Brand name: Januvia (Merk)
Generic name: Sitagliptin, Sitagliptin Phosphate
Used for: Anti-Diabetic, treatment of type 2 diabetes
Availability: Brand name Merck Januvia 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg tablets
How Januvia Works
Sitagliptin is the active medicinal ingredient found in Januvia; it is an anti-diabetic drug used to primarily treat type 2 diabetes. It works by increasing the amount of hormones that raise insulin when blood sugar is high thus decreasing the amount of sugar made by the body. Sitagliptin is used in combination with Metformin to improve type 2 diabetes. It is important to use Sitagliptin exactly as prescribed with a diet and exercise program.
Januvia Possible side effects
While taking Januvia, some individuals may experience minor side effects; contact your doctor if the side effects become persistent or unbearable. Keep in mind that the side effects listed below don’t happen often but could lead to problems down the road if they are not addressed.
Common side effects:
• Nausea or vomiting
• Sore throat
• Stuffy or runny nose
Side effects that require medical attention:
• Back pain
• Chest pain
• Cloudy-looking or foul-smelling urine
• Dizziness or vertigo
• Joint pain
• Stomach pain
• Symptoms of depression
Before you begin to take Januvia, be sure to inform you doctor about any medical conditions and any medication you are currently taking as it may affect the way you should take this medication. Januvia is not recommended for individuals with heart problems, reduced kidney/liver function, type 1 diabetes, women who are pregnant, may become pregnant or breast-feeding.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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