"April 22, 2010 -- Type 2 diabetes patients who took the new once-a-day injectable drug Victoza achieved better blood sugar control and lost more weight than patients who took the widely prescribed oral drug Januvia, a study shows.
Januvia Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is sitagliptin (Januvia)?
- What are the possible side effects of sitagliptin (Januvia)?
- What is the most important information I should know about sitagliptin (Januvia)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking sitagliptin (Januvia)?
- How should I take sitagliptin (Januvia)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Januvia)?
- What happens if I overdose (Januvia)?
- What should I avoid while taking sitagliptin (Januvia)?
- What other drugs will affect sitagliptin (Januvia)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Januvia)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember (be sure to take the medicine with food). Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Januvia)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. You may have signs of low blood sugar, such as extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, and seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking sitagliptin (Januvia)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect sitagliptin (Januvia)?
Before you take sitagliptin, tell your doctor if you are also taking digoxin (Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin).
Although sitagliptin is not as likely to cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) as some other oral diabetes medications, tell your doctor if you are taking any other drugs that can potentially lower blood sugar, such as:
- probenecid (Benemid);
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs);
- aspirin or other salicylates (including Pepto-Bismol);
- sulfa drugs (Bactrim and others);
- a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI); or
- beta-blockers (Tenormin and others).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with sitagliptin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about sitagliptin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Januvia Information
- Januvia Drug Interactions Center: sitagliptin oral
- Januvia Side Effects Center
- Januvia Overview including Precautions
- Januvia FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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