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Precautions and Warnings With Sitagliptin and Metformin

Who Should Not Take Sitagliptin and Metformin?

You should not take sitagliptin and metformin if you:
 
  • Are allergic to sitagliptin, metformin, or any inactive component used to make the combination medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure).
     
  • Have metabolic or diabetic ketoacidosis (a life-threatening condition that may occur with uncontrolled diabetes). This condition needs to be treated with insulin.
     
  • Are going to have an x-ray procedure with injection of dyes (contrast agents).
     

Precautions and Warnings With Sitagliptin and Metformin: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which sitagliptin and metformin should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the precautions and warnings with sitagliptin and metformin were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings or precautions that may apply to you.
 
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