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Was taking tradjenta (linagliptin) for blood sugar. Doc switched me to Januvia. Causedstomach pain. Doc back to tradjenta (linagliptin).had brown watery discharge after bowel flush?

Was taking tradjenta (linagliptin) for blood sugar. Doc switched me to Januvia. Causedstomach pain. Doc back to tradjenta (linagliptin).had brown watery discharge after bowel flush?

Stomach pain: Your symptoms of abdominal pain nor brown discharge probably not secondary the medicine, It may be a coincidence of things happening at the same time.
You tolerated the tradjenta (linagliptin) initially. Have it checked out for ongoing Gastritis, ulcer etc which might be causing your symptoms. ...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] 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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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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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 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

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Is it real that januvia (sitagliptin) 100mg made pancreas cells produce more insulin (made beta cells more active)?

Is it real that januvia (sitagliptin) 100mg made pancreas cells produce more insulin (made beta cells more active)?

Incretin: Januvia (sitagliptin) is an incretin which inhibits the breakdown of an enzyme called dpp-4. Dpp-4 breaks down glp-1. Glp-1 stimulates Insulin and inhibits glucagon (which raises glucose). Inhibition of glp-1 breakdown means it can stimulate more Insulin and inhibit more glucagon. ...Read more

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My glucose at 12pm said 147 had a pizza for lunch, then took a 100 mg januvia, 5pm I was at 59, quit victoza (liraglutide) 5:30am last dose friday. Normal? Or not

My glucose at 12pm said 147 had a pizza for lunch, then took a 100 mg januvia, 5pm I was at 59, quit victoza (liraglutide) 5:30am last dose friday. Normal? Or not

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia (glucose less than 70) is never acceptable. Notify your doctor. Your meds may need to be adjusted based on your concomitant meds and other medical issues. ...Read more

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Is a side effect to januvia, (sitagliptin) one that messes with your allergies or sinus, if so does it last forever or not?

Is a side effect to januvia, (sitagliptin) one that messes with your allergies or sinus, if so does it last forever or not?

Rhino sinusitis: I assume by saying allergies, you mean nasal congestion, runny / itchy nose and sneezing. I think your assumption of januvia (sitagliptin) causing allergies or sinus symptoms is not correct. Medication allergies present differently like skin rashes, throat closing... And it goes away after you stop taking the medication. You may need to see a doctor for diagnosis & treatment of probably allergic rhino sinusitis. ...Read more

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My husband is diabetic and take metformin and januvia (sitagliptin) but he's sugar is always over 200 and up what is wrong?

My husband is diabetic and take metformin and januvia (sitagliptin) but he's sugar is always over 200 and up what is wrong?

Intensify treatment: He might need stronger medications or Insulin at this time. He will still need to make sure he is eating the right food and putting effort in an exercise regimen. Keep close follow up with his physician so that his medications can be changed appropriately. ...Read more

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How long does it take januvia (sitagliptin) to start working? And can it lessen the effect of steroid injections for back pain?

How long does it take januvia (sitagliptin) to start working? And can it lessen the effect of steroid injections for back pain?

Januvia (sitagliptin): You should notice januvia's effects within a day or two of taking it. In general improvement in blood sugar should improve longterm effects of epidural steroid injections. Poor controlled sugars make pain improvement difficult. ...Read more

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How common is lactic acidosis with metformin use? What should I look for in terms of symptoms? I take 1500mg metformin and 100mg Januvia

How common is lactic acidosis with metformin use? What should I look for in terms of symptoms? I take 1500mg metformin and 100mg Januvia

Lactic acidosis: There are numerous reasons why metformin is prescribed and there is too little information that you have given. You should really have a discussion with your doc or come back with much more detailed information. ...Read more

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I was recently switched from januvia (sitagliptin) to lantis insulin and almost immediately developed extremely hig blood pressure attacks as high as 257?

I was recently switched from januvia (sitagliptin) to lantis insulin and almost immediately developed extremely hig blood pressure attacks as high as 257?

Not due to Lantus (insulin glargine): The sudden rise in BP should not occur with lantus (insulin glargine). Check w/your physician. By the way, you can continue januvia even while using Insulin -- they work well together. ...Read more

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I was recently switched from januvia (sitagliptin) to lantis insulin and almost immediately developed extremely hig blood pressure attacks as high as 257. Normal?

I was recently switched from januvia (sitagliptin) to lantis insulin and almost immediately developed extremely hig blood pressure attacks as high as 257. Normal?

Blood pressure?: Do you mean blood pressure of 257 or blood sugar of 257? Lantus (insulin glargine) should not cause elevation in blood pressure unless you took it right after the injection which in that case is due to anticipation of the shot (but that's still very high- check your BP cuff). If blood sugar, I wouldn't focus on one number but rather the trend through the day with lantus (insulin glargine). ...Read more

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Doctor stopped victoza (liraglutide) and now started januvia, is there any site effects I should worry about, also is victoza (liraglutide) and januvia kinda the same.

Not the same: Victoza (liraglutide) is a glp-1 analog, januvia is a dpp-iv inhibitor. Both cause a rise in a hormone called glp-1 that improves diabetes control, but they do it by two different mechanisms. Both have few side effects, though there is concern that they may increase the risk of having pancreatitis. Victoza (liraglutide) causes weight loss, januvia does not. ...Read more

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Is the glipizide more effective than glyburide and januvia (sitagliptin)?

Is the glipizide more effective than glyburide and januvia (sitagliptin)?

No: Depending on how high your initial sugar levels are all 3 will lower the a1c about 0.3-1.0%. Glyburide is a poor choice for people with kidney problems and januvia (sitagliptin) is expensive. Most guidelines suggest beginning with metformin. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more