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Diabetic Drug Information -- Januvia

If you are a person with type 2 diabetes, your healthcare provider may recommend a drug called Januvia® (sitagliptin). This oral diabetic drug is sold in three different strengths and comes in the form of a tablet that is taken once a day to help keep blood sugar levels under control. At this time, it is available only as a brand-name product.
In clinical studies, the most common side effects reported with this medicine included:
However, most people tolerate Januvia well; if side effects do occur, they tend to be minor and easy to treat. Before starting treatment with this diabetic drug, your healthcare provider will need up-to-date information on your health situation, including any allergies or medical conditions you have, as well as any drugs you take (including prescription and nonprescription products).
(Click Januvia for a complete overview of this diabetes drug. This article provides information on how Januvia works, other potential side effects, and how to take your dosage.)
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