Adjunct to diet & exercise to improve glycaemic control in adults w/ type 2 DM as monotherapy when metformin is inappropriate due to intolerance or contraindicated due to renal impairment; or in combination w/ other medicinal products for the treatment of diabetes, including insulin, when these do not provide adequate glycaemic control.
Should not be used in patients w/ type 1 diabetes or for treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis. When used in combination w/ a sulphonylurea &/or insulin, dose reduction of the sulphonylurea or insulin may be considered. Caution in patients w/ history of pancreatitis. Discontinue if pancreatitis is suspected. Should not restart treatment if acute pancreatitis is confirmed. Discontinue if bullous pemphigoid is suspected. Elderly >80 yr.