Does Januvia increase insulin?

Does Januvia increase insulin?

Januvia is a brand (trade) name for sitagliptin. Januvia (sitagliptin) may be used to treat type 2 diabetes and is thought to work by increasing insulin release and decreasing glucagon levels by slowing the inactivation of incretin hormones.

Can Janumet cause high blood sugar?

Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) may result if you take Janumet with drugs that raise blood sugar, such as: isoniazid, diuretics (water pills), steroids, phenothiazines, thyroid medicine, birth control pills and other hormones, seizure medicines, and diet pills, or medicines to treat asthma, colds or allergies.

What class of drug is Janumet?

Janumet is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2. Janumet may be used alone or with other medications. Janumet belongs to a class of drugs called Antidiabetics, Biguanides/Dipeptyl Peptidase-IV Inhibitors. It is not known if Janumet is safe and effective in children.

What kind of Medicine is Janumet for diabetes?

What is Janumet? Janumet contains a combination of metformin and sitagliptin. Metformin and sitagliptin are oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels. Metformin works by decreasing glucose (sugar) production in the liver and decreasing absorption of glucose by the intestines.

How does sitagliptin and Janumet work together?

Metformin works by decreasing glucose (sugar) production in the liver and decreasing absorption of glucose by the intestines. Sitagliptin works by regulating the levels of insulin your body produces after eating. Janumet is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

What should I do if I change my dose of Janumet?

Ask your doctor before changing your dose or medication schedule. Janumet is only part of a complete treatment program that may also include diet, exercise, weight control, regular blood sugar testing, and special medical care. Follow your doctor’s instructions very closely. Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Is it normal to have Janumet tablets in your stool?

Swallow it whole. Janumet tablets may not completely dissolve in the body. Part of the tablet may appear in your stool. This is a normal side effect of Janumet and will not make the medicine less effective. Call your doctor if you see a tablet in your stool several times.

Can Janumet cause hypoglycemia?

Janumet does not usually cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Low blood sugar may occur if Janumet is prescribed with other anti-diabetic medications. Symptoms of low blood sugar include sudden sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet.

Is metformin a must for those taking insulin?

Metformin (Glucophage, Fortamet) is a prescription medication that helps to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. If you have this condition and are 17 or older and take insulin, your doctor may decide to add metformin to your therapy.

Is Januvia an insulin?

Januvia (sitagliptin) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. It works by regulating the levels of insulin your body produces after eating.

Is metformin and insulin the same thing?

Metformin is known to upset the digestive system and is very hard to tolerate. Glucophage does not have the same properties as Metformin so upseting of the digestive track is not an issue.