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

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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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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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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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 (dansjake@gmail.com). ...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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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