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Is sitagliptin phosphate &metformin Hcl 50/500 safe to take for type2 DM?

Is sitagliptin phosphate &metformin Hcl 50/500 safe to take for type2 DM?

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

Dr. David Sneid
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That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more


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Effects on organs of metformin HCl 500mg, for non- diabetic?

Effects on organs of metformin HCl 500mg, for non- diabetic?

PCOS?: If your don't have diabetes or pre diabetes, are you taking the metformin for pcos? Metformin has remarkably free of adverse effects and is very safe when taken properly. 500 mg, however, will do little to help you. Metformin (except time release) must be taken twice/day, and the most effective dose (if tolerated) is 2000 mg/day. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can metformin HCl 500 cause coughing ?

Can metformin  HCl 500 cause coughing ?

Unusual: Most of the side effects of metformin are stomach, gastrointestinal related, not cough. ...Read more

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Are special advantages of janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) over metformin?

Are special advantages of janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) over metformin?

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 more

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How janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is beneficial compared to just metformin?

Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is : Metformin plus what is called a dpp-4 inhibitor, which stimulates Insulin release, blocks hormones that raise your sugar and makes the combo w/metformin more potent at lowering your blood sugar. ...Read more

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Will taking metformin HCl increase the creatinine level in the blood?

Will taking metformin HCl increase the creatinine level in the blood?

Metformin: Metformin is the first choice drug for type 2 diabetes. All else being equal that should not affect your kidney. That said, if you develop kidney disease while taking Metformin, that is not very likely to be because of metformin but does need attention. ...Read more

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Is janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) safe to take? I am type 2 diabetic.

Generally yes: Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is safe as long as you tolerate metformin without problem and have relatively normal kidney function. Your doctor can help you out with these questions and check your lab to see if you're appropriate. ...Read more

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I'm on Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) and have bronchitis. What meds can i take.

I'm on Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) and have bronchitis. What meds can i take.

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 more

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Dr. Walter Futterweit
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