How does Janumet 50mg/1000mg medication work? What will Janumet do for me?
Janumet is a combination of the medication that contains 2 active ingredients: sitagliptin and metformin. They are used together, along with diet and exercise, to improve blood sugar levels for adults with type 2 diabetes. The Generic diabetes Sitagliptin – metformin may be used in addition to other diabetes medications to reduce blood sugar levels, when other medications haven’t provided adequate control.
Sitagliptin diabetes belongs to the group of medications called DPP-4 inhibitors. Janumet works by increasing Janumet amount of incretin released by the intestine.
Metformin Tab belongs to the group of medications called biguanides. Janumet works by reducing the amount of glucose made by the liver and by making it easier for glucose to enter into the tissues of the body.
How should I use Janumet medication?
The initial dose of Janumet 50mg/1000mg is based on the dose of each medication that is currently being taken. Your doctor will determine the dose of this medication that is appropriate for you. Janumet medication should be taken 2 times a day with meals. The maximum dose of this medication is 100 mg per day and the maximum dose of metformin is 2,000 mg per day.
Janumet is important that Janumet medication be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take Janumet as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If Janumet is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose of it, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Who should NOT take Janumet medication?
- are breast-feeding
- are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
- are severely dehydrated
- have cardiovascular collapse or cardio-respiratory insufficiency
- have metabolic acidosis or a history of ketoacidosis or lactic acidosis
- have poor blood glucose control or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
- have reduced kidney function or kidney disease
- have severely reduced liver function or liver disease
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect of janumet xr 50mg/1000mg dosage is an unwanted response to a medication when Janumet is taken in normal doses. Side effects by this medication can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.
Discuss your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to recommand you on managing side effects.
- joint or muscle pain
- loss of appetite
- metallic taste in mouth
- passing of gas
- sore throat
- stomach upset
- stuffy or runny nose
Although most of the side effects by the janumet 50 mg/1000 mg tablets listed below don’t happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.
Discuss with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
- signs of kidney failure
- symptoms of mildly low blood sugar
Stop taking the medication and take immediate medical attention if any of the following situations occur:
- signs of lactic acidosis
- signs of pancreatitis
- symptoms of a severe allergic reaction
Some people may experience side effects by janumet 50mg/1000mg uses other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Janumet medication.