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This song is a parody of a great song (Forget You) by Cee Lo Green that was originally developed for a pharmacy skit night a couple of years ago. I tried to use a lot of the original lyrics so that will explain some of the words and phrases in this spoof. The message in this parody is that there are many very useful medications that work such as nitroglycerin for chest pain, PPIs for heartburn, penicillin for a variety of infections, and acetaminophen for pain. However, there are also many medications that don't work or produce unacceptable side effects (atenolol - lowers blood pressure but doesn't reduce cardiovascular disease, Avandia reduces blood glucose but has no effect on cardiovascular disease or worsens it, Vioxx reduces pain but increases cardiovascular disease). It is in no way meant to be pro or anti-industry but rather that clinicians and patients need to be aware of the best available evidence. In addition, using very low doses and splitting tablets is a very important concept that will really help you use medications properly - see http://www.cmaj.ca/content/183/1/65 The bottom line is make sure you are familiar with the evidence before you use or recommend medications to patients and hey, be careful out there. Therapeutics Education Collaboration (TEC) Podcast http://therapeuticseducation.org The cool world picture made up of drugs was made by a great graphic artist called Sam Gilchrist. DRUG TOO - LYRICS I'm gonna tell you some stories That'll make you say I need a Drug too! Oo, oo, ooo When you get a bad infection From the one you love you'll need a Drug too! And drug them too! Said if I was the dealer, drugs would be cheaper Ah, just get them split When there's a pain in your chest Nitroglycerin's the best yeah it's a Drug too! Oo, oo, ooo Yeah I'm sorry, you can't afford a statin But that doesn't mean you'll get an MI You could take some Vioxx, but your more Viagra But neither will get you high I pity the fool who takes Atenolol Oo, oo, ooo I've got some news for you That drug don't work - there's 9 studies When you have a heart attack cause your lazy and fat you'll need a Drug too! Oo, oo, ooo If your children drive you mad and it's not a passing fad you'll need a Drug too! And drug them too????? Said if I was the dealer, drugs would be cheaper Ah, just get them split When there's a burning in your chest Omeprazole is the best, yeah it's a Drug too! Oo, oo, ooo Now I know, that you had to borrow, Beg and steal and lie and cheat. Tried to tell yah, tried to warn yah. That taking all these drugs ain't cheap I pity the fool who takes Avandia Oo, oo, ooo I've got some news for you That drug don't work -- there's a million studies If your coughing up a lung or got thrush on your tongue you'll need a 'Drug too"! Oo, oo, ooo When you've gotten Pasteurella from your canine friend Old Yeller you'll need a drug too And drug them too Said if I was the dealer, drugs would be cheaper Ah, just get them split When there's a pain in your head Acetaminophen is the best yeah it's a Drug too! Oo, oo, ooo Now baby, baby, baby, let me tell you why you feel so bad (so bad, so bad, so bad) I bet you didn't know that a full dose would make you feel dead (your dead, your dead, your dead) Uh! Try? Uh! Try? Uh! Try a low dose just a little bit come on. Ohhh Try a low dose. Oooh! PLEASE I gonna tell you some stories That'll make you say I need a Drug too! Oo, oo, ooo When you get a bad infection From the one you love you'll need a "Drug too!" Said if I was the dealer, drugs would be cheaper Ah, just get them split

Yet Another Problem With Januvia

UPDATE (April 2, 2013): Before you take Byetta, Victoza, Onglyza, or Januvia please read about the new research that shows that they, and probably all incretin drugs, cause severely abnormal cell growth in the pancreas and precancerous tumors. You'll find that information HERE. Update (January, 2009) : A much more important problem with Januvia--that it promotes cancer by inhibiting a tumor suppressor gene researchers have called "the trigger for prostate cancer"--is discussed in this more recent blog post: More Research Shows Januvia and Glinides Inhibit Tumor Suppressor Gene DPP-4. Posted Dec 8, 2008. Original Post: If you have had or might get melanoma, ovarian cancer, lung cancer or prostate cancer, please read the above post before making your decision about whether Januvia is for you. Here is the original post that was posted 9/12/08: I have been hearing from people about a new, and, to me, very troubling problem with Januvia. The problem is this: now that doctors have decided that all people recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes should be put on Januvia, prescriptions for the combination drug Janumet, which is made up of both Januvia and Metformin, are becoming much more f Continue reading >>

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  1. ASHYIANA

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    Anyone out there can tell how it worked for them? just started- 1 tablet a day,100mg.- it's working for me so far just great, i am type 2.and obese.

  2. Carol2x

    I just started taking Januvia-the doctor just changed my meds from Actos and Glyipizide Er to Januvia. We will see how that goes. I had bloodwork done the day before I started it to get a before baseline. I was having a problem with Actos causing leg and foot swelling and wieight gain-did not have the problems before I started taking it-we shall see how it goes.

