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What is Januvia prescribed for?
Januvia is a medication that is commonly used to help treat a chronic condition called type 2 diabetes. When you have type 2 diabetes, your body either resists the effects of the hormone called insulin, or it doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain normal glucose levels. Glucose is an important source of fuel for your body.
Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes.
How does Januvia work?
Januvia is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. It contains the active ingredient Sitagliptin, and it works by regulating the levels of insulin your body produces. Januvia (Sitagliptin) increases the levels of incretins. Incretins are a natural substance within the body and helps control blood sugar levels by regulating and increasing the release of insulin. It also signals the liver to stop producing glucose when there is too much sugar already in the blood. Incretin hormones are released by the intestine throughout the day in response to food.
Januvia (Sitagliptin) is available for online purchase at My Drug Center in 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg tablets. Januvia may be used in combination with other diabetes medications and should be used in addition to diet and exercise to control blood glucose 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.
You may take Januvia with or without food. Your blood sugar may need to be checked often, and you may need other blood tests at your doctor's office.
For the best results you should use this medication in addition to diet and exercise. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you it may naturally help control blood sugar levels.
Januvia (Sitagliptin) may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Before taking Januvia, speak with your doctor about any known allergies and medical conditions relating to kidney disease, heart failure, disease of the pancreas, gallstones. Januvia may not work as well when you use other medications at the same time because other drugs can also affect blood sugar levels. This includes prescription, and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed here, tell your doctor about all 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.
The common side effects of Januvia may include cold symptoms, diarrhea, nausea and stomach pain that may also spread to the back.
More serious side effects may include: pancreatitis, severe blistering, peeling and red skin rash.
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.
What is Januvia used for?
Januvia is used either alone or with other medications to help lower blood sugar levels in those with type 2 diabetes.
Why is Januvia so expensive?
Januvia is considered an expensive medication in the United States, however in other countries around the world, Januvia is much less expensive. You can purchase Januvia with a valid prescription at an affordable price at our certified online Canadian Pharmacy.
How long does it take for Januvia to work?
A noticeable improvement in blood sugar will likely be present following the first week of treatment.
How much does Januvia cost?
Januvia has a high retail cost and is an expensive medication in the United States, even for those with insurance plans. We ensure affordable prices for our customers on the same brand name medication at our certified online Canadian Pharmacy.
When is the best time to take Januvia?
It is best to take Januvia exactly the way your doctor has prescribed it to you. Typically, there is no specific time that Januvia should be taken but it is recommended to take your dose at the same time each day.
How long does Januvia stay in your system?
With a half life of roughly 12.5 hours, Januvia will stay in your system for about 62 hours, which is just short of 3 days.
How does Januvia work with metformin?
Metformin works by reducing the amount of sugar your liver produces and dispenses into the blood stream while also regulating the use of insulin in the body. Januvia will also help with regulating insulin, but specifically the insulin produced after eating a meal. Both medications may be used at the same time for the treatment of high blood sugar. Alternatively, one may be prescribed Janumet XR, which is an oral tablet containing both sitagliptin and metformin, also available at our certified online Canadian Pharmacy.
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