EMLINZ 5 Tablet 10's

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INTRODUCTION

EMLINZ 5 contains Linagliptin which belongs to the group of medicines called Oral Anti-diabetics. It is used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults if the disease cannot be adequately controlled with one oral anti-diabetic medicine (such as metformin or sulphonylureas (Ex. glimepiride)) or diet and exercise alone. It may be used together with other anti-diabetic medicines such as metformin, sulphonylureas (Ex. glimepiride, glipizide), empagliflozin or insulin.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic medical condition in which the body does not make enough insulin or produced insulin does not work well. When this happens, glucose levels rise in the blood and can lead to serious medical problems like heart, or kidney disease, and blindness. Symptoms include excessive urination, excessive thirst, hunger, fatigue and blurred vision.

Before taking EMLINZ 5 inform your doctor if you have any disease of the pancreas, heart or kidney problems, type-1 diabetes, gallstones or history of alcoholism. EMLINZ 5 is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women as it is unknown if it is harmful to the unborn child and it is not known if EMLINZ 5 passes through breast milk, hence consult your doctor before taking EMLINZ 5 if you are pregnant or breast-feeding women.

EMLINZ 5 is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age). Along treatment with EMLINZ 5, follow regular exercise and diet plan as advised by your doctor to achieve better glucose control. The most common side effects of taking EMLINZ 5 are stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, cough and diarrhoea. Consult your doctor if any of the symptom worsens.

USES OF EMLINZ 5

  • Treats type 2 diabetes in adults

HOW EMLINZ 5 WORKS

EMLINZ 5 works by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the body which effectively controls your blood sugar. Also, it reduces the amount of substance called glucagon which is produced by the pancreas (glucagon causes liver to produce more sugar) resulting in reduced levels of sugar in your blood.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take EMLINZ 5 as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you according to your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking EMLINZ 5 unless your doctor advice you to stop.

SIDE EFFECTS OF EMLINZ 5

COMMON

  • stuffy or runny nose
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • diarrhoea
  • increase in blood lipase levels

UNCOMMON

  • inflamed nose or throat (nasopharyngitis)
  • increase in blood amylase levels

RARE

  • blistering of skin (bullous pemphigoid)

Stop taking EMLINZ 5 and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) (such as trembling, sweating, anxiety, blurred vision, tingling lips, paleness, mood change or confusion, headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, irritability, hunger, fast heartbeat, shaking or feeling jittery)
  • signs of serious allergic reactions (such as swelling of your face, lips, tongue, throat, and other areas on skin, difficulty with swallowing or breathing, raised red areas on the skin (hives), skin rash, itching, flaking, or peeling of the skin)
  • signs of inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis) (such as severe and persistent stomach pain, nausea and vomiting)
  • bullous pemphigoid (blisters or breakdown of the outer skin layer (erosion))
  • heart failure symptoms (such as increasing shortness of breath or trouble breathing, especially when you lie down, swelling or fluid retention, especially in the feet, ankles or legs, an unusually fast increase in weight, unusual tiredness)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Diarrhoea:

Drink lot of fluids, such as water or fruit juices to keep yourself hydrated. Do not take any medicine on your own to treat diarrhoea. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

Sore throat:

Try to gargle with warm salt water which can help to soothe a throat and break down secretions. Drink lot of fluids to keep the throat moist and prevent dehydration. Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine and smoking cigarettes. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

Stuffy or runny nose:

Drink sufficient amount of fluids. Use humidifier and rinse inside the nose with saline solution to relieve congestion after consulting the doctor. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

EMLINZ 5 is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women as it is unknown if it is harmful to the unborn child. Consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

It is not known if EMLINZ 5 passes though breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

EMLINZ 5 has no or negligible effect on ability to drive or use machines. Consult your doctor if you feel any side effect during treatment that may stop you from driving or using machines.

ALCOHOL

EMLINZ 5 should be used with caution in patients with history of alcoholism. Consult your doctor before taking it.

KIDNEY

EMLINZ 5 should be taken with caution in patients with kidney problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take EMLINZ 5 if you are allergic to Linagliptin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Inform your doctor if you had an allergic reaction to any other medicines that you take to control blood sugar levels.

HEART DISEASE

EMLINZ 5 should be taken with caution in patients with history of heart failure. Consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

Before taking EMLINZ 5, inform your doctor if you have:

  • type 1 diabetes (body does not produce any insulin)
  • diabetic ketoacidosis (complication of diabetes with high blood sugar, rapid weight loss, nausea or vomiting)
  • or have had a disease of the pancreas
  • diabetic skin lesions

Use in pediatrics:

EMLINZ 5 is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age). Consult your doctor before taking it.

Use in geriatrics:

EMLINZ 5 should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above). Consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before taking EMLINZ 5 inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • carbamazepine, phenobarbital, or phenytoin (used to control fits (seizures) or chronic pain)
  • antibiotic such as rifampicin (used to treat tuberculosis)
  • insulin or other medicines that can lower your blood sugar

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of EMLINZ 5 consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Linagliptin
Pharmacological Category :   Oral anti-diabetics
Therapeutic Indication :   Type-2 Diabetes mellitus
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep EMLINZ 5 out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT EMLINZ 5

Can EMLINZ 5 be used in children?

No, EMLINZ 5 is used for adults and not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age. Child’s doctor will decide the correct dose or select a suitable alternative therapy for your child.

Is EMLINZ 5 safe to use during pregnancy?

EMLINZ 5 is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women as it is unknown if it is harmful to the unborn child. Consult your doctor before taking EMLINZ 5 if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Can I stop taking EMLINZ 5 on my own?

Do not stop taking EMLINZ 5 unless your doctor advice you to stop. If you have type 2 diabetes mellitus, your blood sugar levels may rise when you stop taking this medicine suddenly and increase the risk of other complications.

How does EMLINZ 5 work?

EMLINZ 5 works by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the body which effectively controls your blood sugar. Also, it reduces the amount of substance called glucagon which is produced by the pancreas (glucagon causes liver to produce more sugar) resulting in reduced levels of sugar in your blood.

Is EMLINZ 5 safe to use in patients with kidney disease?

EMLINZ 5 should be taken with caution in patients with kidney problems. Your doctor may monitor your kidney function before and during treatment with EMLINZ 5 to assess the risk of any unusual effects. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi. Insulin, Oral Hypoglycaemic Drugs and Glucagon. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. seventh edition.2013. Page: 275.

2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page: 2247-2248.

3. Rachael Aletti, Angela Cheng-Lai. Linagliptin: the newest dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor for type 2 diabetes mellitus. NIH: National Library of Medicine, National center of biotechnology Information Pubmed.gov. February 2012. [Accessed on 29th July 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22143285/

4. Boehringer Ingelheim Hellas Single Member S.A. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in January 2022] [Accessed on 29th July 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4762.pdf

5. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. U.S. Food & Drug Administration. [Revised in April 2022] [Accessed on 29th July 2022] https://docs.boehringer-ingelheim.com/Prescribing%20Information/PIs/Tradjenta/Tradjenta.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Glucose - Fasting Blood
  • Glucose - Postprandial Blood
  • Glycosylated Hemoglobin

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EMLINZ 5 Tablet 10's

EMLINZ 5 Tablet 10's Mkt: Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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