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JANUVIA may help lower your blood sugar (A1C).

JANUVIA is a once-daily prescription pill for adults with type 2 diabetes. JANUVIA, along with diet and exercise, helps lower your blood sugar (A1C).

  • A1C is a blood test that shows the average amount of sugar (glucose) in your blood over the past 2 to 3 months, letting you know how well your blood sugar is being controlled over time.

Are you already on metformin but not at your A1C goal? Adding JANUVIA to metformin may help.

JANUVIA was studied for 24 weeks in adults with type 2 diabetes whose A1C was not controlled with metformin, along with diet and exercise. In the study, patients already taking metformin added either placebo or JANUVIA 100 mg. Adding JANUVIA helped people to:

  • Significantly lower A1C levels

    People who added JANUVIA saw an additional drop in their A1C number:

    • JANUVIA lowered A1C an average of 0.7%, from 8% at start
    • Placebo lowered A1C an average of 0%, from 8% at start
  • Reach A1C goal

    In the same study, more than twice as many people who added JANUVIA lowered their A1C to less than 7% compared to those who added placebo.

    Percent of people in the study who reached an A1C goal of less than 7%:

    • 47% who took JANUVIA
    • 18% who took placebo

For many adults, the American Diabetes Association recommends an A1C goal of less than 7%. Some people might need an individualized A1C goal.

Be sure to talk to your doctor about what A1C goal is right for you.

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Can JANUVIA cause your blood sugar to go too low (hypoglycemia)?

JANUVIA, by itself, is not likely to cause hypoglycemia because it works less when your blood sugar is low.

If you take JANUVIA with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin, your risk of getting low blood sugar is higher. The dose of your sulfonylurea medicine or insulin may need to be lowered while you use JANUVIA. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include:

  • headache
  • drowsiness
  • irritability
  • hunger
  • dizziness
  • confusion
  • sweating
  • feeling jittery
  • weakness
  • fast heart beat

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Is weight gain a side effect of JANUVIA?

Keeping at your target weight is an important part of taking care of your diabetes. Most people who took JANUVIA by itself did not gain weight.

Your doctor may prescribe JANUVIA alone or together with other diabetes medicines to help control blood sugar. Take JANUVIA exactly as your doctor tells you and follow your doctor's treatment plan for healthy eating and exercise.

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Interested in lowering your out-of-pocket costs for your prescription? See if you qualify.*

You may be able to take advantage of prescription savings on JANUVIA. Eligible, privately insured patients may pay as little as $5 per prescription. Maximum savings is $150 per prescription. The coupon may be redeemed once every 30 days.

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*Not valid for patients who are uninsured or patients with Medicare or other Government Program insurance. Not all patients are eligible. Certain restrictions apply. See Terms and Conditions.