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What is Janumet XR used for?

Janumet is a medication that is prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which your pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or your body does not properly use the insulin it makes. As a result, glucose builds up in your blood instead of being used for energy. Janumet may be prescribed alone or in combination with other medications along with diet and exercise in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

You can buy Janumet XR (Sitagliptin/Metformin) online at My Drug Center. We currently do not have the Janumet XR generic available.


How does Janumet XR work?

Janumet is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. The active ingredients of this medication consist of a combination of Sitagliptin/Metformin dosage. Sitagliptin is known as a DPP-4 (dipeptidyl peptidase-4) inhibitor. Sitagliptin increases the amount of insulin your pancreas creates, reduces the glucose from your liver, and slows absorption of sugars in your gut. Metformin belongs to a class of medicines called biguanides. Biguanides lower blood-sugar levels in three ways: decreasing the glucose produced by your liver; slowing absorption of sugar in the digestive system; and increasing the amount of sugar that muscle cells absorb.

Before taking Janumet XR or the Sitagliptin/Metformin generic, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Janumet XR dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Sitagliptin/Metformin dosage in your system. This medication should taken on a regular basis to have optimal results.The Janumet XR dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take Janumet exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose.


Janumet XR or the Sitagliptin/Metformin generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Be sure to discuss other medical conditions, known allergies, and list any over-the-counter or prescription medications, and herbal products you are currently taking.

Under certain conditions, too much metformin can cause lactic acidosis. The symptoms of lactic acidosis are severe and appear quickly.

Side Effects

Most common Janumet XR side effects caused by patients taking Sitagliptin include:

Stuffy or a runny nose, and sore throat


Common Janumet XR side effects caused by Metformin include:

Diarrhea, nausea, stomach upset, abdominal bloating, gas and loss of appetite


Some serious side effects of Sitagliptin/Metformin include:

Low blood sugar, dizziness, light-headedness, irregular heartbeat, lactic acidosis and acute kidney failure


If any side effects of Sitagliptin/Metformin become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?

A: Patients who suddenly reduce their dose or stop taking Janumet XR may experience a number of unwanted effects. You should speak your doctor before stopping taking this medication.


Q: What is the best dosage to take?

A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best Janumet XR dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.


Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?

A: Other factors like diet and exercise can influence how effective the medication is. It can take time to see results, be sure to take the medication regularly to see the best results. Stick to any lifestyle changes you have made to help control your blood sugar levels.


Q: What happens if I miss a dose?

A: You should take the missed Janumet XR dosage as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.


Q: What is the best way to store this medication?

A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.


Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.

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