Januvia (sitagliptin phosphate) is a medication used to improve blood sugar control in adults who have type 2 diabetes. Januvia may be used alone or with other medications but should be taken as part of a treatment plan which includes lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. Januvia works by increasing your levels of incretins, which are natural substances inside the body. Incretins regulate and increase the amount of insulin which helps to control your blood sugar levels.
Always read the medication information and instructions before using this medication.
Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Make sure to tell your doctor:
Other information you should also know:
Common side effects of Januvia:
If you have any of the following sitagliptin phosphate side effects, seek medical help:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Januvia?
If you miss a dose of Januvia, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
Is there a generic alternative to Januvia?
There is currently no therapeutically equivalent generic alternative to Januvia.