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Side Effects of Sitagliptin and Metformin

Serious Side Effects of Sitagliptin and Metformin

Some side effects with sitagliptin and metformin, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of pancreatitis (inflammation or infection of the pancreas), such as:
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Loss of appetite
    • Severe, persistent abdominal pain that sometimes radiates to the back
    • Sweating
    • Shakiness
    • Extreme hunger
    • Dizziness
    • Cold sweats
    • Blurry vision
    • Changes in behavior, such as irritability
    • Loss of coordination
    • Difficulty speaking
    • Confusion
    • Seizures
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • Unexplained skin rash
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Unexplained swelling.

Side Effects of Sitagliptin and Metformin: Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the sitagliptin and metformin side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking sitagliptin and metformin or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of the drug, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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