Januvia (Sitagliptin)

What is Januvia?

Januvia is developed in order to help you with a control of blood sugar levels. This medicine regulates the levels of insulin, produced by your body after the meal.


Januvia Information

Januvia is for patients with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent). This preparation may also be combined with other diabetes medications, but it should not be used for treating type 1 diabetes. Your health care specialist may also prescribe this medicine for other health states.

Januvia has to be taken orally, with or without food. Strictly follow the instructions of your health care specialist.

Januvia Safety Information

You should not be treating with Sitagliptin if you have an allergy to Sitagliptin, or in case you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (ask your doctor about the treatment with insulin).

Consult with your health care specialist before the start of the therapy if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Talk to your doctor also if you have plans for the pregnancy. Januvia is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. It is not known whether Januvia passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should discuss all the risks and benefits with your health care specialist. Do not use Januvia without having consulted with your health care provider!

Januvia Side Effects

You should immediately contact a doctor in case you notice any signs of the following side effects: fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; allergy (hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat).

Inform your health care provider if you take any other medications (even non-prescription!), herbal products, vitamins, minerals, or any supplements as they may interact with this therapy! Never start or stop any treatment without the approval of your health care provider! In particular, tell your doctor if you use any other drugs that can potentially lower blood sugar (e.g., sulfa drugs (Bactrim and others); probenecid (Benemid); beta-blockers (Tenormin and others); aspirin or other salicylates (including Pepto-Bismol); nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). Inform your health care specialist if you use digoxin (Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin). Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take!