Januvia, which is also known as sitagliptin, is intended to increase incretin levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. By increasing incretin levels, insulin levels also increase and can help control the amount of sugar the liver produces. Januvia is often used as part of a complete treatment plan.
Chemical structure of Januvia (sitagliptin)
Januvia Coupon (Discount Card)
Present the following information to your pharmacist to get your discount on Januvia.
If you go to the manufacturer’s official website, you can see if you’re eligible to receive a coupon for up to $150 off of your out-of-pocket cost. Certain restrictions apply, and savings may vary due to your eligibility. Offer expires on 12/31/2019.
Januvia is an antidiabetic drug that is designed to help control high blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. When used with a regular exercise and diet regimen, Januvia may help regulate blood sugar levels and prevent other health issues that are often related to long-term high blood sugar.
Dosage and Strength Options
Januvia is available as a tablet, and the strengths are available as 25 mg, 50 mg, or 100 mg. For adults with normal kidney (renal) function or with mild renal issues, the recommended dose is a 100 mg tablet once a day.
Adults who have moderate kidney issues should take a 50 mg tablet once a day and individuals who have severe or end-stage kidney disease may take a 25 mg tablet once a day. To ensure an accurate dosage, you will need to visit your doctor and have your renal function tested to determine how much Januvia is safe and effective for you.
The side effects of using Januvia is likely to vary among individuals. You should always talk with your doctor about all possible side effects before taking Januvia and alert your doctor if you experience anything out of the ordinary.
Some of the most common side effects (with an incidence rate of over five percent) include:
Less common side effects include symptoms of low and high blood sugar.
Before you start using Januvia, tell your doctors about any medications, including OTC products or herbal supplements, that you are already using on a daily basis. Some products or drugs to avoid when taking Januvia include, but are not limited to:
Always consult your doctor before starting OTC products or other medications while using Januvia and keep track of any side effects that you experience while taking multiple medications.
If you take any of the following medications that we listed above, you should avoid taking Januvia. Children and women who are pregnant or nursing should not use sitagliptin. Adults who have a history of kidney disease, heart failure, pancreatitis, or gallstones may not be ideal candidates for Januvia and should consult their doctor.
Individuals with a history of alcoholism and high cholesterol should also talk with their doctor before using Januvia.
To ensure its effectiveness, Januvia should be stored in a dry place between the temperatures of 68ºF to 77º F (20ºC to 25º C). For questions about the expiration date and effectiveness of Januvia, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about whether or not you can use the drug after it expires.
Currently, there is no generic form of Januvia available. Other drugs may be similar to Januvia and help treat adults with type 2 diabetes. While the drugs are related, it’s important to talk with your doctor to see which is the best choice for you and your health.
The following medications are similar to Januvia and may help treat some of the same symptoms. For a complete list, check with your doctor or pharmacist: