Januvia 50mg 28 Tablets (NZ Only)
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What JANUVIA is used for
JANUVIA is a member of a class of medicines you take by mouth called DPP-4 inhibitors
(dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors) that lowers blood sugar levels in patients with type 2
diabetes mellitus. Type 2 diabetes is also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus,
- JANUVIA helps to improve the levels of insulin after a meal.
- JANUVIA decreases the amount of sugar made by the body.
- JANUVIA works when blood sugar is high, especially after a meal. This is when the body needs the greatest amount of help in lowering blood sugar. JANUVIA also lowers blood sugar between meals.
- JANUVIA by itself is unlikely to cause low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) because it does not work when your blood sugar is low.
Your doctor has prescribed JANUVIA to help lower your blood sugar, which is too high
because of your type 2 diabetes. JANUVIA can be used alone or in combination with
certain other medicines that lower blood sugar, along with a recommended diet and
What is type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin, and the
insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Your body can also make too much sugar. When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood. This can lead to serious medical problems.
The main goal of treating diabetes is to lower your blood sugar to a normal level.
Lowering and controlling blood sugar may help prevent or delay complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, and amputation.
High blood sugar can be lowered by diet and exercise, and by certain medicines.
How to take JANUVIA
How much to take
Take JANUVIA exactly as your doctor has prescribed. The recommended dose is to take:
• one 100 mg tablet
• once a day
• by mouth, with or without food
If you have kidney problems, your doctor may prescribe lower doses.
Your doctor may prescribe JANUVIA along with certain other medicines that lower blood sugar.
Continue to take JANUVIA as long as your doctor prescribes it so you can continue to help control your blood sugar.
Diet and exercise can help your body use its blood sugar better. It is important to stay on your doctor recommended diet, exercise and weight loss programme while taking JANUVIA.
Take JANUVIA only when prescribed by your doctor.
Follow all directions given to you by your doctor carefully. They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.
If you do not understand the instructions on the box, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.
If you forget to take it
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you do not remember until it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of JANUVIA.
If you take too much (overdose)
Immediately telephone your doctor or National Poisons Centre (telephone 0800 POISON or 0800 764 766), or go to accident and emergency at your nearest hospital, if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much JANUVIA. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.
- sitagliptin phosphate
- microcrystalline cellulose
- anhydrous dibasic calcium phosphate
- croscarmellose sodium
- magnesium stearate
- sodium stearyl fumarate
The film coating contains the following inactive ingredients:
- polyvinyl alcohol
- polyethylene glycol (macrogol)
- titanium dioxide
- red iron oxide
- yellow iron oxide
JANUVIA does not contain lactose, gluten, tartrazine or any other azo dyes.