"The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a once-daily oral combination of linagliptin and metformin hydrochloride (Jentadueto XR, Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly & Co) for treating adults with type 2 diabetes."...
Inform patients about the importance of adherence to dietary instructions, of a regular exercise program, and of regular testing of blood glucose.
Explain the symptoms and treatment of hypoglycemia as well as conditions that predispose to hypoglycemia. Patients should be informed that the ability to concentrate and react may be impaired as a result of hypoglycemia. This may present a risk in situations where these abilities are especially important, such as driving or operating other machinery.
Patients with diabetes should be advised to inform their healthcare provider if they are pregnant, contemplating pregnancy, breastfeeding, or contemplating breastfeeding.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/4/2017
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