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Press Release: Merck's Januvia Wins New Uses But Risks Outlined

Press Release: Merck's Januvia Wins New Uses But Risks Outlined

Merck's Januvia Wins New Uses but Risks Outlined WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- Merck & Co., Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved expanded labeling for JANUVIA(TM) (sitagliptin), the only DPP-4 inhibitor available in the United States for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. JANUVIA is indicated, as an adjunct to diet and exercise, to improve glycemic control in adult patients with type 2 diabetes. JANUVIA should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis. JANUVIA has not been studied in combination with insulin. The new regimens with JANUVIA described in the updated labeling include, as an adjunct to diet and exercise, initial therapy in combination with metformin; add-on therapy to a sulfonylurea (glimepiride) when the single agent alone does not provide adequate glycemic control; and, add-on therapy to the combination of a sulfonylurea (glimepiride) and metformin when dual therapy does not provide adequate glycemic control. New data contained in three studies support the efficacy and safety of JANUVIA. Initial therapy with the combination of JANUVIA and metformin provided substantial A1C reductions. JANUVIA demonstrated similar efficacy to a sulfonylurea (glipizide) in patients inadequately controlled on metformin. JANUVIA also provided significant placebo-adjusted A1C reductions in patients being treated with a sulfonylurea (glimepiride), with or without metformin. The expanded labeling for JANUVIA was also updated, within Warnings and Precautions, to include post-marketing reports of hypersensitivity reactions in patients treated with JANUVIA. These reactions include anaphylaxis, angioedema and exfoliative skin conditions including Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Because these reactio Continue reading >>

What’s Invokana? 10 Things You Need To Know

What’s Invokana? 10 Things You Need To Know

Invokana (canagliflozin) is one of the new oral medications for adult onset diabetes. It’s expensive but has many upsides. Taken usually in combination with metformin it is a rising star in the treatment of diabetes. Here is what you need to know to help you decide: worth it or not? Invokana is taken as a 100 mg tablet once daily before breakfast, increasing to a 300 mg tablet once a day if you have normal kidney function. Invokana can be taken with or without food. Invokana is not yet recommended for use alone in the treatment of diabetes; it should be given as a second agent in addition to metformin or as a third-line treatment. Invokana works on the kidneys and tells the proximal tubule to resorb approximately 90 percent of the filtered glucose load. So, Invokana promotes dumping of glucose from the kidneys to the urine. Invokana used alone doesn’t lower blood sugars (measured by the A1C blood test) enough to make it effective as a single agent for diabetes. In studies it lowers A1C by 0.5 to 0.7 percentage points, making it a relatively weak glucose lowering agent. When should Invokana be added? It has been shown to be effective in lowering A1C when metformin alone is not achieving the goal A1C of < 7.0. Invokana 300 mg compared to Januvia 100 mg mixed with metformin was better at lowering blood sugar and helped with weight loss. Will I lose weight on Invokana? Yes, in most studies Invokana (used with metformin) resulted in a 6.5 pound weight loss at 12 weeks and an almost 10 pound weight loss at the end of a year. That’s quite a plus. The huge downside of Invokana is the frequency of genital fungal infections, which are almost sixfold higher. This means there is an increased risk of genital yeast infections: vulvovaginal candidiasis (vaginal yeast infections) Continue reading >>

Januvia

Januvia

I'm maxed out on metformin (850 mg 3x/day) and glyburide (5mg 4x/day). Januvia, even without the other 2 meds, had my readings in the desired ranges in a day. It's only been 5 days, but so far VERY GOOD! Thanks! Started Januvia 100 mg once a day with in days I had joint pain so bad I did not want to get out of bed and the join pain has not went away its not as bad but still there. Chronic heart pain my heart beat so hard and fast I worried I was having a heart attack. My chest was/is sore I have congestion, I still have a fast heart beat off and on "This worries me". Shortness of breath. I was dizzy, chest colds, Very bad headache, Both hands were numb this was worse at night I would wake with my hands hurting I still have some numbness it is off and on and and mostly in my fingers now. I was so hoping Januvia would work for me. I do not think this drug was not tested well enough before the public was allowed to use it. I hope my side effects are not long term and no damage was caused and with time will go away. I was on another medication for type 2 diabetes and it didnot work for me. My doctor didn't want to take me off of it because he said it work for most people. Well, I change Doctors and the new Doctor stated me on Januvia 50 mg in the AM and 50 in the PM and it started to work at the end of the week, no side effects, my number was very close to normal and I feel GREAT . I even lost weight while on this medication. My husband is on 50 mg a day and doing great with no side effects. Family member had a rash with this medicine, and a friend said there was a new warning posted about a deadly disease called Stevens-Johnson syndrome associated with Januvia. I didn't find it in WebMd though. Is it true? Januvia (with metformin) has worked very well for me so far (3 mont Continue reading >>

