What is Jentadueto?
Jentadueto is a blood sugar-lowering drug that is prescribed against diabetes type 2. The active ingredients in this medicine are linagliptin and metformin. Jentadueto can be bought online through the pharmacies working together with Dokteronline.com.
What is this medication used for?
Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which the pancreas does not produce enough insulin and the muscles and the liver do not respond adequately to the insulin produced. The sugars from food are not processed properly and the blood sugar level is too high. Type 2 diabetes shows symptoms like thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, poorly healing wounds and dry mouth. Doctors often prescribe metformin or a drug from the class of DPP-4 inhibitors, like linagliptin. If this is not sufficient, a combination drug can be the solution. Jentadueto contains both metformin and linagliptin. These substances reduce the blood sugar level by maintaining the insulin level. They also ensure that the body produces less glucose after eating. Moreover, metformin inhibits appetite.
How to use Jentadueto?
Take the tablet without chewing with some liquid. Do this preferably during or immediately after meals to prevent stomach problems. It is important that you combine this medication with a proper diet and enough exercise.
Jentadueto can be ordered online through the cooperating pharmacies. This medication is available in various strengths. A doctor knows which strength is appropriate in your case. Unless a doctor prescribes otherwise, the usual dosage is as follows:
- Adults: 1 tablet twice daily.
Read the instructions before use. This drug is not suitable for children aged under 18 years.
If you are treated with Jentadueto you sometimes have to deal with side effects. These involve symptoms such as:
- Gastro-intestinal problems (including diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite);
- skin rash with itching;
Consult a physician if you experience side effects. You will find a complete list of side effects potentially caused by this drug in the accompanying leaflet.
When is it best not to use this medication?
Jentadueto is not a suitable medicine for everyone. Do not use this medication if you:
- are allergic to linagliptin, metformin or any of the excipients used;
- suffer from heart disease or if you have liver or kidney problems;
- Ever have fallen into a diabetic pre-coma;
- suffer a severe inflammation;
- suffer from uncontrolled diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis; [/i]
- are dehydrated;
- drink large amounts of alcohol (daily or occasionally);
- suffer from Type 1 diabetes: Jentadueto is not intended for the treatment of this type of diabetes.
In some cases you must be extra careful with this drug (see leaflet). Jentadueto can interact with other medications. The leaflet contains more information on this topic.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
Do not take Jentadueto if you are pregnant and only on the advice of a doctor if you are breast-feeding.
If you suffer from side effects that affect your reaction time, do not take part in traffic until these symptoms have disappeared.
Do not combine Jentadueto with alcohol as this can cause serious side effects.