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Januvia 50mg Strip Of 7 Tablets

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Medical Description

Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S is an anti-diabetic medicine that helps in lowering the blood glucose levels by inhibition of an enzyme called DPP-4 (dipeptidyl peptidase-4).

Uses of Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S

Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S uses include the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (a condition with high blood sugar level caused due to the inability of the body to produce or use insulin effectively).
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Contraindications of Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S

Do not use Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S if you are allergic to sitagliptin or in a diabetic coma, have type I diabetes mellitus or any severe infection.

Side effects of Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S

  • Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S side effects include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dizziness, headache, sore throat, pain in the joints, stuffed or runny nose, inflammation of the pancreas, constipation, itching or rash, swelling of hands or legs, and allergic reaction.
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Precautions and Warnings of Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S


Can I take Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S during pregnancy?
Do not take Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S during pregnancy as there is limited information about its safety in pregnancy. Ask your doctor before taking it.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S while breastfeeding?
No information is available on the secretion of this medicine into breast milk. Do not take this medicine while breastfeeding without consulting your doctor.


Can I drive if I have consumed Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S?
The effect of Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S on driving ability is unknown. However, symptoms such as dizziness and drowsiness have been reported in people. Moreover, when taken along with other diabetes medicines, this medication can reduce blood glucose, affecting your ability to drive. Keep chocolates or juice in the car while driving and consume it if such an occurrence of hypoglycemia happens.


Can I consume alcohol with Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S?
Do not take alcohol with this medicine as it may either result in hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), depending on the amount and frequency of alcohol consumption. Furthermore, alcohol can raise the risk of developing pancreatitis.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Inform your doctor before taking this medicine if you have an allergic reaction to this medicine, renal disease, pancreatitis, gallstones, rapid loss in weight, alcoholism, increased triglyceride levels (a form of fat) in your blood, or type 1 diabetes mellitus.
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Mode of Action of Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S

How Does It Work?

This medicine works by increasing the synthesis of insulin by the pancreas and thus, lowers the level of glucose. It also reduces the glucagon levels, which serves as a counter-hormone to insulin and further decreases blood sugar levels.
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Directions for Use of Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S

Take your Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S dosage as instructed by your doctor. Consume the medicine with or without food as recommended by your doctor. Diet and exercise can help in lowering glucose levels. Hence, it is essential to follow the nutrition plan laid down by your doctor.
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Interactions of Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S

Interactions with other medicines

There is increased risk of blood sugar levels falling too low when using other diabetes medications such as sulfonylureas (glimepiride) or insulin in combination with Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S. Do tell your doctor about any other drugs you might be taking.
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Interactions with food items

There are no known interactions of this drug with food.

Other general Interactions

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Storage and disposal of Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S

Store Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S at room temperature and protect it from light and dampness. Keep it in the provided pack until use. Place the medicine out of reach of children. Do not throw the expired medicine through any wastewater. Instead, talk to your pharmacist to learn how to dispose of this drug.
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Dosage of Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S


You may have symptoms such as irregular heartbeats, fainting, breathing difficulty, dizziness, confusion, increased sweating and tremors with an abrupt decrease in the sugar levels in blood due to an overdose of Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S. In such an event, consume chocolate or some sugar/glucose drink as soon as possible and call for emergency medical attention.
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Missed a Dose

If you forget any dose of Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S, take it immediately. If the time is closer to the next dose, skip the missed one and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take double doses of this drug since it can drop the glucose level rapidly.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How long does it take for Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S to work?

A: The peak effect of Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S can be found after 1-4 hours of taking this medicine

Q: What is the duration of effect of Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S?

A: The duration of time for which Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S is active in the body has not been established yet.

Q: What is type 2 diabetes?

A: Type 2 diabetes is a medical condition in which your body either does not normally respond to insulin or does not make enough insulin. This results in glucose (sugar) to build up in the blood and cause many problems.

Q: Is this medicine safe for children?

A: This medicine is not generally recommended for children who are under 18 years of age.

Q: Is it safe to take Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S for a long time?

A: It is safe to take Januvia 50mg Tab 7'S for a long time as it is not known to have any harmful effects.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)

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