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What is a good time of day to take januvia (sitagliptin)?

What is a good time of day to take januvia (sitagliptin)?

Best in am: Before breakfast as its greatest benefit is reducing sugars after eating ...Read more

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When during the day is it optimal to take januvia (sitagliptin)?

Morning: So you don't forget it and it works during the portion of the day when you take in your food. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women to take januvia (sitagliptin)?

No one knows: For pregnancy, animals studies show no risk or adverse fetal effects, but controlled human first trimester studies have not been done. No evidence of 2nd or 3rd trimester risk. There are no studies re: breastfeeding, so caution is advised. Talk w/your doctors. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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My husband is diabetic and take metformin and januvia (sitagliptin) but he's sugar is always over 200 and up what is wrong?

My husband is diabetic and take metformin and januvia (sitagliptin) but he's sugar is always over 200 and up what is wrong?

Intensify treatment: He might need stronger medications or Insulin at this time. He will still need to make sure he is eating the right food and putting effort in an exercise regimen. Keep close follow up with his physician so that his medications can be changed appropriately. ...Read more

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How long does it take januvia (sitagliptin) to start working? And can it lessen the effect of steroid injections for back pain?

How long does it take januvia (sitagliptin) to start working? And can it lessen the effect of steroid injections for back pain?

Januvia (sitagliptin): You should notice januvia's effects within a day or two of taking it. In general improvement in blood sugar should improve longterm effects of epidural steroid injections. Poor controlled sugars make pain improvement difficult. ...Read more

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How common is lactic acidosis with metformin use? What should I look for in terms of symptoms? I take 1500mg metformin and 100mg Januvia

How common is lactic acidosis with metformin use? What should I look for in terms of symptoms? I take 1500mg metformin and 100mg Januvia

Lactic acidosis: There are numerous reasons why metformin is prescribed and there is too little information that you have given. You should really have a discussion with your doc or come back with much more detailed information. ...Read more

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What are some type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia, (sitagliptin) metformin or any pharmacist medication?

What are some type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia, (sitagliptin) metformin or any pharmacist medication?

Diet/Exercise: Please talk to your physician or diabetic educator to develop a treatment plan and let them know you are wanting to look for non-medication treatments. Having said that, the main thing that has caused patients of mine to get off of their diabetic meds is weight loss, exercise, and eating a low-sugar/carb healthy diet. I know that's not easy, but it can make the progression of the disease slow. ...Read more

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Is Invokana safe? I heard about side effects. CAncer! Couldn't handle metformin. I take januvia. A1c is 7.7. Dr. Said up to me of I want to try it.

Is Invokana safe? I heard about side effects. CAncer! Couldn't handle metformin. I take januvia. A1c is 7.7. Dr. Said up to me of I want to try it.

Risk:benefit.: All medications have their risks and benefits. No medication is 100% safe with no risk. The decision involves an assessment of whether or not the benefit (in this case, lowering blood sugar values and reducing the chance of future diabetic complications) is worth the risk inherent in the use of the medication. ...Read more

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Will bitter melon tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia (sitagliptin) or metformin?

Will bitter melon tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia (sitagliptin) or metformin?

Nope: No. There is no clinical effect from taking bitter melon that would be so pronounced as to negate the need for metformin or januvia (sitagliptin). Both metformin and Januvia (sitagliptin) are however great medications which in combination with a controlled carbohydrate diet work extremely well. ...Read more

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My januvia appears undigested, in my stool. I take metformin, glipizide, victoza (liraglutide) and januvia. Is it pointless to take the januvia?

Maybe: If you are already on victoza, (liraglutide) you don't need to be on januvia. Talk to your doctor about this. See a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Could bitter melon by tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia, (sitagliptin) metformin or any pharmacist medication?

Could bitter melon by tablets work for people with type 2 diabetes so they don't have to take januvia, (sitagliptin) metformin or any pharmacist medication?

Diabetes: The most important thing with Diabetes is to tightly control your blood glucose. There are many natural and prescription medications out there, but the disease will slowly take its toll on your body, even under good control, eventually. I encourage you to NOT make decisions about your medication regimen, and to see an Endocrinologist for control of your diabetes, or you may suffer consequences! ...Read more

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Y I have a sweet taste in my mouth? I am prediabetic my fasting glucose level was 109 yesterday 111 today, I don't eat sugar, I take januvia (sitagliptin)

Y I have a sweet taste in my mouth? I am prediabetic my fasting glucose level was 109 yesterday 111 today, I don't eat sugar, I take januvia (sitagliptin)

Lifestyle...: If you have not in the last 6 months had an oral glucose tolerance test (oGTT) and a Hemoglobin A1c (Hg A1c) I recommend that you have them done. Then consider lifestyle changes, consult with a Nutritionist, and perhaps a Functional Medicine specialist. Type 2 diabetes is often a result of lifestyle and may be corrected without medication. What is your BMI, lipid panel? ...Read more

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I have type 2 dm & take januvia 50/500 with my A1c at 6.8. I recently started back to my walking program & after 1 hour on flat ground I stopped for lunch. Immediately I felt faint & passed out with almost no bp. At the hospital I had a CT scan, echo of c

I have type 2 dm & take januvia 50/500 with my A1c at 6.8. I recently started back to my walking program & after 1 hour on flat ground I stopped for lunch. Immediately I felt faint & passed out with almost no bp. At the hospital I had a CT scan, echo of c

Wow,: Wow, that must have been scary. You need to continue with this evaluation. Low blood sugar or diabetes would not explain or cause this episode of loss of consciousness. You might consider evaluation by a cardiologist with stress testing on a treadmill before changing any medication. ...Read more

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My dad age 64 was prescribed celexa 20mg for anxiety. He takes losartan hctz 100 /12.5 januvia (sitagliptin) glyburide metformin aspirin lipitor. Any problems?

