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

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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Is the glipizide more effective than glyburide and januvia (sitagliptin)?

Is the glipizide more effective than glyburide and januvia (sitagliptin)?

No: Depending on how high your initial sugar levels are all 3 will lower the a1c about 0.3-1.0%. Glyburide is a poor choice for people with kidney problems and januvia (sitagliptin) is expensive. Most guidelines suggest beginning with metformin. Talk to your doctor. ...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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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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Is a side effect to januvia, (sitagliptin) one that messes with your allergies or sinus, if so does it last forever or not?

Is a side effect to januvia, (sitagliptin) one that messes with your allergies or sinus, if so does it last forever or not?

Rhino sinusitis: I assume by saying allergies, you mean nasal congestion, runny / itchy nose and sneezing. I think your assumption of januvia (sitagliptin) causing allergies or sinus symptoms is not correct. Medication allergies present differently like skin rashes, throat closing... And it goes away after you stop taking the medication. You may need to see a doctor for diagnosis & treatment of probably allergic rhino sinusitis. ...Read more

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

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

Potentially many: Would discuss with your doctor or pharmacist. There are many potential side effects. The worst reported is the potential for pancreatic inflammation, though I have never seen a case. ...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 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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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