Taking JANUMET

JANUMET is a prescription medicine that contains two prescription diabetes medicines, sitagliptin (JANUVIA®) and metformin. JANUMET can be used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Your doctor will tell you whether JANUMET is right for you. Dosing may be different for different people. Make sure you take the medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to.

  • Take JANUMET with meals to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
  • Swallow JANUMET tablets whole. Do not break or cut tablets before swallowing.
  • Continue to take JANUMET for as long as your doctor tells you.
  • It's important not to miss doses of your type 2 diabetes medicine.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription medicines, nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

JANUMET® (sitagliptin and metformin HCl) tablets may affect how well other drugs work, and some drugs can affect how well JANUMET works.

Before you take JANUMET, tell your doctor if you:

  • have or have had inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis).
  • have kidney problems.
  • have liver problems.
  • have heart problems, including congestive heart failure.
  • drink alcohol very often, or drink a lot of alcohol in short-term "binge" drinking.
  • are going to get an injection of dye or contrast agents for an x-ray procedure; JANUMET will need to be stopped for a short time. Talk to your doctor about when you should stop JANUMET and when you should start JANUMET again.
  • have any other medical conditions.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if JANUMET will harm your unborn baby. If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor about the best way to control your blood sugar while you are pregnant.
  • are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if JANUMET will pass into your breast milk. Talk with your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you are taking JANUMET.

 
 
 

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