What is Januvia?

Sitagliptin (INN; , previously identified as MK-0431 and marketed as the phosphate salt under the trade name Januvia) is an oral antihyperglycemic (antidiabetic drug) of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor class. It was developed, and is marketed, by Merck & Co. This enzyme-inhibiting drug is used either alone or in combination with other oral antihyperglycemic agents (such as metformin or a thiazolidinedione) for treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2. The benefit of this medicine is its fewer side effects (e.g., less hypoglycemia, less weight gain) in the control of blood glucose values. While safety is its advantage, efficacy is often challenged as it is often recommended to be combined with other agents such as metformin.

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i am a 47 year old type II diabetic, i am 5,8 and 190lb, taking metformin , prandin, actos and januvia. I am unemployed for 2 years and completely...

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hello friend,
Your problems are beautifully summed up by yourself.
You seem to be bit overweight and also you are a diabetic on irregular...

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Hi Doc., I am 60 year old male having diabetes for last 30 years, I undergo through bypass surgery 4 years back... As of now i was taking Tripride...

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sitagliptin is the recent anti diabetic medicine.you should stick to strict diabetic diet,daily exercise like walking for atleast 1/2hr,not...

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i am a type 2 diabetic, all i have eaten to day is a ham and cheese sandwhich on a roll and a diet soda, when i got up my sugar was 240 now it is...

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Dear margaret,
Inspite of oral medications, your sugars are on quite higher side. Prednisolone could have made them worse (but not necessarily)....

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