This page contains brief details about the drug , it's indication, dosage & administaration, mechanism of action, related brands with strength, warnings and common side effects.

Background and Date of Approval

The U.S. FDA approved Teneligliptin on June 29, 2012. Teneligliptin belongs to the medication class known as an anti diabetics drugs which works by blocking the DPP-4 enzyme, which usually breaks down incretin hormones.

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Teneligliptin blocks the DPP-4 enzyme, which usually breaks down incretin hormones. These hormones stimulate insulin release after meals and reduce the liver's glucagon production. This medication helps control blood sugar by increasing incretin levels.

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Teneligliptin  is used to control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes along with diet and exercise. Glucose is the vital energy source we get from the foods we eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. 

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Take the tablets in the dose and duration prescribed by your physician. Teneligliptin should preferably be taken after meals. Swallow the medication whole with a glass of water. Don't break, crush, or chew the tablet.

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Do not stop taking Teneligliptin without consulting your physician since your blood sugar levels may rise to cause serious health problems like kidney damage and nerve problems. You need to tell your doctor if you have heart problems, liver disorders, infections, a history of abdominal surgery, excessive alcohol consumption, or are about to have major surgery before taking the Teneligliptin. 


Before consuming this medicine, it is crucial to inform your physician about any history of heart problems or adrenal insufficiency you might have experienced in the past. Additionally, discussing this with your doctor before starting the medication is imperative if you have undergone or are planning to undergo a major surgery. Another important aspect is your nutritional status; if you are malnourished, your physician should be informed, as this could impact the suitability of this treatment. 

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Teneligliptin are  a decrease in blood sugar levels, headache, dizziness, constipation, and a rise in body temperature. 

Word Of Advice

Follow the prescribed dosage and administration instructions provided by your healthcare professional. Inform your doctor about any known allergies or medical conditions you have before receiving Teneligliptin. If you notice any unexpected or severe side effects, such as difficulty breathing or an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention. Inform your healthcare professional about any other medications or supplements you are consuming to avoid potential drug interactions. If you have any concerns regarding the treatment, consult your healthcare professional for information. Do not take more than prescribed since overdose may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

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The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice. It is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.