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Sitaglu Tablets 25mg 14’s
Sitagliptin oral tablet is used for long-term treatment. It comes with serious risks if you don’t take it as prescribed. If you don’t take it at all: Your symptoms of type 2 diabetes may not improve or may even get worse.
You can take sitagliptin before or after a meal. If you have been prescribed a combination tablet of sitagliptin with metformin (brand Janumet®) you should take one tablet twice a day, after meals.
The recommended dose of Januvia is 100 milligrams (mg) once daily, but each patient is unique and you may need a different dose. Januvia comes in a 25 mg, 50 mg or 100 mg oral tablet. You can take Januvia with or without food.
Uses Of Sitaglu Tablets 25mg 14’s
Monotherapy: This medicine is used for treating type 2 diabetes (condition characterized by elevated glucose levels) that is inadequately controlled by metformin, diet and exercise.
Dual therapy: It is used for treating diabetes type 2 along with metformin or a glitazone when patients respond inadequately to diet changes, exercise and either metformin or glitazine, or in combination with sulphonylureas in patients contraindicated for metformin, and for patients that do not respond adequately to sulphonylureas alone.
Triple therapy: This medicine is used with metformin and a sulphonylureas or glitazone for treating diabetes 2 that is inadequately controlled by dual therapy.
With insulin: This medicine is used with or without metformin for treating type 2 diabetes in patients who respond inadequately to diet, exercise, and insulin.
The patients administered with this medicine may experience,
- pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
- allergic reactions
- Stevens-Jhonson Syndrome (allergic reaction)
- Hypoglycemia (low glucose levels)
- bullous pemphigoid (large fluid-filled blisters)
- osteoarthritis (weak bones)
- upper respiratory tract infections
- influenza (flu-like symptoms).
When Not To Use
The patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (condition causing fat breakdown at an abnormal rate) and moderate to severe renal (kidney) impairment should avoid use of this medicine.