Janumet is an oral prescription medication that contains two prescription antidiabetic drugs, sitagliptin (the medicine in Januvia) and extended-release metformin HCI. The combination of the two drugs, along with a proper diet and exercise, can be an important step to controlling the blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. The drug can also be prescribed for other medical reasons.
Chemical structure of Janumet (sitagliptin)
Janumet Coupon (Discount Card)
Present the following information to your pharmacist to get your discount on Janumet.
Eligible, privately insured patients may receive additional discounts or coupons from the manufacturers of Janumet. Check with the manufacturer or your doctor to see how you can qualify.
As with all prescription medications, do not take Janumet or any form of its component drugs without a prescription from your doctor. Follow the instructions on the prescribed label and never alter the dosage without your doctor’s approval.
Janumet is recommended to be taken once a day with food and most preferably during the evening to lessen the possibility of an upset stomach. The tablet should be swallowed whole and not crushed, split, or chewed.
Dosage and Strength
Janumet is available orally as two 50/500 mg tablets or as a single 100/1000 mg tablet (Janumet XR), both options to be taken once daily. Dosages may differ according to different patients and should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
The medication can be taken for as long as your doctor advises. Do not to miss any doses of your type 2 medications. If you see Janumet tablets in your stool, let your doctor know.
There are some common side effects that may come with taking Janumet. This includes:
Other side effects that may occur are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and weakness.
Let your doctor know immediately if your skin develops blisters or skin erosion, or if you experience joint pain or severe discomfort in the abdominal area that won’t go away. These may be symptoms of more serious side effects.
Also tell your doctor if you feel any signs of dizziness or lightheadedness, an abnormal feeling of cold in your hands or feet, or irregularity in your heartbeat. This can indicate lactic acidosis, a rare but serious condition of an acid buildup in the blood that could lead to death.
Call 911 right away if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction:
When used in combination with medications like sulfonylurea or insulin, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) may develop. Symptoms of low blood sugar include:
Consult with your doctor before taking this product if you are currently taking other drugs, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, insulin, vitamin D3, glimepiride, glipizide, hydrochlorothiazide, levothyroxine, lisinopril, or any other prescription medications.
Janumet is not for patients with type 1 diabetes or anyone who has diabetic ketoacidosis where there is an increase of ketones in the blood or urine.
Let your doctor know if you currently have or previously had inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), liver problems, heart problems or congestive heart failure, kidney problems, or any other medical condition. Also, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant or are breast-feeding.
Your doctor should be aware if you drink alcohol often or “binge drink.” Additionally, if you are going to have an X-ray or other medical scan in which you receive an injection of dye or contrasting agent, you may need to stop taking Janumet for a short period of time. Discuss this with your doctor.
Janumet should be stored in a closed container at temperatures between 68 and 77 degrees, in a dry place. As with all drugs, keep out of reach of children and do not use if expired.
Janumet contains both sitagliptin (the medicine in Januvia) and metformin. Other antidiabetic medications include:
Unless your doctor prescribes it, do not take more than one of these medications at any one time. If at any time you feel like your medicine is not working for you, speak to your doctor about changing to another option.