Linagliptin is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. This medication is a combination of 2 drugs: empagliflozin and linagliptin. It is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Empagliflozin works by increasing the removal of sugar by your kidneys, and Linagliptin works by increasing levels of natural substances called incretins. Incretins help to control blood sugar by increasing insulin release, especially after a meal. They also decrease the amount of sugar your liver makes.
What are the side effects of taking linagliptin?
It happens rarely, but some people may have serious side effects after taking linagliptin. Contact your doctor if you get severe stomach pains.