Sitagliptin/Simvastatin Drug Information
A healthcare provider may recommend sitagliptin/simvastatin (Juvisync®) to help lower cholesterol and control blood sugar levels in people who have high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. This medicine is available by prescription only and is approved for use in adults. It comes as a tablet that is taken every evening.
Although most people tolerate it well, sitagliptin/simvastatin can cause potentially serious side effects. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you are taking this drug and develop unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever or a feeling of illness.
While it may be an effective medication, not everyone can use this drug. Information on sitagliptin/simvastatin should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks and to help ensure safe treatment. For example, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have active liver disease, if you are taking certain medications, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(For more information on this drug, click Sitagliptin/Simvastatin. This article offers a complete overview, including details on how it works, dosing guidelines, and generic availability.)