Tradjenta (TRAD-gen-ta), a new gliptin for type 2 diabetes

Reps will be promoting Tradjenta (TRAD-gen-ta), a new gliptin for type 2 diabetes.

Tradjenta (linagliptin) is a "me too"...similar to Onglyza (saxagliptin) and Januvia (sitagliptin). These prolong incretin activity to stimulate insulin and reduce glucagon release.

Tradjenta's only real claim to fame is that it doesn't require a lower dose for patients with impaired renal function.

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