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A 44-year-old female asked:

I currently take januvia (sitagliptin) for type 2 diabetes. could this be inhibiting my attempt to lose weight?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
No: Januvia is a "weight neutral" drug, meaning it neither promotes weight gain or weight loss. Other medications like metformin, byetta, or victoza (liraglutide) promote weight loss, whereas medications like glyburide, glipizide, glimeperide, actos, and Insulin promote weight gain. Many people have to be on a combination of medications to control their blood sugar.
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
DM: Majority of medications that were prescribed causing weight gain, possibly the exception is metformin.

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