Midway, GA
A 61-year-old female asked:

I'm taking the drug januvia (sitagliptin) for type 2 diabetes is this a safe drug to take?

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Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 39 years experience
Very safe: Januvia (sitagliptin) has very few side effects. Unlike some other diabetes drugs (glipizide, Insulin etc) it does not cause hypoglycemia attacks, nor increase appetite and weight. There have been rare reports of pancreatitis but these have not been confirmed in clinical trials, and may be simply due to the fact that patients with diabetes are more likely to get pancreatitis irrespective of treatment.
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