Brand Name: Januvia
Generic Name: Sitagliptin
Sitagliptin is a prescription medication used to control high blood sugar levels in adults with Type – 2 Diabetes. It works by regulating the levels of insulin your body produces after eating.
- The recommended dosage is 100 mg once in a day
- Take Sitagliptin as prescribed by your healthcare provider
- Follow the special meal plan advised by your doctor
Common side effects include anxiety, blurred vision, cold sweats, depression, dizziness, fast heartbeat, headache, increased hunger, nausea, nervousness and unusual tiredness or weakness.
Sitagliptin Contradiction and Drug Interactions
There are chances of serious hypersensitivity reactions to anaphylaxis or angioedema. The use of Sitagliptin in combination with sulfa drugs can cause hypoglycemia. Sitagliptin should not be used with digoxin, metformin, glimepiride, pioglitazone and rosiglitazone.
Sitagliptin Safety & Precautions
- Sitagliptin is not recommended for people with Type – I Diabetes
- Do not use Sitagliptin if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Do not use Sitagliptin if you are allergic to any of its ingredients
- Store Sitagliptin at 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C)
- Keep out of reach of children