  3. caribbeanqueen

    surprise you are only taking januvia,my Dr. recommend one a day with my metformin HCL 500 mg. it was working good,i took it for a few months as a back up,now my diabetes is stable so i am only on metformin.

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Januvia Smackdown

Get your ringside seats, Folks! A while back I posted about the Merck's new Type 2 oral drug Januvia (What It Doesn't Do), explaining how it apparently trumps competitors in terms of patient "tolerability." No other post has ever generated such ongoing reader energy, both positive and negative. Nearly every day, several new commentors weigh in, duking it out over the relative merits of Januvia. Most everyone seems to agree that Januvia reduces appetite, which is a good thing. But then again, Byetta is known for that effect as well. The key is question whether Januvia fulfills its core function of lowering blood glucose (BG) levels, and lives up to its no-side-effects promise. As of today, the score stands pretty much tied, as such: Total comments = 50 Positive = 10 Negative = 13 Mixed = 16 (liked some aspects of the drug but not others) Neutral = 11 (those asking or responding to questions only) Among the most vocal of the Pro Team: "I take Januvia and have for 6 months. I have no side effects. I have experienced a decrease in appetite. I have had no headaches or respiratory problems. My BG has gone down. It is a great drug." -- Mike "Januvia has been a positive thing for me. My su Continue reading >>

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  1. fmitchelltx

    When I was first diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes years ago, I asked my doctor about Januvia. He was not a fan and said he did not feel that it worked. He gave me a sample bottle and I tried it. I did not see any difference at all. That doctor has since retired.
    I went to my current PCP last week. my A1C was high so my doctor added Januvia to my medicines (Lantus and Humalog). I told him at that time last week that I had tried Januvia before with no results. He wanted me to try it again. The doctors office submitted the RX to Optum RX and I received the medicine yesterday. I took one pill yesterday as directed. I went to bed last night with blood sugar sugar of 73. This morning I woke up with a blood sugar reading of 175. This has been my problem prior to taking Januvia. The other problem is that I am billed $140 for a 3 month RX of Januvia that I am now on the hook for.
    If it does not work, I am still having to pay for this prescription that does not work, I can't afford to do that.
    I have called the doctors office and am waiting om a return call.
    My question is, does Januvia work? I have only taken one pill but read on the internet that Januvia works immediately. What are your experiences with Januvia? Is there anything I can do since I do not believe it works? Is there a way to try other medicines that may work better without paying $140 to try? My doctor has never given me samples of any medicine. I do not know if he has samples.
    Any insight you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

  2. Goodgirl08

    Fmit, it should work, the reason your blood sugar is high in the morning is because you went to sleep your number was 75. That is kinda low to go to sleep with. You should of had a 15 grams of carbs. That would keep you from having a liver dump. How many units of insulin are you taking? Personally, I don't believe in diabetes pills. If, you are using insulin I don't see why you need both. Have you gone to a CDE before you started insulin?

  3. maryd98

    Hi, fmitchelltx‍
    I haven't taken Januvia myself, but....
    After reading your post, my gut reaction was that the problem is most likely related to diet-n-exercise rather than meds. I may be wrong, of course.
    I did a quick search to see if I could find other posts from you (to get a better idea of your situation) and I found an old one, from 2015, where you write...
    "I was having to ration my insulin intake for about 6 months, as I am in the coverage gap. That issue has been resolved and I have been back on my normal insulin dosages for a little over a month. My blood sugars are in normal ranges now.that I am back on my normal dosages of insulin."
    So now I'm wondering if there's been a change in the insulin dosing that has affected your BG numbers (and maybe that needs to be tweaked), or maybe other issues/circumstances have developed that have made you (more?) insulin resistant....or (back to my gut reaction) maybe it is a question of diet-n-exercise or something else that affects BG control (like stress, lack of sleep, etc).
    I think Goodgirl is right, BTW, that going to bed when your BG was 73 is probably what led to the high morning number...and that a bedtime snack would've been a good idea (in order to avoid your liver kicking in too much glucose while you slept, thus leading to a high BG number when you woke up).
    I didn't read every one of your earlier posts, but what I did read didn't mention anything about diet and/or exercise, so I have to wonder (based on this thread and what I did read of your earlier posts)...Are you working with a CDE (both re: insulin and diet/exercise)? What kind of diet and exercise plan do you follow?