Lose Weight With Januvia

Lose Weight With Januvia

Hi I am new to this site. I have type 2 diabetes. Has anyone lost any weight with januvia? D.D. Family Getting much harder to control I was on it but it didnt work for me, one thing is were all different so good luck with it. Also lowering your carb level and getting exercise is a must to help the meds. Moderator T2 since Oct 08, from insulin to no meds =) well it might or might not make you lose weight on it... but combining it with proper diet and exercise would definitely help the weight go off HbA1c: Oct 08 - 9.2% | Dec 08 - 5.5% | Feb 09 - 4.4% | June,Sep,Dec 09,Mar 10 - 5.2% | June, Aug 10 - 5% | Nov 10 - 5.3% | Dec 10 - 5.1% | Feb 11 - 5.2% | May 11 - 5.3% | Aug 11 - 4.6% | Dec 11 - 5% | March 12 - 5.1% | June 12 - 5.0% | Sept 12 - 4.9% | Dec 12 - 5.2% | March 13 - 4.8% | May 13 - 5.0% | Oct, Dec 13 - 5.2% | Mar 14 - 5.0% For the weight loss exercise is the best way. It helps in burning the calories don't go for any type o0f pills without consulting with your doctor. Januvia, I took that with metformin in the beginning. metformin helped me lose weight and the januvia helped me keep my BG numbers in check without lows. I loved it but my insurance quit paying for it so I had to stop taking it. Januvia, I took that with metformin in the beginning. metformin helped me lose weight and the januvia helped me keep my BG numbers in check without lows. I loved it but my insurance quit paying for it so I had to stop taking it. Is Januvia insulin? I need to go look it up and read about it. Is it very expensive without insurance. I have insurance and it covered all but $50.00 of Byetta when I was on it but it made me so sick even after taking it for a year. All I take now is Metformin, just wondering how Januvia works. Without insurance Byetta was $200.00 a month and sorry I Continue reading >>

New Diabetes Drug Januvia Approved By Fda

New Diabetes Drug Januvia Approved By Fda

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new oral diabetes drug on Tuesday, October 17. The drug, sitagliptin (brand name Januvia), is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co., Inc., and is meant for use in people with Type 2 diabetes. Januvia is the first drug in a new class called dipeptidyl peptidase IV (or DPP-4) inhibitors to be approved. DPP-4 inhibitors work by enhancing the body’s levels of a protein called GLP-1. This protein, in turn, stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin and prevents the liver from producing glucose—but only when blood glucose levels are already elevated. This selectivity makes DPP-4 inhibitors much less likely to cause hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) than some older diabetes drugs. Januvia is meant to be taken once a day and can be taken on its own or in addition to certain other diabetes medicines, namely metformin (Glucophage and other brand names), pioglitazone (Actos), and rosiglitazone (Avandia). One of its chief selling points will likely be that, according to clinical trials, it does not cause weight gain or severe side effects like hypoglycemia. In a study of over 2,000 people, the most common side effects were sore throat, diarrhea, and colds. This study also showed that Januvia lowered HbA1c (a measure of blood glucose control) by an average of 0.67%, the same amount as the older diabetes drug glipizide (Glucotrol and other brand names), which does tend to cause weight gain and hypoglycemia. Januvia’s chief drawback for many people will likely be its price, which is $4.86 per day, or about $145 per month. Merck is planning to ship Januvia to pharmacies and send free samples to doctors quickly, meaning that the drug should be available to people with diabetes very soon. A survey of 60 doc Continue reading >>

Metformin Weight Loss – Does It Work?

Metformin Weight Loss – Does It Work?

