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Januvia (Sitagliptin) is most commonly used as a treatment to control high blood pressure in cases of type 2 diabetes. Januvia contains Sitagliptin that increases incretins in the human body and also help release insulin to help control blood sugar levels.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take Januvia orally once a day. Make sure you take Januvia at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system. Januvia should taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. Do not change or increase your dose.
For the best results you should also change your lifestyle include diet and exercise. This will naturally help control blood sugar levels by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Before taking Januvia speak with your doctor about any known allergies. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to kidney disease, heart failure, disease of the pancreas, gallstones. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation you use to avoid interactions with Januvia.
While taking Januvia you may feel dizzy, drowsy or experience blurred vision. Avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery until you feel it is safe. Alcohol and Cannabis can exasperate these side effects. Additionally you can speak with your doctor about acceptable limits for these substances while taking Januvia.
Controlling your blood sugar levels can become more challenging under stress. Speak with your doctor if you are unable to avoid or control stress.
Side effects can consist of: Runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, back pain, joint or muscle pain, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, or constipation.
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in additional treatment. For any serious side effects speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side 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 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 dose 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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