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Safe Pregnant Women Januvia
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Very safe: Januvia 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
Morning: So you don't forget it and it works during the portion of the day when you take in your food. ...Read more
Januvia: 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
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
Low: Diabetic in general are at higher risk of developing pancreatitis compared to the general population. No studies so far had conclusively found januvia 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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