|| Januvia 100
|| Merck & Co.
What is Januvia 100?
Januvia containing the active ingredient sitagliptin is considered a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitor type of medication. It works by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the body and reduce the amount of glucagon that is produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar levels. Controlling high blood sugar levels can help prevent kidney damage, vision problems, nerve problems, loss of limbs and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes can help lessen the risk of heart attacks or strokes.
How is Januvia 100 used?
Januvia is usually taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with some fluids. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the medication. Your doctor may request regular blood sugar level check ups as your dosage may need to be changed over time.
Patients using Januvia may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Loss of appetite
- Excess gas
- Joint or muscle pain
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Upper respiratory tract infection
The medication should be used to treat type 2 diabetes but not type 1 diabetes.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Januvia 100 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.