Januvia is a diabetes medication containing sitagliptin and is taken to help control blood sugar levels for people who have type 2 diabetes. Sitagliptin increases the levels of incretins within your body which therefore regulates and increases the release of insulin. Januvia can also decrease the amount of glucose that is produced by your liver when there is too much sugar in the blood. Januvia is for use by adults with type 2 diabetes and should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Januvia:
If you have any of the following Januvia side effects, seek medical help:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Januvia?
If you miss a dose of Januvia, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
Can Januvia be taken to treat type 1 diabetes?
No. Januvia is a type 2 diabetes medication.