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Janumet XR is an extended release tablet that contains both Sitagliptin and Metformin to control high blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. Sitagliptin will help improve the release of insulin after a meal and decrease the sugar output of your liver. Metformin helps your body better handle the insulin your body produces and also helps decrease the amount of sugar made by your liver.
Janumet XR is taken orally once a day with or without meals. Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water unless advised by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole without breaking it apart or chewing it.
This medication should be used regularly to ensure the best results. Taking Janumet XR everyday at the same time helps build up a routine so that you don't miss your doses.
Exercise and diet are recommended while using Janumet XR to ensure the best results. Janumet XR can also be used with other medication used to control blood sugar levels. Follow the instructions from your doctor on how to combine all these routines into a healthy life style to ensure the best treatment.
Speak with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Janumet XR as there are active ingredients that could induce an allergic reaction. Make sure you disclose any prior medical conditions, current medications along with any supplementation before knowing if Janumet XR is the right option for you.
Janumet XR may cause blurred vision or dizzy spells. Do not drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery until you are certain that you can perform these tasks safely. Alcohol can exasperate the dizzying effects and increase your risk of lactic acidosis creating low blood sugar. Alcohol should be limited or avoided. Speak with your doctor about acceptable limits of alcohol.
Stress can play a role in how your blood sugar levels react throughout the day. If you find yourself in a stressful environment frequently speak with your doctor about potentially changing treatment plans.
Metformin is known to effect menstrual cycles and increase ovulation making pregnancy a risk while taking Janumet XR. Speak with your doctor about ways to prevent pregnancy effectively while using Janumet XR.
Some side effects can include: nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation, headache, weakness, back pain, joint or muscle pain, a metallic taste in the mouth, cold symptoms such as runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, and sore throat.
More serious side effects can also include: muscle pain, feeling cold, trouble breathing, feeling dizzy, light-headed, tired, or very weak, stomach pain, vomiting, irregular heart rate, severe autoimmune reaction--itching, blisters, breakdown of the outer layer of skin, severe or ongoing pain in your joints, little or no urinating, symptoms of heart failure--shortness of breath, swelling in your legs or feet, rapid weight gain.
Speak with your doctor if any side effects become severe while being treated with Janument XR. Your doctor and pharmacist can help you manage these side effects. If you experience any serious side effects speak with your doctor right away for medical attention.
Q: How should I store Janumet XR?
A: Store this medication at room temperature and avoid contact with children and pets. Never dispose this medication in wastewater and contact a local pharmacist if you require help disposing of unwanted or expired medication.
Q: Can I use Janumet XR while pregnant or breast feeding?
A: There may be a risk involved in using Janumet XR while pregnant. Consult with your doctor about the risk of using this medication during a pregnancy. There is not enough data to know what will pass into the breast milk of the nursing mother. It is best to consult your doctor about the risk involved while breast feeding.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: Take your dose as soon as you remember. Skip your missed dose if you are close to the next schedule dose to avoid an overlap in dosing.
Q: I noticed there is a Janumet and Janumet XR, what is the difference?
A: Janumet XR notates that it is an extended release medication allowing you to only take one dose a day instead of multiple. Speak with your before knowing if this variation Janumet medication is right for you.
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