My dad age 64 was prescribed celexa 20mg for anxiety. He takes losartan hctz 100 /12.5 januvia (sitagliptin) glyburide metformin aspirin lipitor. Any problems?

Many interactions:: Aspirin and celexa (citalopram) can increase effects of glyburide causing lower blood sugar. Aspirin may reduce effects of losartan in lowering blood pressure. Celexa (citalopram) with aspirin may increase risk of bleeding. Sitagliptin may help control blood glucose levels thus requiring less glyburide. Sxs of low blood sugar: headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, hunger, tremor, weakness, sweating, and fast heart beat. ...Read more

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Excessive sweating, temp is 87.6, shaky, brain fog, stomach pain, fatigue, can't sleep, extreme sweating, take Januvia (sitagliptin) for diabetes.

Excessive sweating, temp is 87.6, shaky, brain fog, stomach pain, fatigue, can't sleep, extreme sweating, take Januvia (sitagliptin) for diabetes.

Go to the ED...: If your temperature is actually 87.6 only that is a good reason to go to the ED. Not to mention associated with the other symptoms you are describing, history of diabetes and in the age group you belong to. Please do not delay getting evaluated. You need to be seen ASAP. ...Read more

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I have been on metformin for 2 years. My doctor started me on januvia (sitagliptin) once a day. My blood sugar is 87 and I feel shaky. Is it ok?

I have been on metformin for 2 years. My doctor started me on januvia (sitagliptin) once a day. My blood sugar is 87 and I feel shaky. Is it ok?

Yes: While 87 is probably lower than you are used to, it isn't a dangerously low blood sugar level & this proves the januvia (sitagliptin) is working. A small snack with complex carbs & protein, like a slice of whole wheat bread with some peanut butter, will make you feel better, and as your body adjusts to the lower levels these problems will go away. ...Read more

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Can I eat grapefruit while taking januvia (sitagliptin)?

Yes: There should be no problem with eating grapefruit while on januvia (sitagliptin). Other meds like some statins, some antibiotics, some heart meds, and some cancer meds can be affected by grapefruit juice. ...Read more

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How tell when januvia (sitagliptin) isn't right for you.

Well: Does it control your blood sugars? Does it make you feel bad after you take it? If your blood sugars are controlled and you are doing you part to follow your diabetic diet and it does not make you feel bad then it is a good med for you. ...Read more

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Januvia 100mg is the equivalent to how much victoza (liraglutide)?

No conversion: Hi. There is no standard conversion factor between Victoza (liraglutide) and Januvia. Victoza (liraglutide) is much more efficacious and also causes weight loss, which Januvia does not. Victoza (liraglutide) can cause nausea and general GI problems, whereas Januvia causes no GI problems. Eat healthily and exercise regularly. Control your diabetes well. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have HBP and been taking Januvia, (sitagliptin) is it known to raise you BP?

BP: Not to my knowledge. That said blood pressure issues are not related directly to Januvia (sitagliptin). Please discuss with your doctor - you may need special attention to the BP. ...Read more

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What is a med similar to januvia (sitagliptin) that does not make you gain weight?

Januvia (sitagliptin): Meds for control of diabetes very infrequently "cause" weight gain. The weight gain is more related to diet and exercise.

Are your blood sugars staying in the normal range?
How often are you checking?

There are many more questions to ask you but it would be best if you set up an appointment with a diabetes educator. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the sister med to januvia (sitagliptin) that does not make you gain weight?

Many drugs: Januvia (sitagliptin) is a DPP4 inhibitor. Other DPP4 inhibitors are alogliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin. None of these increase weight (on average. Everyone is different). You may be thinking about the injectable incretin agonists, Exenatide (Byetta) and liraglutide (Victoza). These drugs often result in some weight loss. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking januvia (sitagliptin)?

Few;low blood sugar: The most common side effects of Januvia are low blood sugar and headache. If you experience any of these side effects or any signs of being allergic to the medication (itching/rash), and they become too bothersome to manage, feel free to speak to your doctor about it, but this drug is usually very well tolerated by patients. ...Read more

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Is their really any difference between onglyza (saxagliptin) and Januvia?

Onglyza (saxagliptin) vs januvia: Yes, there may be some difference. What is your current diabetes status? Please let me know and we can discuss this by email (dansjake@gmail. Com). ...Read more

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Can januvia (sitagliptin) cause stiff joint?

Can januvia (sitagliptin) cause stiff joint?

Yes: Yes, but it is debated whether the drug causes joint stiffness on its own or if the drug makes joints that are already arthritic feel stiff. ...Read more