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JANUVIA 100MG (SITAGLIPTIN TABLETS)
Januvia 100mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) (Januvia 100)

What is Januvia 100mg Tablets?

Januvia 100mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) contains the active substance sitagliptin which is a member of a class of medicines called DPP-4 inhibitors (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors) that lowers blood sugar levels in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

This medicine helps to increase the levels of insulin produced after a meal and decreases the amount of sugar made by the body.

Your doctor has prescribed this medicine to help lower your blood sugar, which is too high because of your type 2 diabetes. This medicine can be used alone or in combination with certain other medicines (insulin, metformin, sulphonylureas, or glitazones) that lower blood sugar, which you may already be taking for your diabetes together with a food and exercise plan.

 

What is type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin, and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Your body can also make too much sugar. When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood. This can lead to serious medical problems like heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, and amputation.

 

Warnings and precautions

Cases of inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) have been reported in patients receiving Januvia 100mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) (see section 4).

Tell your doctor if you have or have had:

  • A disease of the pancreas (such as pancreatitis)
  • Gallstones, alcohol dependence or very high levels of triglycerides (a form of fat) in your blood. These medical conditions can increase your chance of getting pancreatitis (see section 4).
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (a complication of diabetes with high blood sugar, rapid weight loss, nausea or vomiting)
  • Any past or present kidney problems.
  • An allergic reaction to Januvia 100mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) (see section 4).

This medicine is unlikely to cause low blood sugar because it does not work when your blood sugar is low. However, when this medicine is used in combination with a sulphonylurea medicine or with insulin, low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) can occur. Your doctor may reduce the dose of your sulphonylurea or insulin medicine.

 

How does Januvia 100mg Tablets work?

Januvia 100mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) contain sitagliptin, a potent and selective inhibitor of the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) that works by preventing the breakdown of two small proteins called incretins. These incretins are Glucose-dependent Insulinotropic Polypeptide (GIP) is and Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) and are involved in the regulation of glucose homeostasis (maintaining normal glucose levels). They are released from the intestine in response to increased glucose levels, particularly following food ingestion and stimulate glucose-dependent insulin production from the pancreatic beta cells to lower blood glucose levels; as well as suppressing glucagon release from the pancreatic alpha cells to reduce glucose production in the liver. However, the incretins are normally rapidly degraded by DPP-4 into inactive metabolites. Sitagliptin in Januvia 100mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) inhibits this degradation, thereby increasing incretin levels, allowing them to be active for longer so that they can continue to restore blood glucose to normal levels. This process is glucose-dependent and is only activated when glucose levels are raised and therefore, unlike other anti-diabetic medications, does not lead to hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), which is a potentially serious side effect. Januvia 100mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) helps reduce hyperglycaemia and restores glycaemic control in patients with T2DM.

 

Side Effects Of Januvia 100mg Tablets?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Januvia 100mg (Sitagliptin Tablets), depend on whether you are taking Januvia 100mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) alone or with another drug. They include: gastrointestinal upset (nausea, diarrhoea, indigestion, flatulence, vomiting) headache, upper respiratory infection, stuffy or runny nose and sore throat, cough, fungal skin infection, peripheral oedema (swelling of the hands or leg). Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) can occur when Januvia 100mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) is used in combination with a sulfonylurea medicine.

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JANUVIA 50MG (SITAGLIPTIN TABLETS)
Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) (Januvia 50)

What Is Januvia 50mg Tablets?

Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) (jah-NEW-vee-ah) is a once-daily prescription pill that, along with diet and exercise, helps lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine). If you have had pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), it is not known if you have a higher chance of getting it while taking Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets).

 

Important Safety Information Januvia 50mg Tablets

Serious side effects can happen in people who take Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets), including pancreatitis, which may be severe and lead to death. Before you start taking Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets), tell your doctor if you've ever had pancreatitis. Stop taking Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) and call your doctor right away if you have pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that is severe and will not go away. The pain may be felt going from your abdomen through to your back. The pain may happen with or without vomiting. These may be symptoms of pancreatitis. Do not take Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, including sitagliptin. Symptoms of serious allergic reactions to Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets), including rash, hives, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat that may cause difficulty breathing or swallowing, can occur. If you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, stop taking Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) and call your doctor right away. Kidney problems, sometimes requiring dialysis, have been reported. Some people who take medicines called DPP-4 inhibitors like Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets), may develop joint pain that can be severe. Call your doctor if you have severe joint pain.

