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Sitagliptin And Metformin 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
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
What to do if I do not use drugs and I am diabetic. I take janumet XR (sitagliptin and metformin) does this have anything to do with it?
Diabetic: First of all you most likely have type 2 diabetes. If so you are not a diabetic - you have diabetes - and you should be working for the next several years to rid yourself of diabetes. Diet, exercise, and decreasing medication doses for management of diabetes if where you should be. Yes, it is possible and I would add - essential! Please keep me posted! ...Read more
GLP -1 analogues: Janumex is a pill which combines januvia (sitagliptin) in addition to metformin so it combines two different ways glucose is lowered in your blood stream januvia (sitagliptin) lowers glucagon after eating and decreases blood glucose after eating and complements metformin which lowers mainly fastingsome adverse publicity around januvia (sitagliptin) related to pancreatitis the jury is still out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Hi. Metformin and sitagliptin work via different mechanisms, and together are synergistic. So yes, more effective than one drug alone. Note even the combination may not be adequate for achieving tight control. Your doctor will follow your A1c response, and if it's in the mid-low 6's, you're good to go. A nice thing is Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) by itself cannot cause hypoglycemia. Good luck! ...Read more
Taking Medicine Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) 50/500, I found a Generic Substitute From Glenmark Pharma as Zitamet 50/500 same Saltbut cheaper in price, is it ok, safe and work same?
Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) or Zitamet: Both are OK. Not Saltbut as far as I could tell on my computer. ...Read more
See link: http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/metformin-sitagliptin,janumet (sitagliptin and metformin).html This link offers info on medications you should not take or to be careful taking if you are on Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin). Not sure if you are referring to prescription or OTC meds. Also good idea to discuss with your treating doctor. Hope this is helpful. Thanks for using Healthtap and hope your bronchitis is better soon. Dr R ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible.: But a major change like this should be reviewed with your doc. ...Read more
I am type 2 diabetic from last 7 yrs how safe is janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) 50/1000mg .I take it twice daily....
Safe, however...: ... you should only take with regular monitoring by your doctor. Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is a combo-drug formed by adding sitagliptin (aka, Januvia) and metformin, hence the combo brand name (and combo price tag). It has a BLACK BOX WARNING for potential lactic acidosis which can occur due to metformin accumulation. This is rare, but fatal in 50% of cases, esp. in diabetics w/ kidney disease. Talk w/ your doctor. ...Read more
I am taking janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) 50/1000 twice in a day still my sugar level is 220 any better tablet you can advice me please?
Sorry, no.: I'm sure you've heard the advice: "Don't change your medication except on the advice of your physician." We are NOT your physician and it would be unprofessional for us to give you such specific advice. Talk to your doctor about diabetes medications and other ways (such as diet & exercise) you can control your blood sugar. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is diabetic and take metformin and januvia (sitagliptin) but he's sugar is always over 200 and up what is wrong?
Im taking janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) for diabetes and my sugar level is still high what do I need to do?
I am on janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) 500 od. Yesterday my random was 195 though i had high carb diet but after swimming it came down to 100 is this correct.
Depends: Hi. Yes, for most patients, Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is safe and effective. As with all drugs, carful consideration needs to be given to the individual patient. If you have chronic kidney disease beyond a certain level, metformin can be unsafe. Sitagliptin is being looked at for a link to heart failure (being LOOKED AT...Not an established risk!). So as always, talk with your doctor. Good luck in achieving control ...Read more
My husband is taking Janumet, (sitagliptin and metformin) which is controlling his diabetes. He now has mild diarrhea. What can he do reduce the side effects?
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