Janumet is a brand medication used in combination with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Its two medicinal ingredients help control blood sugar in different ways. Doctors prescribe this drug when one medication is not enough and it is more convenient to take one tablet. It can also be prescribed with other medications.
Janumet contains two generic active ingredients called sitagliptin and metformin. Sitagliptin works by increasing the levels of two incretin hormones (GLP-1 and GIP), which are made naturally by the body in response to food intake and control glucose levels in the blood. Metformin works in several ways, such as by improving the sensitivity of cells to insulin.
Your doctor will decide the right dose for your individual needs. It is taken orally twice daily with meals.
These may not be all the side effects.
Do not take Janumet if you have type 1 diabetes, are stressed, have severe infections, suffer from severe dehydration, have liver or kidney problems.
Since alcohol may increase the risk of lactic acidosis caused by metformin, you should not drink a lot of alcohol if you take this medication. Talk to your doctor if you have had pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) or any risk factors for pancreatitis such as gallstones. Let your doctor know if you have problems with your heart, kidneys or liver.
Store between 15°C and 30°C. Keep out of the reach of children.
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition where your pancreas does not produce enough insulin or your body does not use the insulin that it makes as well as it should. When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood instead of being used for energy. This can lead to damage in your heart, nerves, kidneys, eyes and feet. Symptoms may include increased thirst, frequent urination, weight loss, slow-healing sores, fatigue and weight loss. Certain factors increase the risk for developing type 2 diabetes such as being overweight, inactivity, family history and older age. As well, if your body stores fat mainly in your abdomen (rather than your hips and thighs), your risk of type 2 diabetes is greater. While there is no cure, you may be able to manage type 2 diabetes by eating well, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. If diet and exercise aren't enough to manage your blood sugar well, you may need diabetes medications or insulin therapy.
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