Januvia® (sitagliptin) is a prescription drug that helps control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Although most people are able to take it safely, it's a good idea to become familiar with the risks Januvia presents before starting treatment.
In clinical trials, the most common side effects of Januvia included:
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold) -- reported in up to 6.3 percent of people
- Sore throat and runny or stuffy nose -- up to 5.2 percent
- Headaches -- up to 5.2 percent
- Diarrhea -- up to 3 percent
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- up to 2.3 percent
- Nausea -- up to 1.4 percent.
Januvia can also pose risks to people with certain medical conditions, such as pancreatitis or kidney problems.
(Click Januvia Side Effects to learn more about the risks involved with taking Januvia. In addition to providing a more in-depth list of side effects, this article also gives percentages on how frequently certain side effects occur.)