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Januvia 50mg (NZ Only)

  • Januvia 50mg (NZ Only)

Prescription Medicine


Januvia 50mg (NZ Only)

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Please note: THIS IS A PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE (see Prescription Medicine Tab above for ordering and fulfillment process).

sitagliptin phosphate
25 mg, 50 mg & 100 mg tablets

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
exercise programme.

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.

More information of Januvia



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.


Active ingredient:

  • sitagliptin phosphate

Inactive ingredients:

  • 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)
  • talc
  • titanium dioxide
  • red iron oxide
  • yellow iron oxide

JANUVIA does not contain lactose, gluten, tartrazine or any other azo dyes.

Please Note: If the Item you are viewing IS a Prescription Medicine the NZ regulations require that we need the original prescription before we can dispense any prescription medication. The prescription must be written by a New Zealand doctor registered with the New Zealand Medical Council.

How do you know if this product is a Prescription Medicine? 

The first line of the product description will identify 'THIS IS A PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE' If the product does not have this identifier then it is not a prescription medicine and can be purchased without a prescription. A list of prescription medicines can also be found lower down on this page.

Prescription orders will be cancelled automatically if no prescription is received from the purchaser within 7 days.


  • Step 1: purchase your Prescription Medicine via this Netpharmacy Shop. (See Below for our list of Prescription Medicine).
  • Step 2: to complete the checkout process you will be required to complete the prescription form (found on the checkout page) including uploading a photo of your prescription.
  • Step 3: once the prescription form is complete you will be able to check out and pay for your medicine.
  • Step 4: on the original prescription, write order number and phone number and mail the original to NetPharmacy - 109 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052 (by law the original is required prior to us sending the order).

There is NZD$4.95 postage and handling fee on top of the prescription fee. Prescriptions are exempt from our freight free policy.

Once we have received your original prescription, we will contact you to confirm the receipt. Please make sure you provide your day contact number. It generally takes about 5 working days for the time it takes for your prescription to arrive in the mail and for us to dispense it and courier it to you. Any urgent request must be communicated beforehand.


  • What if I have repeat prescriptions?Simply place a prescription order and email us on with your order number and your full name. E-mail title should be "Repeat prescription". If you do not remember what to repeat, call our pharmacist on (09)3734485.
  • What do I need to know about prescription medicines? New Zealand law requires us to receive an original prescription from a New Zealand registered Medical Practitioner before we can dispense prescription medicines. New Zealand pharmacies are prohibited from supplying prescription medicines to overseas.
  • Can I return prescription medicine for a refund? No. Due to New Zealand Health regulation, medicines cannot be returned for credit. This is because once the product has left the pharmacy, the storage conditions of the product cannot be guaranteed and also it is possible the product could be tampered with.

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ECP ( Emergency Contraceptive)

If you have had unprotected sex or think that your contraception may have failed, taking emergency contraception will usually prevent a pregnancy.

The ECP is sometimes known as the "morning after pill" however can be used up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. It efficacy rate does decrease however for each 24 hour delay. Thus the sooner it is taken after unprotected sex the more effective it will be.


The ECP a progesterone only pill prevents pregnancy in two ways:

  • Preventing the passage of sperm through a womans genital system
  • Delaying the release of an egg from the ovary until sperm are no longer active

Our trained pharmacists are available in store only for consultation for the ECP or call us on 0508 881188 if you need further advice.

Trimethoprim for Cystitis/Urinary tract infections

Symptoms of cystitis

Cystitis is an infection of the bladder and passage that carries the urine from the body. Cystitis will usually cause two or more of these symptoms:

  • Pain or burning when passing urine
  • Needing to urinate often
  • Needing to urinate urgently (without much warning)
  • Discomfort just above the pubic area

If you have any of the following symptoms, see your doctor:

  • Fever or a hot/cold feeling
  • Vomiting or feeling like you are going to vomit
  • Pain on the sides of the lower back (over the kidney area)
  • Feeling particularly unwell

These are symptoms of a kidney infection and need treatment from a doctor.

If you have vaginal symptoms such as itch or discharge, talk to your pharmacist or doctor, as you may not have cystitis. Vaginal itching / irritation or vaginal discharge may be a sign of a fungal infection or a sexually transmitted infection. If you think you are at risk of a sexually transmitted infection e.g. chlamydia or genital herpes, see your doctor to get the right treatment promptly.

If you have cystitis and any of the following apply, you need to see a doctor:

  • You are a male
  • You are under 16 years old or over 65 years old
  • You are pregnant or might be pregnant
  • You have had more than three cases of cystitis in the last year (12 months)
  • You have had cystitis in the last 2 weeks (apart from this instance)
  • You have kidney problems, including kidney stones
  • Your urinary tract (passageway for urine) is not normal or you have a catheter
  • You have a spinal cord injury
  • You have diabetes
  • Your immune system doesn’t work properly


Cystitis can often come right on its own, but antibiotics will help this happen faster. If you have mild symptoms you may be able to drink plenty of water and avoid the need for antibiotics. Discuss the best option for you with your pharmacist or doctor.

Your pharmacist or doctor can also recommend sachets that you mix into water and drink to make your urine less acidic, which means less pain when you urinate (pass urine).

Anyone with symptoms of cystitis should drink plenty of water.

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Our trained pharmacists are available in store only for consultation for the ECP or call us on 0508 881188 if you need further advice.