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What is Linagliptin?

It is a medication used in the treatment of diabetes. It works by inducing an increase in the level of natural substances that help to control blood sugar, and reduce sugar production by the liver. It is available on Drugstore Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.


It has Metformin and Linagliptin as its active ingredients.


It is used with or without other drugs, in the treatment and control of blood sugar and type 2 diabetes, thereby preventing other conditions like; Blindness, nerve problems, kidney damage, loss of sexual function, loss of limbs, and reducing the risk of stroke or heart attack.


It should be taken regularly, as prescribed by a physician.

Side Effects

Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects; Unusual weight gain, diarrhea, cold-like symptoms, unusual skin blisters, signs of heart failure, breathing difficulties, tiredness, low blood sugar, swelling in the ankles and joint pain.

Unusual increase or decrease in blood sugar levels may be a side effect of linagliptin. Contact your doctor, if you experience any of the following symptoms; Excessive thirst, sudden sweating, irregular heartbeat, blurry vision, dizziness, tingling hands and feet, shaking, increased urination, confusion, flushing, rapid breathing, drowsiness, fruity breath odor. 

Serious side effects include; Nausea or vomiting and abdominal pain.


Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any of the constituents of this drug, or a previous medical history of pancreatitis, gall stones and heart failure.

Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery while using this drug, as you may experience drowsiness, dizziness or blurry vision as side effects due to low or high blood sugar.

Limit alcohol consumption while taking this drug because it can increase your chances of developing low blood sugar.

Let your doctor know if you’re under stress or intend to undergo surgery. It is important for you to inform your doctor about any medication you’re on.


Linagliptin may interact or interfere with the effect of other drugs. Examples of drugs that may cause interactions with this drug, and should not be used alongside linagliptin are as follows; Antibiotics like Rifampin, Asthma drugs, Blood sugar drugs, Heart drugs, Cholesterol drugs, Heartburn drugs, Nasal congestion drugs, Contraceptive or birth control pills, Thyroid drugs, Seizure drugs, Allergy drugs, Low blood pressure drugs and Corticosteroids.


Linagliptin should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes or ketoacidosis. It is contraindicated in patients who suffer from Hepatic or renal diseases, pancreatitis, vitamin B12 deficiency, alcohol use disorder, and those with a history of heart failure or heart attack.

Can Linagliptin be used in pregnancy or during breastfeeding?

Ensure you consult your doctor before taking this product.

Price of Linagen in Nigeria

It is available on Drugstore Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy for Six Thousand, Six Hundred Naira.


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