Sitagliptin (100mg) Tablets

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1 Strip of 7 Tablets

International Name: Januvia 100mg Tablet

MANUFACTURER: MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
SALT COMPOSITION: Sitagliptin (100mg) Tablets
STORAGE: Store below 30°C
FORM: Tablets
PACKAGNING: 1 x 7 in strip

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INTRODUCTION

Januvia 100mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is used together with a healthy diet and regular exercise to control blood sugar levels. This helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes like kidney damage and blindness.

Januvia 100mg Tablet is normally prescribed when diet and exercise alone or other medicines do not prove sufficient to control your blood sugar level. Your doctor may prescribe it alone or along with other diabetes medicines. It may be taken on an empty stomach or with a meal. The dose will depend on your condition, and blood sugar levels. Therefore, you should use it as advised by your doctor.

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. This medicine is helping you to control your blood sugar levels and prevent serious complications in the future. 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 effect of taking this medicine is a headache. This is usually minor and improves with time. 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. It may also cause upper respiratory tract infections like sore throat, cough, and cold. Contact your doctor if the side effects worry you or if they do not go away.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have ever had kidney disease, heart or pancreas problems, or if you drink a lot of alcohol. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Some other medicines you are taking may interfere with this medicine’s working. So, make sure your doctor knows about all the other medicines you are using. Limit your alcohol intake while taking this medicine because it can increase your risk of developing low blood sugar levels. You may need regular tests such as kidney function and blood glucose levels to check that the medicine is working properly.

USES OF JANUVIA TABLET

  • Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

BENEFITS OF JANUVIA TABLET

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Januvia 100mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called DPP-4 inhibitors (or gliptins). It works by helping to increase the amount of insulin your body produces after a meal and to stop your body from releasing too much glucose (sugar) into your blood. The effect is to lower blood glucose levels. This medicine is usually taken once a day, has relatively few common side effects, and does not usually make you put on weight.

Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Proper control of diabetes can also reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Taking this medicine regularly along with a proper program of diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed because it is protecting your future health.

SIDE EFFECTS OF JANUVIA 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 Januvia

  • Headache
  • Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)

HOW TO USE JANUVIA 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. Januvia 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

HOW JANUVIA TABLET WORKS

Januvia 100mg Tablet is an antidiabetic medication. It works by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas and decreasing the hormones that raise blood sugar levels. This reduces the fasting and post meal sugar levels.

Fact Box

Chemical Class: Pyrazine-derivative
Habit Forming: No
Therapeutic Class: ANTI DIABETIC
Action Class: DPP-4 inhibitors

Quick tips

  • Januvia 100mg Tablet should be taken at the same time every day since this helps you remember to take it.
  • It may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor and anxiety.
  • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Januvia 100mg Tablet affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice joint pains or develop symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea and/or vomiting.

 

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