side effects can be serious though and will require medical support as soon as possible. You should stop taking Trajenta and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) - Signs that your blood sugar level is too low include the following symptoms: trembling, sweating, anxiety, blurred vision, tingling lips, paleness, mood change and confusion. Hypoglycemia is more likely to happen when Trajenta is taken together with metformin and a sulphonylurea
  • Allergic reaction – Can include wheezing, shortness of breath, rash, hives and swelling of the face, lips, throat and tongue
  • Inflammation of the pancreas – Signs of this issue can include severe and persistent pain in the abdomen (stomach area) which may reach through to your back. Nausea and vomiting are other symptoms of this issue

Can I take Trajenta?

Certain circumstances related to your health may mean that taking Trajenta should be avoided or extra precautions may be required. You should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before starting this medication if any of the following applies to you:

  • You have type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. Trajenta should not be used to treat either of these conditions
  • You have had an allergic response to any other medicine that’s taken to control the amount of sugar in your blood
  • You have or have had a disease of the pancreas
  • You are pregnant, breast-feeding or think you may be pregnant

Trajenta is not recommended to be used by anyone below the age of 18 and it is recommended that you speak to your doctor first if you are more than 80 years old. You should also speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently taking (or have recently used) any other medicines unrelated to treating diabetes. In particular, it’s important to mention if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • Carbamazepine
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Rifampicin

What if I take too much Trajenta?

If you accidentally take more of this medication than you were meant to, then contact your doctor immediately. Taking too much of this treatment can make you more vulnerable to symptoms associated with having your blood sugar level too low.

What if I forget to take Trajenta?

If you forget to take a dose of this medication, then don’t panic and take it once you’ve remembered it, assuming it’s still the same day the dose has been due. If, however, it is nearly time for the following dose then skip the one you forgot and take the next one at the usual time. Never take two or more doses on the same day.

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