Januvia - 100 mg  (Januvia)
US Brand Name Januvia
Strength 100mg
Generic Name Sitagliptin
Manufacturer Merck
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s

Januvia – 100 mg


This drug has a generic name Sitagliptin which is an oral medicine for diabetes problems. It is marketed with the name of salt of phosphate under various trade names. This drug is very effective in controlling the sugar level, thereby, controlling diabetes. It is mostly recommended to treat Type 2 diabetes mellitus alone or in combination with other complimentary medicines which are used to cure diabetes. This drug is not recommended for type 1 diabetes. It is either sold alone or in combination with metformin or Thiazolidinediones (other anti-hyperglycemic agents).



How it works?


Sitagliptin is an oral anti-hyperglycemic or anti-diabetic drug which comprised of DPP-4 inhibitors (dipeptidylpeptidase-4 inhibitors) that helps in lowering down the blood sugar level. These inhibitors increase the secretion of insulin and suppress the release of glucagon by pancreas. This derives the glucose levels to the normal level. As the blood glucose levels become normal, the increased changes in the insulin and glucagon halts and thus further prevents from hypoglycemic situation.



Important information about Sitagliptin


You should avoid this drug if you are allergic to it or any of its constituents present in it. Avoid taking this medicine if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, have type-1 diabetes mellitus, have diabetic ketoacidosis, severe kidney problem, have pancreatitis and serious infections.



Dosage information


It is very important to follow your doctor’s instruction while taking this medicine. Never stop taking this medicine until your doctor advices you to do so. Take the medicine about the same time each day because it is the best practice to remember when to take the drug. Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not take this medicine after the prescription period is over.  Swallow the tablet with one glass full of water. The drugs should preferably be combined with meals to obtain the optimum benefits. You should follow a well-balanced calorie controlled diet (rich in fruits and vegetables) while taking this medicine.



Strengths available


The drug is available in the varying strength of the active ingredient Sitagliptin such as Januvia 25 mg tablet, Januvia 50 mg tablet, Januvia 100 mg tablet

The combination drug of Sitagliptin and metformin is also available in strength of Janumet 50+500mg and Janumet 50+1000mg.

This medicine controls over diabetes but not cure it. Hence, it is needed to take this medicine for a longer time as your doctor prescribed.



What if you miss a dose?


In case you miss a dose of Sitagliptin, skip the dose and take the next one on time. If it’s too late but less than 1 hour of the meal, then you can take it normally as you would. Don’t double up the dose in order to compensate with the missed one.   



What if you overdose?


In case of an overdose of Sitagliptin, you may suffer from harmful side effect such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Seek medical emergency in this situation. Contact your doctor or get medical care if you experience following conditions: Back, muscle or joint pain, abdominal pain (severe or mild), headache, nausea, osteoarthritis, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness.



Things to be taken care of


Do not consume alcohol. Do not skip the meals while being treated with this medication. Always keep a source of sugar available with you like a fruit or candy or gel. Keep a regular checkup on your blood sugar level and body weight. Never change the dose until your doctor’s permission.



Side Effects


Inform your doctor as soon as possible if you witness any of the following side effects- soreness in the back of the nose, unusual tiredness, low blood sugar, headache and drowsiness, fast heart rate, feeling drunk, headache, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness and trouble concentrating, unusual bleeding or bruising. In all these conditions, seek medical care immediately. Do not get alarmed by the list. You may/may not experience all of these side effects.



Interaction with other drugs


As this drug is relevant to weight loss, ask your doctor about the intake of the cholesterol and diabetes drugs. Consult your doctor if you are taking these medicines- Ivacaftor, Probenecid, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Aspirin or other salicylates, Sulfa drugs, Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, Beta-blockers. Ask your doctor to get the full details about the medicines which may interact with this medicine. Also tell him about the herbal or OTC medicine that you may be using. Never start a new medication until your doctor advices you to do so.


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