Compare Tradjenta vs. Precose

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Tradjenta
(linagliptin)

Precose
(acarbose)

Lowers blood sugar. Tradjenta (linagliptin) is good add-on medicine for controlling your blood sugar, but may cause body aches.Coming soon.
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Side effects
TradjentaPrecose
  • Common cold 1%
  • Cough 1%
  • Urinary tract infection 3%
  • High blood fat (triglyceride) 2%
  • High cholesterol 2%
  • Weight gain 1%
  • Constipation 1%
  • Back pain 9%
  • Joint pain 8%
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How it works
TradjentaPrecose
Tradjenta (linagliptin) is an anti-diabetic medicine. It increases insulin and decreases glucagon production.Coming soon.
Type of medication
TradjentaPrecose
Prescription only
Available as
TradjentaPrecose
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
TradjentaPrecose
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
TradjentaPrecose
  • Alcoholism
  • Elevated triglycerides
  • History of pancreatitis
  • Exercising more than you usually do
Detailed Tradjenta (linagliptin) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Food
    TradjentaPrecose
    • Take with or without meals.
    No food related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    TradjentaPrecose
    • Good option if you have bad liver or kidney function.
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    Weight
    TradjentaPrecose
    • Does not cause weight gain.
    No weight related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    TradjentaPrecose
    • Good add-on medicine if your blood sugars are still not controlled
    • Good option if you have bad liver or kidney function.
    • Can be taken once daily.
    • Does not cause weight gain.
    • Does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when taken by itself.
    Coming soon
    Downsides and risks
    TradjentaPrecose
    • Not first-choice anti-diabetes medicine because it doesn't lower blood sugar levels as much as others.
    • Available as brand only and may be expensive
    Coming soon
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    TradjentaPrecose
    • Take with or without meals.
    • Maintain a consistent diet and exercise schedule to prevent changes in your blood sugar.
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