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What Is Sitagliptin/Simvastatin Used For?

Sitagliptin/simvastatin is prescribed for the treatment of high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes in adults. This medicine contains two active ingredients and works by increasing insulin production and reducing the amount of glucose and cholesterol produced in the body. Sitagliptin/simvastatin is not approved for use in children, and there are currently no off-label uses for this medicine.

In September 2013, Merck & Co, Inc., announced that it would be discontinuing this medication. It is clear that this decision was made for business reasons, not for safety reasons.

An Overview of Uses for Sitagliptin/Simvastatin

Sitagliptin/simvastatin (Juvisync®) is a prescription medication. It contains two different medications that work in different ways to treat different conditions. One of the active ingredients, simvastatin (Zocor®), is a cholesterol medication. The other, sitagliptin (Januvia®), is used to treat type 2 diabetes.
Sitagliptin/simvastatin is approved for use in situations where treatment with both sitagliptin and simvastatin would be appropriate. Sitagliptin is approved for use in adults with type 2 diabetes to help control blood sugar levels; it is used in combination with diet and exercise.
Simvastatin is approved for the following uses:
(Click What Is Simvastatin Used For? and What Is Sitagliptin Used For? for more detailed information.)
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