Gliptins or dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors are used to lower blood sugar levels to treat diabetes type 2. They work by increasing insulin and suppressing glucagon.

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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Gliptins

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Januvia
414
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Sitagliptin (Januvia) is an expensive drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. A generic version of Januvia may become available in 2022. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Tradjenta
363
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Tradjenta (linagliptin) is used to help control blood sugar and treat type 2 diabetes. Tradjenta is slightly more popular than other gliptins. There are currently no generic alternatives to Trajenta.

Check our savings tips for co-pay cards, assistance programs, and other ways to reduce your cost. Tradjenta is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.

Nesina
(alogliptin)
174
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ALOGLIPTIN helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.
Onglyza
372
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Onglyza (saxagliptin) is used to control blood sugar and treat type 2 diabetes. Onglyza is less popular than comparable gliptins. There are currently no generic alternatives to Onglyza.

Check our savings tips for co-pay cards, assistance programs, and other ways to reduce your cost. Onglyza is covered by some Medicare and insurance plans.

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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