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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Jentadueto (Linagliptan / Metformin)

Also Known as Trajentamet


Jentadueto (Linagliptan / Metformin)

Prescription Required

2.5mg / 500mg
2.5mg / 850mg
2.5mg / 1000mg

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    Jentadueto may be prescribed by your doctor for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It cannot be used by people with type 1 diabetes. This drug should only be used in combination with diet and exercise.

    Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition where the blood sugar is too high because the body gradually becomes resistant to insulin over time. Symptoms may include:

    • Increased thirst
    • Increased urination
    • Unexplained weight loss
    • Vision changes
    • Wounds that are slow to heal
    • Fatigue


    Once you are prescribed then buy Jentadueto, take it twice daily as directed by your doctor. There are different dosages for this medication based on how well it is working.


    The active ingredients in Jentadueto are linagliptin and metformin. There is no Jentadueto generic available.

    Linagliptin works by shutting down an enzyme called DPP4, which is responsible for recycling certain hormones in the gastrointestinal tract. By shutting down this enzyme, the amount of insulin and glucose in the blood is rebalanced.

    Metformin works by reducing the amount of glucose produced in the liver and by making the body more sensitive to insulin.


    Common drug-drug interactions may include:

    • Alcohol 
    • Apalutamide
    • Carbamazepine
    • Clotrimazole
    • Dexamethasone
    • Dolutegravir
    • Enzalutamide
    • Fosamprenavir
    • Fosphenytoin
    • Glimepiride
    • Glipizide
    • Glyburide
    • Indinavir
    • Insulins
    • Iodinated Contrast Agents
    • Lumacaftor-ivacaftor
    • Mitotane
    • Morphine 
    • Nelfinavir
    • Phenobarbital
    • Phenothiazines
    • Phenytoin
    • Prazosin
    • Primidone
    • Ranolazine
    • Retinoic acid 
    • Rifampin (rifampicin)
    • Ritonavir 
    • Saquinavir
    • Spironolactone
    • St. John's Wort


    Tell your doctor if you have a history of lactic acidosis, pancreatitis, or vitamin b12 deficiency.

    Tell your doctor if you suddenly develop arthritis pain in one or more joints.

    This is not a full list of precautions.

    Side Effects

    Common Jentadueto side effects can include:

    • Abdominal distress
    • Abdominal pain
    • Asthenia
    • Cough
    • Diarrhea
    • Dyspepsia
    • Flatulence
    • Flushing
    • Headache
    • Increased serum lipase 
    • Increased uric acid
    • Low blood sugar
    • Low vitamin B12
    • Nasopharyngitis
    • Nausea
    • Palpitations
    • Vomiting


    Jentadueto [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Boehringer; 2016.

    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 : 12935

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