What Janumet is
Janumet, active ingredients sitagliptin and metformin, is a medicine that your doctor might prescribe to treat your type two diabetes. It is a combination of two medications: metformin and sitagliptin.
Janumet is meant to be used in conjunction with exercise and diet to help lower the levels of blood sugar in adults that have type two diabetes. This medication is not meant to treat type one diabetes.
Who is the maker?
Merck & Co., Inc. Is the maker of Janumet.
How it works
Janumet is made up of two different types of diabetes medicines: Metformin and sitagliptin. Sitagliptin is part of the family of diabetes medicines called as DPP-4 inhibitors. This is one enzyme found in the body that breaks down the incretin hormones. By slowing the ability to break down these hormones, they are increased in the body.
An increase in these hormones can be helpful in elevating how much insulin the body makes as well as working to lower how much sugar your liver makes.
Metformin belongs to the family of diabetes medications called biguanide medications. It works to lower how much sugar the liver makes and decrease the amount of sugar that the body absorbs that comes from your diet. This medication also has the potential to make the receptors for insulin more sensitive to sugars and this can help your body to better respond to its own insulin.
These are all effects that can help to decrease the levels of blood sugar and encourage better control of them.
Janumet Possible side effects
As can happen with any medication, there is the potential for side effects while taking Janumet. Not everyone that takes this drug will have side effects because it tends to be tolerated well. If you do experience side effects they usually are mild and require very little treatment.
Most common side effects might include: Abdominal pain, Vomiting and nausea, Diarrhea