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Jentadueto 2.5 mg/1000 60’s ; Your tablet’s name is Jentadueto, which contains two different active substances, linagliptin, and metformin.
• Linagliptin belongs to a class of medicines called DPP‑4 inhibitors (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors).
• Metformin belongs to a class of medicines called biguanides.
How Jentadueto works
The two active substances work together to control blood sugar levels in adult patients with a form of diabetes called ‘type 2 diabetes Mellitus. Along with diet and exercise, this medicine helps to improve the levels and effects of insulin after a meal and lowers the amount of sugar your body makes. This medicine can be used alone or with other medicines for diabetes like sulphonylureas, empagliflozin, or insulin.
Do not take Jentadueto
• if you are allergic to linagliptin or metformin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6). • if you have severely reduced kidney function.
• if you have uncontrolled diabetes, such as severe hyperglycemia (high blood glucose), nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, rapid weight loss, lactic acidosis or ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is a condition in which substances called ‘ketone bodies’ accumulate in the blood, leading to diabetic pre-coma. Symptoms include stomach pain, fast and deep breathing, sleepiness or your breath developing an unusual fruity smell.
• if you ever had a diabetic pre-coma.
• if you have a severe infection such as an infection affecting your lung or bronchial system or your kidney. Severe infections may lead to kidney problems, which can put you at risk for lactic acidosis
• if you have lost a lot of water from your body (dehydration), e.g. due to long-lasting or severe diarrhea, or if you have vomited several times in a row. Dehydration may lead to kidney problems, which can put you at risk for lactic acidosis
• if you are treated for acute heart failure or have recently had a heart attack, have severe problems with your circulation (such as shock) or have breathing difficulties. This may lead to a lack in oxygen supply to tissue which can put you at risk for lactic acidosis
• if you have liver problems.
• if you drink alcohol to excess every day or only from time to time (see section ‘Jentadueto with alcohol’). Do not take Jentadueto if any of the above applies to you. If you are unsure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.