JANUMET XR and Low Blood Sugar

Should I Worry About My Blood Sugar Going Low When I Take JANUMET XR?

When used by itself, JANUMET XR is not likely to cause low blood sugar (also known as hypoglycemia).

If you take JANUMET XR with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), such as a sulfonylurea or insulin, your risk of getting low blood sugar is higher. The dose of your sulfonylurea medicine or insulin may need to be lowered while you use JANUMET XR.

Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include:

  • sweating
  • feeling jittery
  • irritability
  • hunger
  • weakness
  • headache
  • drowsiness
  • confusion
  • fast heart beat
  • dizziness

Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about low blood sugar. Consider asking these questions:

  1. What can I do if my blood sugar varies a lot throughout the day?
  2. Can certain medicines increase my risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)?
  3. Will I notice any warning signs if my blood sugar is too high or too low?

Be sure to follow your treatment plan for healthy eating and exercise while taking JANUMET XR or any blood sugar medicine.

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