I have been on Trajenta (pill) for a year. I don't see any specs on this as a treatment for diabetes 2. Too new?

Patty Bonsignore


Trajenta was approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in May of 2011. It is in a class of drugs called DPP4 inhibitors. DPP4 inhibitors work by inhibiting the breakdown of GLP1 hormones, which are naturally occurring in the body and help make more insulin during and after meals. For people with type 2 diabetes, GLP1 hormone levels are lower than they should be, so the DPP4 inhibitors help increase these naturally occurring GLP1hormone levels. Though DPP4 inhibitors are newer to the antidiabetes drug marketplace, they cause few side effects and are well-tolerated, making them a popular second option after metformin.

November 26, 2013 at 10:45 pm

2 replies

gepe53 2014-03-27 05:01:59 -0500 Report

This is interesting.I take Metformin 2 x a day and it gives me such a stomach ache at night,terrible gas pains too.I can barely sleep and now I'm getting low back pains and muscle pains.I already have fibromyalgia!!!

Anonymous 2014-01-11 06:45:57 -0600 Report

Was on Trajenta for about a year, then regular my family Dr. took me off and.I don't remember why. Please advise.