About JANUMET XR and JANUMET
JANUMET tablets contain 2 prescription medicines: sitagliptin (JANUVIA®) and metformin. Once-daily prescription JANUMET XR tablets contain sitagliptin (the medicine in JANUVIA®) and extended-release metformin.
JANUMET or JANUMET XR can be used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. Your doctor will determine whether JANUMET or JANUMET XR is right for you.
JANUMET or JANUMET XR should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine). If you have had pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), it is not known if you have a higher chance of getting it while taking JANUMET or JANUMET XR.
This site has information about type 2 diabetes and how JANUMET XR and JANUMET work to help lower blood sugar. You will also find tools to track your progress and other resources to help you ask the questions that are important to you at your next doctor appointment.
Also, check out Steps to Diabetes Goals, a program that provides information on type 2 diabetes, including tips and tools that you may find useful.
Talk to your doctor to see whether JANUMET® XR (sitagliptin and metformin HCl extended-release) or JANUMET® (sitagliptin and metformin HCl) could be right for you.