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Glyxambi (Empagliflozin/Linagliptin)


Glyxambi (Empagliflozin/Linagliptin)

Prescription Required

10mg / 5mg
25mg / 5mg

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  • Product Details


    Your doctor may prescribe Glyxambi if you have type 2 diabetes mellitus. Glyxambi should not be prescribed for people with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

    Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition where a person does not have enough insulin to meet their metabolic needs. This can happen through a combination of insulin resistance and decreased pancreatic function.

    Fact Table


    Empagliflozin: C23H27ClO7 Linagliptin: C25H28N8O2


    US DailyMed


    Empagliflozin: Approximately 78% Linagliptin: Approximately 30%

    Legal status


    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    Empagliflozin: Approximately 12.4 hours Linagliptin: Approximately 12 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    10mg / 5mg, 25mg / 5mg


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    Protein binding

    Empagliflozin: Approximately 86% Linagliptin: Approximately 99%

    PubChem CID

    Empagliflozin: 11949646 Linagliptin: 10096344


    Not listed


    Empagliflozin: 82795 Linagliptin: 65369

    ATC code



    Empagliflozin: DB09038 Linagliptin: DB08882


    Empagliflozin: D10459 Linagliptin: D09566

    Routes of administration



    Take one tablet by mouth once daily. Glyxambi is available in 10/5 mg and 25/5 mg formulations.

    Glyxambi can be taken with or without food. It should be taken at the same time every day.


    The active ingredients in Glyxambi are empagliflozin and linagliptin.

    Empagliflozin works by increasing the amount of glucose excreted through the urine.

    Linagliptin works by causing the body to release more insulin and decreasing the amount of glucose that the liver makes.


    Potential drug-drug interactions with this medication can include:

    • Apalutamide
    • Carbamazepine
    • Enzalutamide
    • Fosphenytoin
    • Lumacaftor
    • Lumacaftor-ivacaftor
    • Mitotane
    • Phenobarbital
    • Phenytoin
    • Primidone
    • Rifampin (rifampicin)
    • Insulins
    • Carbamazepine 
    • Clotrimazole 
    • Dexamethasone 
    • Fosamprenavir 
    • Indinavir 
    • Morphine 
    • Nelfinavir 
    • Phenobarbital 
    • Phenothiazines 
    • Phenytoin 
    • Prazosin 
    • Retinoic acid
    • Rifampin 
    • Ritonavir 
    • Saquinavir 
    • St. John's Wort
    • Spironolactone 
    • Tipranavir 
    • Sulfonylureas

    Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of the above medications before starting Glyxambi.


    Use caution if you have a history of pancreatitis.

    Tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney or liver problems.

    Tell your doctor if you have a history of low blood pressure before starting this medication.

    This drug can increase the risk of urinary tract infections and yeast infections.

    Side Effects

    Common Glyxambi side effects may include:

    • Acute kidney injury
    • Bullous pemphigoid
    • Fournier's gangrene
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Increased hematocrit
    • Increased serum cholesterol
    • Nasopharyngitis
    • Rhabdomyolysis
    • Severe arthralgia
    • Skin rash
    • Upper respiratory tract infection
    • Urinary tract infection


    1. Glyxambi [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2015.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Glyxambi (Empagliflozin/Linagliptin)

    What is Glyxambi (Empagliflozin/Linagliptin)?

    Glyxambi is a prescription medication that combines two active ingredients, Empagliflozin and Linagliptin. It is used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults by helping to lower blood sugar levels.

    How does Glyxambi work to control blood sugar?

    Glyxambi works in two ways. Empagliflozin helps the kidneys remove excess glucose from the bloodstream through urine, while Linagliptin increases the release of insulin and reduces the production of glucose in the liver.

    Is Glyxambi suitable for all individuals with type 2 diabetes?

    Glyxambi may not be suitable for everyone with type 2 diabetes. Your healthcare provider will assess your specific condition and medical history to determine if Glyxambi is the right treatment for you.

    How should I take Glyxambi?

    Glyxambi is typically taken orally once a day, with or without food. It's essential to follow your healthcare provider's instructions and take the medication as prescribed.

    What are the potential side effects of Glyxambi?

    Common side effects of Glyxambi can include urinary tract infections, increased urination, genital yeast infections, and upper respiratory tract infections. It's crucial to report any unusual or severe side effects to your doctor.

    Can I take other medications along with Glyxambi?

    Inform your healthcare provider about all medications, supplements, and herbal products you are taking, as they may interact with Glyxambi. Your doctor can determine the safest treatment regimen for you.

    Is Glyxambi a cure for type 2 diabetes?

    No, Glyxambi is not a cure for type 2 diabetes. It is a medication used to help manage and control blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that typically requires ongoing treatment and lifestyle modifications.

    Can I consume alcohol while taking Glyxambi?

    It is generally safe to consume alcohol in moderation while taking Glyxambi. However, discuss alcohol use with your healthcare provider, as excessive alcohol intake can affect blood sugar levels.

    How long will I need to take Glyxambi?

    The duration of Glyxambi treatment will be determined by your healthcare provider based on your response to the medication and the management of your diabetes. It may be a long-term treatment.

    Is Glyxambi safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

    If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your healthcare provider before using Glyxambi. They can assess the potential risks and benefits and provide guidance on the best course of action.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 13224

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