Januvia is an oral medication which comprises of generic Sitagliptin as an active component. This medicine is an oral anti-diabetes medicine, which is used for treating type-2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar levels by regulating the levels of insulin that your body generates after eating.
Dose of Januvia
A person should administer a recommended dose of 100 mg once in a day. This medicine can be consumed with or without food along with a glass of water.
Conditions in which Januvia should not be consumed are:
- A person having hypersensitivity towards generic Sitagliptin should avoid intake of this medicine.
- This medicine should not be consumed if you are suffering from liver disease.
- A person suffering from pancreatitis should avoid consumption of this medicine.
- A person having a history of alcohol addiction should avoid intake of this medicine.
- You should not consume Januvia if you suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis.
Intake of Januvia may lead to various unwanted ill effects such as stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, back pain, joint or muscle pain, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea and constipation.
Precautions to be followed while administering Januvia are:
- You may experience unclear vision, dizzy and drowsy due to the high or low level of sugar in the blood, so you should avoid driving or performing any work that requires complete alertness.
- In the case of pregnancy, this medicine should be sued after consulting a doctor only when clearly needed.
- You should avoid consumption of alcohol or any product containing alcohol along with this medication as it may increase your risk of developing low blood sugar.