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Januvia 50 mg Tablet

Manufactured byMsd Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsSitagliptin
Description
Januvia 50 mg Tablet is an antidiabetic medicine. It is used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat type II diabetes in adults (abnormal increase in the blood sugar levels when your body cannot use the insulin it makes effectively to move sugar from the blood into the cells). It works by increasing the production of a hormone known as insulin, which helps in decreasing the excessive sugar level in the blood. Januvia 50 mg Tablet shows common side effects such as sore throat, stuffy nose, low blood sugar level, or headache. If these symptoms persist or worsen, consult your doctor for further assistance. Januvia 50 mg Tablet can be taken with or without food as directed by the doctor. Take the medicine at the same time daily for ease of remembering. Do not discontinue the medicine without consulting your doctor, as it can worsen your condition. Avoid the consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine as it may affect your blood sugar levels. Januvia 50 mg Tablet is not recommended if you are allergic to it. It should be taken with caution if you have kidney or heart condition, gallstones (hardened deposits that form in the gallbladder), pancreatitis (swelling of the pancreas, an organ vital for digestion and to control blood sugar levels), or a high triglyceride level (a type of fat). Januvia 50 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age as there is a lack of safety and efficacy data. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Januvia 50 mg Tablet

  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Cough
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Dizziness
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia)

Uses of Januvia 50 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time taken by Januvia 50 mg Tablet to show its effect is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Januvia 50 mg Tablet remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Januvia 50 mg Tablet due to the increased risk of altered blood sugar levels.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Januvia 50 mg Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Januvia 50 mg Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is unknown if Januvia 50 mg Tablet passes into breast milk. Hence, consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are breastfeeding.

Allergy

Avoid taking Januvia 50 mg Tablet if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Januvia 50 mg Tablet is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

It is unknown if Januvia 50 mg Tablet passes into breast milk. Hence, consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
General warnings

Use in children

Januvia 50 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age as the safety and efficacy data are not clinically established.

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Januvia 50 mg Tablet is not recommended if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (a complication associated with diabetes that may cause an increase in the level of blood acid known as ketones), as it can worsen your condition.

Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Januvia 50 mg Tablet is not recommended for use if you have Type 1 diabetes mellitus (abnormal increase in sugar level due to reduction in the production of a hormone known as insulin responsible to regulate blood sugar levels), as it can worsen your condition.

Kidney and heart condition

Januvia 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution if you have kidney or heart conditions, as it may worsen your condition. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor.

Gallstones

Januvia 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution if you have gallstones (hardened deposits that form in the gallbladder, a small organ located below the liver). Follow all the instructions given by your doctor.

High cholesterol levels

Januvia 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution if you have high cholesterol levels. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor.

Missed Dose

Do not miss the dose of Januvia 50 mg Tablet. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Do not take more than the recommended dose of Januvia 50 mg Tablet. Seek emergency medical treatment in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Januvia 50 mg Tablet due to the increased risk of altered blood sugar levels.
Interaction with Medicine

Clozapine

Acetazolamide

Gatifloxacin

Bexarotene

Disease interactions

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is the swelling of the pancreas, a gland that produces chemical substances which help in digestion and regulation of blood sugar. Januvia 50 mg Tablet may increase the risk of pancreatitis and should be used with caution if you have a history of acute pancreatitis. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Januvia 50 mg Tablet can be taken with or without food. Do not break, crush, and chew the tablet. Swallow it with an adequate amount of water. Take the medicine at the same time every day for ease of remembering. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not change the dose or duration of use without consulting your doctor. Adapt healthy lifestyles such as eating a diet with low sugar or sodium content and indulging in physical activities. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly during treatment with this medicine. Always carry a sugar candy with you to counteract the unexpected lowering of blood sugar levels.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Januvia 50 mg Tablet works by increasing the production of a hormone known as insulin, which further helps in decreasing the excessive sugar level in the blood.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

Accessdata.fda.gov. 2022. [online] Available at: [Accessed 19 July 2022].

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2012/021995s019lbl.pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 5 Aug 2022

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