How safe is januvia?

If you are reading this article, then you must be curious about the safety of using Januvia. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. We will discuss everything there is to know about Januvia and its potential side effects.

A Brief Overview

Januvia is a drug that is used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. It works by regulating blood sugar levels and can also help prevent kidney damage. Some people may experience side effects when taking this medication, but they are typically minor.

What’s In it?

Januvia contains an active ingredient called sitagliptin phosphate monohydrate, which belongs to a class of drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors.

Who Should Take It?

Januvia should only be taken if prescribed by a physician for people with type 2 diabetes who have not been able to manage their condition through diet and exercise alone. Pregnant women or people with type 1 diabetes should not take Janumet since it has not yet proved effective for these groups.

Side Effects

Like most medications, taking Janumet can be associated with some unwanted symptoms (duh):

  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Nausea (feelings that make your tummy upset)
  • Diarrhea

Not everyone experiences these side effects while taking the medication, and in most cases where experienced maybe temporary — lasting from hours up to several days after starting the medication.

Rare Side Effects

In rare cases though, other more severe effects (oops) can happen;

-Arthritic pain
-Inflammation of pancreas
-Low Blood pressure (faint much?)

It’s important always let your doctor know if experiencing any symptom(s), whether significant or not.

How Safe is it?

Januvia, when taken at the correct dosage (playing Dr. Mehmet Oz is not recommended) and under a doctor’s supervision, can be relatively safe to use for an extended period (we all love hearing that from our doctors).

Studies show that using Januvia does not increase the risk of cancer or cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks, angina or stroke. The drug has been declared safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

liver damage

Though rare (phew), Janumet has also been known to cause severe liver issues in people who already have some abnormality with their liver functions

kidney damage

Taking more than the recommended dose could lead to renal impairment for patients with diabetic nephropathy; if you happen to fall into this category don’t go Rogue (Hint: Don’t abuse your meds like Rogues do heist plans)!

Important Notice

If having had any past allergic reaction(s) while taking Sitagliptin treatments get medical assistance immediately(Don’t feel like Superman after reading this though)


So there you have it; all you need to know about how safe Januvia is. Remember always follow your physician’s directions while taking medication and never self-prescribe medications or overuse them (resistance only works against Batman)!, no matter how tempting it may seem.

If experiencing side effects while on Janumet see a healthcare professional ASAP-quickly!(yeah we still mean quick here)!

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