What is Janumet?
janumet 50mg 500mg tablet is a type 2 diabetes medication that consists of metformin and sitagliptin. Metformin is a biguanide diabetes drug while sitagliptin is a DDP-4 inhibitor diabetes drug. Metformin works to reduce blood sugar levels by decreasing glucose production in the liver. Sitaglipin works by blocking the production of the DDP-4 enzyme which breaks down incretins. Incretins allow cells to release insulin. By blocking DDP-4, insulin production is increased and the secretion of glucagon in the pancreas is decreased, resulting in lower blood sugar levels.
This combination medication is used with a proper diet and exercise program and possibly with other medications to control high blood sugar. It is used in patients with type 2 diabetes.
This product contains 2 medications. janumet 50mg/500mg generic works by increasing levels of natural substances called incretins. Incretins help to control blood sugar by increasing insulin release, especially after a meal. They also decrease the amount of sugar your liver makes. Metformin works by helping to restore your body’s proper response to the insulin you naturally produce. It also decreases the amount of sugar that your liver makes and that your stomach/intestinesabsorb.
How to use Janumet Tablet
How Janumet Tablet works
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Overdose can cause lactic acidosis. Symptoms of overdose may include: severe drowsiness, severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, rapid breathing, slow/irregular heartbeat.
- joint or muscle pain
- loss of appetite
- metallic taste in mouth
- passing of gas
- sore throat
- stomach upset
- stuffy or runny nose
See also Warning section.
Before taking janumet 50mg/500mg, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to sitagliptin or metformin; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: severe breathing problems (such as obstructive lung disease, severe asthma), blood problems (such as anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency), kidney disease, liver disease, disease of the pancreas(pancreatitis), stones in your gallbladder (gallstones).