Janumet is a prescription medication for lowering blood sugar and improved effectiveness with glycemic control as part of a Type 2 diabetes treatment regimen. It is a combination of two active ingredients with Sitagliptin increasing the production of GLP-1 and GIP hormones in your body to promote more pancreatic insulin production while the added Metformin lowers the amount of glucose from food and increases your body’s response to insulin. Janumet medication may be recommended for patients who are currently taking some form of Metformin but need the added insulin production push that comes with Sitagliptin.
Standard dosage is to take Janumet medication 2x daily with meals. Dosage may vary based on doctor’s specifications and you should always take your medication as indicated in your prescription.
The active ingredients in Janumet are Sitagliptin and Metformin.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver or kidney disease, breathing difficulty conditions like obstructive lung disease or severe asthma, blood problems like anemia or vitamin B12 deficiency, pancreatitis, or gallstones before starting on Janumet.
Patients with upcoming x-ray or other scans using iodinated contrast may need to postpone their starting to take Janumet.
Medication use may not be suitable for patients using diuretics (water pills).
Older adults may be more susceptible to Janumet side effects.
Metformin can cause changes in the menstrual cycle (promote ovulation) and increase the risk of becoming pregnant.
There is the possibility of negative drug interactions between Janumet and other RX or OTC medications, including hushart, ranolazine, vandetanib, dolutegravir, cimetidine, and metropolol. Tell your doctor of all medications and OTC supplements before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Janumet online.
Side effects from using Janumet are possible, and some users may experience nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, headache, weakness, or a metallic taste in the mouth. If side effects are experienced you may want to discontinue use and speak to your doctor again regarding Type 2 oral diabetes medication alternatives.