Janumet is a combination of Type 2 diabetes medications used to control blood sugar levels. It contains metformin, which decreases glucose production and absorption in the body, and sitagliptin to regulate insulin levels.
Janumet is not prescribed for Type 1 diabetes.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Janumet exactly as prescribed.
Do not use Janumet if you have kidney disease or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Janumet can cause lactic acidosis, a serious condition that requires emergency medical help. Signs include trouble breathing, numb or cold arms and legs, stomach pain, muscle pain or weakness, nausea with vomiting, slow heart rate, dizziness, fatigue.
Before taking Janumet, inform your doctor if you have any of the following:
Common side effects of Janumet include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Can I take Janumet if I have Type 1 diabetes?
No. Janumet is specifically for patients with Type 2 diabetes, and should only be taken under the care of a doctor.
How long will I need to take Janumet?
Continue taking Janumet as directed by your doctor. Lifestyle changes including diet and exercise can help better control your diabetes, and may reduce the need to take Janumet.