Janumet (Sitagliptin / Metformin)
Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet Sitagliptin / Metformin is used to control blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
How dose Sitagliptin / Metformin works
Sitagliptin / Metformin belongs to class of medications called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors.This medicine helps to improve the levels of insulin after a meal and decreases the amount of sugar made by the body. It works by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances that lower blood sugar when it is high.
Common side effects
• Acne-like rash,
• Hormone imbalance,
• Allergic reaction,
• Slow growth in children and teenagers,
• Joint pain,
• Loss of appetite,
• Running nose,
• Nasal congestion,
• Sore throat.
Expert advice for Janumet
Do not start or continue the sitagliptin tablets if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to sitagliptin or any of the other ingredients of sitagliptin.
Consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects: stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite, serious allergic reactions like skin rash, fever, swelling and difficulty in breathing.
Doctor?s advice should be considered before taking sitagliptin tablets in case of any following conditions such as:
• Type 1 diabetes.
• Diabetic ketoacidosis or diabetic coma.
• Kidney problems or liver problems.
• Severe infection or are dehydrated.
• Heart attack or have severe circulatory problems, such as shock or breathing difficulties.
• High triglycerides level.
• Stones in gall bladder.
• Inflammation of pancreas (pancreatitis).
Q: Is sitagliptin/ Januvia safe?
A: Sitagliptin / Metformin is safe at the prescribed dose by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q: Is sitagliptin/ Januvia generic?
A: Sitagliptin is generic drug; Januvia is a brand name of sitagliptin.
Q: Is sitagliptin better than vildagliptin?
A: Sitagliptin / Metformin belong to same class of drugs and are equally effective and safe in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Always consult your doctor for an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Q: Is sitagliptin FDA approved?
A: Yes. Sitagliptin is FDA approved.
Q: Is sitagliptin a statin/ insulin/ metformin?
A: No. Sitagliptin belongs to class of medications called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors and is a different drug than statin/insulin/metformin.
Q: Does Januvia make you sleepy?
A: No. Januvia does not make you sleepy. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Q: Is Metformin a birth control pill/ insulin / statin?
A: Metformin (also available as glyciphage, glycomet, glycomet SR) is an antidiabetic drug used in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients, as an adjunct to the diet and exercise.
Q: Is metformin safe?
A: Metformin is generally safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q: Can I take metformin forever?
A: Metformin should be taken at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q: Is metformin good for weight loss / weight loss in non-diabetics?
A: Sitagliptin / Metformin is used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, particularly in overweight patients.
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