Generic Name: sitagliptin and metformin HCl
Drug Class: dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor and biguanide
Janumet XR is an oral prescription drug used to improve glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus when treatment with sitagliptin and metformin is necessary. This is prescribed together with proper diet and exercise.
Janumet XR is not indicated for type 1 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis. It has not been investigated in patients who have had pancreatitis in the past.
This is available in Janumet XR 50 1000 mg, 50/500 mg, and 100/1000 mg extended-release tablets.
Janumet XR Mechanism of Action
This is a combination product of a DPP-4 inhibitor and a biguanide. It slows the inactivation of incretin hormones for starters. By prolonging and increasing the levels of active incretin hormones, insulin release is increased, and glucagon levels in the circulation are decreased in a glucose-dependent manner. Secondly, it reduces the production of hepatic glucose, reduces gastrointestinal glucose absorption, and improves insulin sensitivity through increased peripheral glucose uptake and utilization.
How to Take Janumet XR
Before starting to use Janumet XR, read the information leaflet or medication guide provided by your healthcare professional. You must not take any medication unless you have read and comprehended the instructions and uses. For more medical advice or information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
The only way to take this tablet is by mouth. This is usually prescribed once a day, preferably in the evening. You must take it with a meal. Swallow the extended-release tablet entirely and drink plenty of fluids. Cutting or crushing this product is not recommended.
Make a dosing schedule when taking Janumet XR. Do not increase or decrease Janumet dosage. You should not take this oral medication more frequently than recommended.
This diabetes medication is only an adjunct to proper diet and regular exercise. It may not work as well if lifestyle changes are not applied. Always eat a healthy balanced meal and do exercise regularly.
Janumet XR Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
-Metallic taste in the mouth
Severe Side Effects:
-Changes in urine output
-Unusual skin blisters
-Unusual or sudden weight gain
-Swelling of the ankles and feet
-Shortness of breath
-Terrible stomach pain that travels up your spine
-Low blood sugar
-High blood sugar
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of Janumet XR side effects.
If you get severe or persistent side effects, stop taking the drug and contact your doctor or another health care expert.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not take this prescription Janumet XR if you have a known allergy to sitagliptin, metformin, or any inactive ingredients the capsule may contain. Any signs of serious allergic reactions, such as trouble breathing, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, hives/itchiness, and skin rashes, should always be kept in mind. Stop using this oral medication and seek emergency medical treatment right away if this happens.
Janumet XR may be contraindicated for people with a history of severe asthma, COPD, liver disease, kidney disease, gallstones, pancreatitis, anemia, and vitamin B12 deficiency. You should also discuss all of your prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal products with your doctor owing to the possibility of drug interactions.
When blood sugar levels are excessively high or too low, symptoms such as dizziness, drowsiness, and blurred vision are typical. When performing duties that need attention and good vision, exercise caution.
Restrict your intake of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol can trigger certain adverse effects. Low blood sugar and lactic acidosis are potentially possible side effects. You must not take diuretics and avoid getting dehydrated as these can also lead to lactic acidosis.
Metformin can cause menstrual changes and promote ovulation. Thus, increasing the chance of getting pregnant. Talk to your healthcare provider about reliable and safe birth control methods, if necessary.
This oral medication should only be taken by pregnant or lactating mothers if absolutely necessary. All potential dangers should be discussed with a healthcare provider. Furthermore, pregnancy can either induce or exacerbate diabetes. Changes in the treatment plan should be discussed with your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How does Janumet XR work?
This oral combination product works by decreasing blood glucose production and decreasing intestinal absorption of glucose. It also regulates the level of insulin produced by the body after eating.
Is Janumet XR the same as metformin?
This diabetic medication is a combination of two active ingredients. It contains metformin and sitagliptin.
Can Janumet XR be taken twice a day?
“Can you take Janumet XR twice a day?” This is a common question. This extended-release diabetes medication is usually only prescribed once a day.
What is the difference between Janumet and Janumet XR?
These antihyperglycemic drugs contain the same active ingredients. While Janumet is usually prescribed twice daily, the extended-release variant is only being taken once a day.
Does Janumet XR cause weight loss?
Although some studies show that Janumet XR can cause weight loss, it is not directly linked to this form of treatment. You are likely to lose weight if you follow the diet and exercise recommended by your doctor.
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