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Januvia Diabetes Medication

If you are an adult with type 2 diabetes, your healthcare provider may recommend a medication called Januvia® (sitagliptin). This prescription drug comes in the form of a tablet that is taken once a day. It works by increasing the level of incretin hormones in the body; this reduces the amount of glucose produced by the liver and increases insulin production in response to meals.
 
Januvia tablets are available in three strengths:
 
  • Januvia 25 mg
  • Januvia 50 mg
  • Januvia 100 mg.
     
Before starting treatment for diabetes with Januvia, talk to your healthcare provider about the safety precautions that apply to you. Most people tolerate it well, but side effects can occur. In studies, some of the most common side effects reported with the medicine included headaches and upper respiratory tract infections.
 
(For a closer look at this diabetes medication, click Januvia. This article discusses the manufacturer's pricing structure for the tablets, what to tell your healthcare provider before starting Januvia, dosing guidelines, and more.)
 
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