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Januvia Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes

A prescription medicine, Januvia® (sitagliptin) can help to lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It increases the production of insulin in response to meals and decreases the amount of sugar produced by the liver. Januvia comes in tablet form and is taken just once a day. At this time, it is available only as a brand-name product.
Januvia may not be suitable for everyone, so discuss the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. For example, let your healthcare provider know if you have any allergies or are taking any medications -- including nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Also, tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding.
(To learn more about this type 2 diabetes medicine, click Januvia. This article offers dosing guidelines, discusses alternatives to the drug, and looks at how Januvia performed in clinical studies.)
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