Januvia (Sitagliptin Phosphate)
What is Januvia (Sitagliptin Phosphate) used for?
Januvia (Sitagliptin Phosphate) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients with type 2 diabetes. It operates by restoring the balance of blood glucose levels in the body to alleviate symptoms of this condition including vision problems, nerve pain, or kidney damage. It is typically prescribed along with a balanced diet and regular exercise to get the most effective results. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Januvia (Sitagliptin Phosphate)?
Always use Januvia (Sitagliptin Phosphate) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The correct dosage will be determined by your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed whole along with a large glass of water and a meal. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting, chewing, or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Januvia (Sitagliptin Phosphate)?
Some side effects may occur as a result of taking Januvia (Sitagliptin Phosphate) include:
More serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance are urinary retention, swelling of the extremities, pancreatitis, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, blistering, or trouble breathing. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to you to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage to prevent further complications.
Januvia (Sitagliptin Phosphate) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, children under the age of eighteen, or those who have type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. Also inform your physician if you are over the age of seventy-five or if you have mild to moderate kidney disease. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring adjustments to your dosage or frequency of administration.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Januvia (Sitagliptin Phosphate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.