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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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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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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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Can i eat grapefruit while taking januvia (sitagliptin)?

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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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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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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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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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 ([email protected]). ...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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I am taking 100mg of januvia (sitagliptin) daily. Am i at risk of getting pancreatitis?

I am taking 100mg of januvia (sitagliptin) daily. Am i at risk of getting pancreatitis?

Low: Diabetic in general are at higher risk of developing pancreatitis compared to the general population. No studies so far had conclusively found januvia (sitagliptin) to cause pancreatitis. In clinical practice, we ask our patients to tell us right away if they experience mid epigastric pain while on the drug. We will evaluate then. ...Read more

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I took two 100 milligram tablets of januvia (sitagliptin) in less than 4 hours apart .My sugar was 385, should I be worried?

I took two 100 milligram tablets of januvia (sitagliptin) in less than 4 hours apart .My sugar was 385, should I be worried?

Consider going to: An urgent care for Insulin shot. If u have severe symptoms like nausea, vomiting, dizziness, abdominal pain, go see a dr right away. Take care and god bless u! http://inhealth.Cnn.Com/getting-diabetes-under-control/12-signs-of-uncontrolled-diabetes/ http://www.Thirdage.Com/diabetes/best-10-herbs-and-supplements-diabetes. ...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

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What is all the controversy over januvia (sitagliptin). And abilify? (serious complications?)

Januvia (sitagliptin) risks: Januvia (sitagliptin) has been reported to cause an increase in renal failure, pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer. Abilify can raise blood sugar levels and cause diabetes as well as interfere with the effects of januvia (sitagliptin). Best wishes.0. ...Read more