Janumet (sitagliptin/metformin)

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Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet

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INTRODUCTION

Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines that control high blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This helps prevent serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage and blindness and may reduce your chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet may be prescribed alone or along with other diabetes medications. It works best when used along with a healthy diet and regular exercise. The dose you are given will depend on your condition, blood sugar levels, and what other medicines you are taking. Taking it with meals helps to reduce the chances of developing an upset stomach.

You should take it regularly, at the same time each day, to get the most benefit and you should not stop unless your doctor recommends it. It is important to stay on the diet and exercise program recommended by your doctor while taking this medicine. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

The most common side effects of taking Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, headache, and sore throat. Low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia) is a possible side effect if you are also taking other diabetes medicines like insulin or sulfonylurea, so you need to know how to recognize and deal with it.

This medicine is not suitable for everyone. Before taking it, you should let your doctor know if you have ever had kidney, liver, or heart disease, problems with your pancreas, or if you drink a lot of alcohol. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Some other medicines may affect Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet so tell your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. You should try to avoid drinking alcohol as it lowers blood glucose. Your doctor will check your kidney function and blood sugar levels before and during treatment.

USES OF JANUMET TABLET

BENEFITS OF JANUMET TABLET

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines that work together in different ways to lower your blood glucose levels. Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control your blood glucose level, your risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs is also lowered. Additionally, proper control of diabetes can also reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life. You should keep using this medicine for as long as it is prescribed because it is protecting your future health.

SIDE EFFECTS OF JANUMET TABLET

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Janumet

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Headache
  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
  • Sore throat
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea

HOW TO USE JANUMET TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

HOW JANUMET TABLET WORKS

Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Sitagliptin and Metformin. They help your pancreas produce more insulin, facilitate effective use of insulin by the body, and reduce excess sugar that your liver makes. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet.
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Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
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Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
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Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE JANUMET TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Janumet 50 mg/500 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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