How should you take JANUVIA?

Here are some tips.

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How should I take JANUVIA?

  • Take JANUVIA 1 time each day exactly as your doctor tells you.
  • You can take JANUVIA with or without food.
  • Your doctor will do blood tests to check how well your kidneys are working before and during your treatment with JANUVIA.
  • Your doctor may tell you to take JANUVIA along with other diabetes medicines. Low blood sugar can happen more often when JANUVIA is taken with certain other diabetes medicines. See below “What are the possible side effects of JANUVIA?”.
  • 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 two doses of JANUVIA at the same time.
  • If you take too much JANUVIA, call your doctor or local Poison Control Center right away.
  • When your body is under some types of stress, such as fever, trauma (such as a car accident), infection or surgery, the amount of diabetes medicine that you need may change. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these conditions and follow your doctor’s instructions.
  • Check your blood sugar as your doctor tells you to.
  • Stay on your prescribed diet and exercise program while taking JANUVIA.
  • Talk to your doctor about how to prevent, recognize and manage low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), and problems you have because of your diabetes.
  • Your doctor will check your diabetes with regular blood tests, including your blood sugar levels and your hemoglobin A1C.

Who should not take JANUVIA?

JANUVIA should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes. If you have had pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), it is not known if you have a higher chance of getting it while taking JANUVIA.

Do not take JANUVIA if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in JANUVIA. See the Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in JANUVIA.

Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction to JANUVIA may include rash, raised red patches on your skin (hives), or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat that may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing.

What are the possible risks and side effects of JANUVIA?

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