About Janumet Tablets?
How will Janumet Tablets help?
The drug helps individuals with type II diabetes. However, for best results, Janumet Tablets should be taken with a healthy diet and regular exercise to control blood sugar levels.
How does Janumet Tablets medication work?
The human body naturally produces insulin. Janumet Tablets helps your pancreas produce more insulin. Insulin helps regulate blood sugar. Two anti-diabetic medications, Sitagliptin and Metformin, are combined in each tablet to control your blood sugar better.
Sitagliptin is a member of a class of drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors), which increase the amount of insulin your body produces when your blood sugar is too high, especially after eating. Additionally, sitagliptin aids in reducing the quantity of sugar your body has and is less likely to result in hypoglycemia, a typical adverse effect of anti-diabetic medications.
Metformin decreases the amount of sugar your liver produces and is a member of the class of drugs known as biguanides.
Together, these medications assist you in achieving your objective of improved blood sugar regulation.
How to take Janumet Tablets?
Take medicine orally with a meal. A doctor will prescribe the dosage of medication.
- Do not take Janumet Tablets if you are already prescribed Metformin or any combination of Metformin and Sitagliptin.
- Janumet Tablets can be taken with Sulfonylurea medication if you are not already taking Metformin with a Sulfonylurea drug.
- You can take Janumet Tablets along with premixed or long-to-intermediate-acting insulin.
- Janumet Tablets can be taken with Pioglitazone only if not currently using Metformin and Pioglitazone.
- Janumet Tablets should be taken with meals to reduce your risk of experiencing an upset stomach.
Note – Do not cut or break the tablets before consuming; consume them whole. Continue to take Junamet as long as your doctor instructs you to. After that, it’s necessary to take each dose as prescribed.
What is dosage of Janumet Tablets?
Different people may require different dosages. Be sure to take your medication precisely as per your doctor’s instructions. Your dosage will depend on your present lifestyle, your tolerance, and the drug’s efficacy. The highest daily dose is 2000 mg of Metformin and 100 mg of sitagliptin administered orally. A typical dosage for those not already taking Metformin is 500 mg of Metformin and 50 mg of sitagliptin taken twice a day orally. Therefore, a regular dose for someone is 50mg of sitagliptin in addition to taking Metformin is medication taken orally twice daily. For those already on a high daily dose of Metformin, 1000Mg of Metformin and 50Mg of sitagliptin, taken twice a day orally, is advised.
Note: Do not alter the medication your doctor has prescribed if you find something different from the ones listed here. It would be best if you took this medication strictly as your doctor has advised.
Warnings and Precautions of Janumet Tablets
Before taking Janumet Tablets, inform your doctor if you:
- Have pancreatitis (inflammation of your pancreas).
- Serious renal issues previously or currently.
- Liver issues previously or currently.
- Have heart issues, such as congestive heart failure, or have had such problems.
- Drink alcohol frequently or in large quantities in a short period (“binge” drinking).
- Need a dye or contrast agent injection for a scanning or imaging procedure.
- Have any additional medical issues?
- Are you expecting a child or intend to get pregnant? Whether Janumet can harm an unborn child is not yet known. Make sure to discuss the best strategy to control your blood sugar levels during pregnancy with your doctor if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant.
- Are breastfeeding or intend to do so. It is unclear if the medication enters breast milk. Consult your physician about the best options for feeding your infant while taking Janumet.
Stop taking it immediately if you get the following symptoms of lactic acidosis:
- You feel cold, specifically in your arms and legs.
- You feel dizzy or lightheaded.
- You develop a slow or irregular heartbeat.
- Your medical condition abruptly changes. You feel tired and very weak.
- You have unusual muscle pains.
- You have problems with breathing.
- You have stomach pain, along with nausea and vomiting or diarrhea.
Cases of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), which may be severe and lead to death, have been reported in some patients.
Janumet side effects
Common adverse effects may include:
- lactic acidosis
- stuffy or runny nose and sore throat
- upper respiratory infection
- increased hunger
- slurred speech
- Uncommon adverse effects may include:
- blurred vision
- cool, pale skin
- low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) when used in combination with certain drugs, such as insulin or a Sulfonylurea
- gas, upset stomach, indigestion
- vomiting and nausea
- fast heartbeat
Discuss with your doctor any adverse side effect that bothers you or does not go away. For medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor.