Januvia (Sitagliptin Phosphate) is a drug used, alongside proper diet and exercise, to regulate blood sugar levels in those with Type 2 diabetes. Sitagliptin works by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances in the body that lower blood sugar when it gets too high. Specifically, it helps to regulate the insulin produced by your body after you eat. Januvia is one important precaution diabetes and high blood sugar patients can take to avoid developing any serious health complications. Using this medication regularly as well as improving your diet and exercise routine may decrease the chances of heart attack, stroke, and many other life-threatening complications. Ensure you speak with your doctor and/or pharmacist about developing an action plan for this course of treatment.
Use Januvia exactly as directed by your doctor. Ensure you read and understand all the information provided to you by your doctor and/or pharmacist.
Do not use Sitagliptin if:
Why is Januvia prescribed?
Januvia is a diabetes medication used to regulate and control blood sugar levels in those with Type 2 diabetes. It may be prescribed for other reasons, talk to your doctor for more details.
How long until I see the results of Januvia?
As long as you are taking Januvia regularly/as directed, you should start to see some benefits within a week's time.
What if I miss a dose of Januvia?
Skip the dose if it is close to the time of your next one. But don't take two to make up for the missed dose.