Jentadueto contains a combination of oral diabetes medications that help control blood sugar levels for adults with type 2 diabetes. This indicates that your pancreas is still able to produce some insulin or that your body is unable to use the insulin your pancreas produces. Either way, a proper diet is always good advice but some people still require a bit of help with regulating their blood glucose safely. This will help you avoid other health risks that diabetics can be more susceptible to, such as kidney disease or a heart attack.
Linagliptin is a DPP-4 inhibitor that slows the breakdown of certain hormones (incretin hormones) in your body which in turn increases the amount available. These hormones stimulate insulin secretion in response to meals which decreases the amount of sugar the liver produces. Because incretin hormones are more active in response to higher blood sugar levels, there is little risk of low blood sugar.
Metformin Hydrochloride is a biguanide drug that stimulates the pancreas, lowering blood sugar levels prompting the body to respond to its own insulin production. Metformin has been found to be especially useful in delaying problems associated with diabetes for overweight people with diabetes.
Your body needs insulin to utilize the glucose from the foods you eat, and to control your blood glucose levels. With the right medication, eating a proper diet, and exercising regularly, you may be able to prolong the need for insulin injections to stabilize your blood sugar, as well as avoid serious diabetes-related health problems. 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 having a heart attack or stroke.
Before taking Jentadueto, tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following: kidney disease, severe breathing problems, liver disease, disease of the pancreas, or gallstones. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to advise your doctor of all Rx drugs, over the counter medications and any vitamins or supplements you are taking before you begin treatment with Jentadueto.
Alcohol consumption should be limited while taking Jentadueto because it can increase your risk of developing lactic acidosis, pancreatitis, and low blood sugar. You should not take Jentadueto if you have type 1 diabetes.