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BRAND LISTING - Jentadueto (Linagliptin/Metformin Hydrochloride)
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
2.5/1000mg
2.5/850mg
Product description written by Dr. Ami Patel, PharmD (Mar 6, 2020)

What is Jentadueto?

Jentadueto (generic name linagliptin/metformin hydrochloride) is a diabetes medicine that contains two different medications: linagliptin and metformin. It is used along with diet and exercise to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Linagliptin works on chemicals in your gut to tell your pancreas to make more insulin. Insulin lowers blood sugar. Metformin tells your liver to release less sugar into your blood, and it helps your body do a better job of using sugar that's already in your blood. It can also block sugar that's in your gut from being absorbed into your body.

What is Jentadueto used for?

Jentadueto is used by adults with type 2 diabetes to help lower blood sugar, along with diet and exercise.

What are possible Jentadueto side effects?

The most common Jentadueto side effects are:

  • Diarrhea (loose or frequent stools)
    Diarrhea (loose or frequent stools)
  • A runny or stuffy nose
    A runny or stuffy nose
  • A sore throat
    A sore throat
  • Nausea (feeling sick to your stomach)
    Nausea (feeling sick to your stomach)
  • Vomiting (throwing up)
    Vomiting (throwing up)
  • Flatulence (passing gas)
    Flatulence (passing gas)
  • Weakness
    Weakness
  • Stomach pain
    Stomach pain
  • Headache
    Headache

Rare, but important Jentadueto side effects include:

  • A buildup of acid in the blood (Lactic acidosis). This can be severe and cause death. If you notice any of the following signs, then call your doctor:

    • Cold feet or hands
    • Feeling lightheaded or dizzy
    • Having an irregular or slow heartbeat
    • Feeling tired or weak
    • Strange or new muscle pain
    • Having breathing problems
    • Feeling drowsy or sleepy
    • Having a stomachache, throwing up, or feeling sick to your stomach

    This is more likely to happen if you have any of the following:

    • Kidney problems
    • Getting x-rays using injectable dye
    • Liver problems
    • Drinking alcohol often, especially 'binge' drinkers
    • Being dehydrated (from exercising too much, sweating, or being sick with vomiting or diarrhea) and not drinking enough water
    • Getting surgery
    • Had a heart attack, severe infection, or stroke
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). This can cause pain in your stomach area or back. You may or may not vomit (throw up) from the pain.
  • Heart Failure. You may feel unusually tired, or become short of breath or have trouble breathing. It may be accompanied by a quick weight gain, or swelling in your feet, ankles, or legs.
  • Low blood sugar. This can leave you feeling shaky, sweaty, tired, weak, hungry, confused and irritable, feeling like your heart is racing, or give you a headache. Be sure to talk to your doctor before starting Jentadueto to check your risk for developing low blood sugar (especially if you take Jentadueto with other diabetes medicine). It is important to know how to bring your sugar back up safely, as directed by your doctor.
  • Allergic reaction (rash, swelling of face and tongue, trouble breathing). An allergy can happen up to 3 months after starting Jentadueto.
  • Pain in your joints. Some people who take linagliptin, one of the medicines in Jentadueto, can develop painful joints. Sometimes the pain may be severe. Tell your doctor if you have any unusual joint pain.
  • Skin reactions. Some people who take linagliptin, one of the medicines in Jentadueto, can get blisters on their skin, or have severely broken-down skin (erosion). Tell your doctor if you start having any unusual skin problems.
  • Pregnancy. If you are a pre-menopausal woman who doesn't have regular periods, then Jentadueto may help you get pregnant. It is not recommended to become pregnant while taking Jentadueto because it may harm your unborn baby. Talk to your doctor about birth control choices while using Jentadueto.
  • Low Vitamin B12 levels. If your Vitamin B12 becomes too low, you can have trouble making enough blood and become anemic (when your body does not have enough red blood cells). This can leave you pale, tired, and weak. Your doctor may perform regular blood tests while on Jentadueto to monitor Vitamin B12 levels.

If you notice any of these, or any other side effects, call your doctor immediately.

What should you know before taking Jentadueto?

Jentadueto should only be used by people over age 18 with type 2 diabetes. It is not for people with type 1 diabetes. It also should not be used by anyone with diabetic ketoacidosis (a condition where there is too much acid in your blood). Diabetic ketoacidosis happens when your blood sugar is too high for too long

Jentadueto is not for people with pancreas problems or a history of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).

Do not use Jentadueto if you're pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. Tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems before taking Jentadueto. Do not drink alcohol while using Jentadueto. Tell your doctor if you have a history of high triglycerides (fat in the blood) before starting Jentadueto. If you have ever had gallstones (stones in your gallbladder), then tell your doctor before taking Jentadueto. Jentadueto is not for people with heart failure (a weak heart). Let your doctor know if you take any other diabetes medicines or rifampin before starting Jentadueto.

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