SITAGLIPTIN - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Januvia
Phonetic Pronunciation: (sit-a-GLIP-tin)
Information last revised October 2010
What does SITAGLIPTIN - ORAL look like?
Januvia 25 mg Tab
Januvia 50 mg Tab
Januvia 100 mg Tab
Sitagliptin is used with a proper diet and exercise program and possibly with other medications to control high blood sugar. It is used in people with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Sitagliptin is an anti-diabetic drug that works by increasing levels of natural substances called incretins. Incretins help to control blood sugar by increasing insulin release, especially after a meal. They also decrease the amount of sugar your liver makes. This medication should not be used to treat people with type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent diabetes).
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