If you take Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), such as a sulfonylurea or insulin, your risk of getting low blood sugar is higher. The dose of your sulfonylurea medicine or insulin may need to be lowered while you use Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets). Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, confusion, irritability, hunger, fast heart beat, sweating, and feeling jittery.

Your doctor may do blood tests before and during treatment with Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) to see how well your kidneys are working. Based on these results, your doctor may change your dose of Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets). The most common side effects of Januvia 50mg (Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) Tablets) are upper respiratory tract infection, stuffy or runny nose and sore throat, and headache.

 

Uses of Januvia 50mg Tablets:

Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) is used with a proper diet and exercise program and possibly with other medications to control high blood sugar. It is used in people with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) is an anti-diabetic drug that works by increasing levels of natural substances called incretins. Incretins help to control blood sugar by increasing insulin release, especially after a meal. They also decrease the amount of sugar your liver makes. This medication should not be used to treat people with type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes).

 

How To Use Januvia 50mg Tablets:

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth with or without food, as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. The manufacturer directs not to split, crush, or chew the tablet before taking it. However, many similar drugs (immediate-release tablets) can be split/crushed. Follow your doctor's directions on how to take this medication. The dosage is based on your medical condition, kidney function, and response to treatment. Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Carefully follow the medication treatment plan, meal plan, and exercise program your doctor has recommended. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed by your doctor. Keep track of the results, and share them with your doctor. Tell your doctor if your blood sugar measurements are too high or too low. Your dosage/treatment may need to be changed.

 

Side Effects Januvia 50mg Tablets:

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Although Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) by itself usually does not cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), low blood sugar may occur if this drug is prescribed with other anti-diabetic medications. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about whether the dose of your other diabetic medication(s) needs to be lowered. Symptoms of low blood sugar include sudden sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet. It is a good habit to carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. If you don't have these reliable forms of glucose, rapidly raise your blood sugar by eating a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, or candy, or drink fruit juice or non-diet soda. Tell your doctor about the reaction immediately. Low blood sugar is more likely if you drink large amounts of alcohol, do unusually heavy exercise, or do not consume enough calories from food. To help prevent low blood sugar, eat meals on a regular schedule, and do not skip meals. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to find out what you should do if you miss a meal. Symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) include thirst, increased urination, confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, and fruity breath odor. If these symptoms occur, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication(s). Tell your doctor right away of any serious side effects, including: change in the amount of urine. Stop taking Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets) and tell your doctor right away if any of these very serious side effects occur: signs of pancreatitis (such as persistent nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, severe stomach/abdominal/back pain). A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

 

Precautions Januvia 50mg Tablets:

Before taking Januvia 50mg (Sitagliptin Tablets), tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, disease of the pancreas (pancreatitis). You may experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar levels. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcohol while taking this medication because it can increase your risk of developing low blood sugar. It may be harder to control your blood sugar when your body is stressed (such as due to fever, infection, injury, or surgery). Consult your doctor because increased stress may require a change in your treatment plan, medications, or blood sugar testing. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). During pregnancy this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Pregnancy may cause or worsen diabetes. Discuss a plan with your doctor for managing your blood sugar while pregnant. Your doctor may change your diabetes treatment during your pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits of different treatments (such as diet, exercise, and medications including insulin). It is unknown whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

 

Drug Interactions Januvia 50mg Tablets:

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Many drugs can affect your blood sugar levels, making it more difficult to control your blood sugar. Before you start, stop, or change any medication, talk with your doctor or pharmacist about how the medication may affect your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar levels regularly as directed by your doctor. Tell your doctor about the results and of any symptoms of high or low blood sugar. (See also Side Effects section.) Your doctor may need to adjust your anti-diabetic medication, exercise program, or diet.

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