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Januvia Lawsuit - Call 1-713-779-3476 - Januvia Pancreatic Cancer Lawyer http://januvialawsuit.blogspot.com/ - Call 1 888 842 5246 Go to this site to learn more about Januvia Pancreatic cancer and Januvia lawsuits. Find a Januvia lawyer to represent you. Submit your case through the Januvia case evaluation form and learn if you qualify within 24 hours or Call 1 888 537 4782. Januvia and Janumet, which are pill-form diabetes medications sold by Merck to help those with type-2 diabetes control blood sugar. Last year, they were two of the best-selling drugs for the company, with sales of over $5 billion. Januvia was approved by the FDA in October 2006. Between October 16, 2006 and February 9, 2009, the agency received 88 post-marketing cases of acute pancreatitis, including two cases of hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis. Sixty-six of those patients required hospitalization, and four of the patients were transferred to the intensive care unit. The FDA review of these 88 patients found that 19 patients (21 percent) of pancreatitis occurred within 30 days of starting Januvia. As well, just over half of the cases were resolved once Januvia was discontinued. Following a number of adverse event reports submitted over the first few years Januvia was on the market, the FDA required an update to the medications warning label in September 2009, providing information about the link between Januvia and pancreatitis. Patients who have developed pancreatic cancer after using any of the drugs involved in the litigation, or who developed pancreatitis after using the drugs, could be eligible to file a lawsuit against the makers of the drugs.

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are allergic to dapagliflozin or any of the ingredients in FARXIGA. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include skin rash, raised red patches on your skin (hives), swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat that may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing. If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking FARXIGA and contact your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away have severe kidney problems or are on dialysis. Your healthcare provider should do blood tests to check how well your kidneys are working before and during your treatment with FARXIGA Dehydration (the loss of body water and salt), which may cause you to feel dizzy, faint, lightheaded, or weak, especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). You may be at a higher risk of dehydration if you have low blood pressure; take medicines to lower your blood pressure, including water pills (diuretics); are 65 years of age or older; are on a low salt diet, or have kidney problems Ketoacidosis occurred in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes during treatment with FARXIGA. Ketoacidosis is a serious condition which may require hospitalization and may lead to death. Symptom Continue reading >>

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  1. fmitchelltx

    When I was first diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes years ago, I asked my doctor about Januvia. He was not a fan and said he did not feel that it worked. He gave me a sample bottle and I tried it. I did not see any difference at all. That doctor has since retired.
    I went to my current PCP last week. my A1C was high so my doctor added Januvia to my medicines (Lantus and Humalog). I told him at that time last week that I had tried Januvia before with no results. He wanted me to try it again. The doctors office submitted the RX to Optum RX and I received the medicine yesterday. I took one pill yesterday as directed. I went to bed last night with blood sugar sugar of 73. This morning I woke up with a blood sugar reading of 175. This has been my problem prior to taking Januvia. The other problem is that I am billed $140 for a 3 month RX of Januvia that I am now on the hook for.
    If it does not work, I am still having to pay for this prescription that does not work, I can't afford to do that.
    I have called the doctors office and am waiting om a return call.
    My question is, does Januvia work? I have only taken one pill but read on the internet that Januvia works immediately. What are your experiences with Januvia? Is there anything I can do since I do not believe it works? Is there a way to try other medicines that may work better without paying $140 to try? My doctor has never given me samples of any medicine. I do not know if he has samples.
    Any insight you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

  2. Goodgirl08

    Fmit, it should work, the reason your blood sugar is high in the morning is because you went to sleep your number was 75. That is kinda low to go to sleep with. You should of had a 15 grams of carbs. That would keep you from having a liver dump. How many units of insulin are you taking? Personally, I don't believe in diabetes pills. If, you are using insulin I don't see why you need both. Have you gone to a CDE before you started insulin?

  3. maryd98

    Hi, fmitchelltx‍
    I haven't taken Januvia myself, but....
    After reading your post, my gut reaction was that the problem is most likely related to diet-n-exercise rather than meds. I may be wrong, of course.
    I did a quick search to see if I could find other posts from you (to get a better idea of your situation) and I found an old one, from 2015, where you write...
    "I was having to ration my insulin intake for about 6 months, as I am in the coverage gap. That issue has been resolved and I have been back on my normal insulin dosages for a little over a month. My blood sugars are in normal ranges now.that I am back on my normal dosages of insulin."
    So now I'm wondering if there's been a change in the insulin dosing that has affected your BG numbers (and maybe that needs to be tweaked), or maybe other issues/circumstances have developed that have made you (more?) insulin resistant....or (back to my gut reaction) maybe it is a question of diet-n-exercise or something else that affects BG control (like stress, lack of sleep, etc).
    I think Goodgirl is right, BTW, that going to bed when your BG was 73 is probably what led to the high morning number...and that a bedtime snack would've been a good idea (in order to avoid your liver kicking in too much glucose while you slept, thus leading to a high BG number when you woke up).
    I didn't read every one of your earlier posts, but what I did read didn't mention anything about diet and/or exercise, so I have to wonder (based on this thread and what I did read of your earlier posts)...Are you working with a CDE (both re: insulin and diet/exercise)? What kind of diet and exercise plan do you follow?

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