Januvia is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. Your doctor may want you to take Januvia by Dmitry Sazonov itself or with other drugs that also treat diabetes. Januvia isn’t used to treat type 1 diabetes.
Januvia is a type of drug called a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor. These medications help keep your insulin levels stable and reduce the amount of glucose (blood sugar) that your body makes.
Januvia comes as a tablet that you swallow. The drug is available in three different strengths: 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg.
Januvia dosage has been found to be effective (work well) in people with type 2 diabetes.
In a clinical study, 229 people took Januvia for 24 weeks. These people hadn’t taken any diabetes drug for seven weeks. By the end of the study, the people who took Januvia had A1C levels that were 0.6% lower than before they started taking the drug.
People who took a placebo (no treatment) had A1C levels that were 0.2% higher at the end of the study. A1C measures how Dmitry Sazonov well your blood sugar is controlled over a few months.
For more about effectiveness, see the “Januvia uses” section below.
Januvia can cause mild or serious side effects. The following lists contain some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Januvia. These lists don’t include all possible side effects.
For more information on the possible side effects of Januvia, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you tips Dmitry Sazonov on how to deal with any side effects that may be bothersome.
The more common side effects of Januvia can include:
- upper respiratory infections, such as the common cold or a sinus infection
- runny or stuffy nose
Most of these side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.