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In general, type 2 diabetes treatment begins with lifestyle changes (for example, weight loss, exercise, and diet). If lifestyle changes alone are not effective at managing diabetes, medication may be necessary.
 
The main goal of diabetes medication is to lower blood sugar levels enough to reduce your risk of developing problems related to diabetes, such as heart, nerve, eye, or kidney problems. Because Januvia can lower blood sugar levels, people taking it may be able to lower their risk for developing problems related to high blood sugar.
 
For most people, Januvia is quite effective at controlling blood sugar. It is also generally well-tolerated. However, side effects can occur or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, you may need to combine Januvia with another diabetes medicine, such as metformin (Fortamet®, Glucophage®, Glucophage XR®, Glumetza®, or Riomet®).
 
You may also wish to consider a substitute for Januvia. These substitutes can include other diabetes drugs, either by themselves or in combination.
 
(Click Januvia Alternatives to learn more about alternatives for this drug. To learn about controlling diabetes through lifestyle choices, click on any of the links below:
 

Overdose With Januvia

In studies, very large doses of Januvia caused changes in heart rhythm (especially a certain type of arrhythmia called QT prolongation).
 
If you happen to overdose on Januvia, seek medical attention immediately.
 
(Click Januvia Overdose for more information.)
 
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