Januvia 25mg Tablet
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Januvia 25mg Tab is an anti-diabetic medication that inhibits an enzyme called DPP-4 (dipeptidyl peptidase-4) and, thus, reduces the blood sugar levels.
Uses of Januvia 25mg Tab
Januvia 25mg Tab is used for the treatment of patients having type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Contraindications of Januvia 25mg Tab
Januvia 25mg Tab dosage is to be strictly avoided in patients who are allergic to sitagliptin or any other components present in it. Also, patients who are in a diabetic coma, have type I diabetes mel
litus or any severe infection should also avoid it....
Side effects of Januvia 25mg Tab
Side effects of Januvia 25mg Tab are as follows: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, pain in the abdomen, diarrhoea, joint pain headache, sore throat, pancreatitis, constipation, itching or rash, stuffed or
runny nose, swelling of hands or legs and allergic reactions....
Precautions and Warnings of Januvia 25mg Tab
Can I take Januvia 25mg Tab during pregnancy?
Januvia 25mg Tab is not recommended during pregnancy as its safety has not been established. Ask a doctor before taking this medication.
Can I take Januvia 25mg Tab while breastfeeding?
There is no information present if this medicine can pass through breast milk. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding when you are prescribed with Januvia 25mg Tab.
Can I drive if I have consumed Januvia 25mg Tab?
There are no reports on the effect of Januvia 25mg Tab on the driving ability. However, this medication is known to cause symptoms such as dizziness and drowsiness. Also, when this drug is used in combination with other diabetic medicines, there can be a reduction in blood glucose level and this can affect your ability to drive. Keep chocolates or juice in the car while driving and eat/drink it if you experience hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar).
Can I consume alcohol with Januvia 25mg Tab?
It is not safe to consume alcohol with this drug since it can lead to hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar), depending on the amount and frequency of alcohol intake. Moreover, alcohol can increase the chance of getting pancreatitis.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Inform your doctor before taking this medicine if you have: allergic reactions, pancreatitis, rapid weight loss, alcoholism, gall stones, kidney problems, increased triglyceride levels in your blood o
r type 1 diabetes mellitus....
Mode of Action of Januvia 25mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Januvia 25mg Tab increases the production of insulin by the pancreas and helps in the reduction of glucose levels in the blood. This medicine also decreases the levels of glucagon, which is a counter-
regulatory hormone to insulin and, thus, further lowers sugar levels....
Directions for Use of Januvia 25mg Tab
Use of Januvia 25mg Tab should be as prescribed by your doctor. Take it with or without food as advised by your doctor. It is necessary to strictly follow the nutrition plan recommended by your doctor
as diet and exercise has been reported to reduce sugar levels....
Interactions of Januvia 25mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
The blood sugar levels may drop too low when other diabetic medications such as sulfonylureas (glimepiride) or insulin are combined with this drug. Inform your doctor about the medications you are con
suming before consuming this medicine....
Interactions with food items
No known interactions of this drug with food has been reported.
Other general Interactions
Januvia 25mg Tab dosage should be avoided if you have gall stones, renal diseases, pancreatitis, type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Storage and disposal of Januvia 25mg Tab
Store Januvia 25mg Tab at room temperature in the provided pack and protect it from light and moisture. Place the medicine out of reach of children. Do not throw expired medications through any kinds
of wastewater. Ask your pharmacist regarding the proper disposal of this medicine....
Dosage of Januvia 25mg Tab
Overdose may cause symptoms such as irregular heartbeats, fainting, breathing problems, dizziness, confusion, increased sweating and tremors with a rapid fall in the blood sugar levels. Eat chocolate
or drink some sugar/glucose solution immediately and seek emergency medical attention....
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose of Januvia 25mg Tab immediately. However, if the time for next dose is nearer, skip the missed dose and carry on with your regular dosing schedule. Do not have double doses of thi
s drug since it can lower the sugar levels abruptly....
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is type 2 diabetes?
A: Type 2 diabetes is a medical condition in which the sugar levels in blood is very high because your body either does not use or produce insulin normally. This disease can lead to many problems such as heart disease, renal disease, blindness and amputation.
Q: How much time does it require for Januvia 25mg Tab to show its effect?
A: The time taken by Januvia 25mg Tab to show its effects is normally 1–4 hours after administration.
Q: For what amount of time is Januvia 25mg Tab active in the body?
A: There are no reports available on the duration of the activeness of Januvia 25mg Tab in the body.
Q: Can this medicine be safely used by children?
A: Children who are younger than 18 years of age should not take this medicine.
Q: Is it safe to take this medication for long term?
A: It is safe to take Januvia 25mg Tab for a long time since it is not known to cause any harmful effects.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 01:58 PM (IST)
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