Metformin weight loss claims are something that are often talked about by health professionals to be one of the benefits of commencing metformin therapy, but are they true? At myheart.net we’ve helped millions of people through our articles and answers. Now our authors are keeping readers up to date with cutting edge heart disease information through twitter. Follow Dr Ahmed on Twitter @MustafaAhmedMD Metformin is possibly one of the most important treatments in Type II Diabetes, so the question of metformin weight loss is of the utmost importance, as if true it could provide a means to lose weight as well as control high sugar levels found in diabetes. What is Metformin? Metformin is an oral hypoglycemic medication – meaning it reduces levels of sugar, or more specifically glucose in the blood. It is so effective that the American Diabetes Association says that unless there is a strong reason not to, metformin should be commenced at the onset of Type II Diabetes. Metformin comes in tablet form and the dose is gradually increased until the maximum dose required is achieved. How Does Metformin Work & Why Would it Cause Weight Loss? Metformin works by three major mechanisms – each of which could explain the “metformin weight loss” claims. These are: Decrease sugar production by the liver – the liver can actually make sugars from other substances, but metformin inhibits an enzyme in the pathway resulting in less sugar being released into the blood. Increase in the amount of sugar utilization in the muscles and the liver – Given that the muscles are a major “sink” for excess sugar, by driving sugar into them metformin is able to reduce the amount of sugar in the blood. Preventing the breakdown of fats (lipolysis) – this in turn reduces the amount of fatt Continue reading >>

What Is Januvia

What Is Januvia

JANUVIA (jah-NEW-vee-ah) is a once-daily prescription pill that, along with diet and exercise, helps lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. JANUVIA should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine). 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. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Serious side effects can happen in people who take JANUVIA, including pancreatitis, which may be severe and lead to death. Before you start taking JANUVIA, tell your doctor if you've ever had pancreatitis. Stop taking JANUVIA and call your doctor right away if you have pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that is severe and will not go away. The pain may be felt going from your abdomen through to your back. The pain may happen with or without vomiting. These may be symptoms of pancreatitis. Before you start taking JANUVIA, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart failure (your heart does not pump blood well enough) or have problems with your kidneys. Contact your doctor right away if you have increasing shortness of breath or trouble breathing (especially when you lie down); swelling or fluid retention (especially in the feet, ankles, or legs); an unusually fast increase in weight; or unusual tiredness. These may be symptoms of heart failure. Do not take JANUVIA if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, including sitagliptin. Symptoms of serious allergic reactions to JANUVIA, including rash, hives, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat that may cause difficulty breathing or swallowing, can occur. If you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, stop taking JANUVIA and call your doctor right Continue reading >>

Liraglutide And Sitagliptin Both Have Role To Play In Diabetes

Liraglutide And Sitagliptin Both Have Role To Play In Diabetes

September 28, 2010 (Stockholm, Sweden) Two relatively new agents for type 2 diabetes have a role to play in the treatment of this disorder because they have been shown to improve glycemia and induce weight loss and could one day even replace the use of insulin in insulin-dependent type 2 diabetics, attendees at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2010 Meeting heard this week. During a late-breaking clinical-trials session, Dr Richard Pratley (University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington) discussed more data from the Liraglutide Effect and Action in Diabetes (LEAD) series of trials with liraglutide (Victoza, Novo Nordisk), a glucagonlike peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist and one of a number of new drugs for type 2 diabetes known as incretins. Pratley discussed the latest results from LEAD , which compares liraglutide with another incretin, the oral agent sitagliptin (Januvia, Merck)--a dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor; these show that liraglutide is generally well tolerated and reduces glycated hemoglobin levels (HbA1c) and body weight to a greater extent than sitagliptin when added to metformin treatment; also those on the higher dose of liraglutide reported greater overall patient satisfaction, he noted. Discussant of the session, Dr Jonathan Bodansky (St James University Hospital, Leeds, UK), said both agents were useful additions to the diabetologists' armamentarium, with the decision about therapy coming down to physician and patient choice. "Gratifying" to See Weight Loss With Sitagliptin Bodansky agreed the data so far do indicate that liraglutide results in more weight loss than sitagliptin, but "they both go in the right direction," and it is "gratifying" to see weight loss with sitagliptin, he said, which has previously been cons Continue reading >>

Januvia Oral Reviews And User Ratings: Effectiveness, Ease Of Use, And Satisfaction

Januvia Oral Reviews And User Ratings: Effectiveness, Ease Of Use, And Satisfaction

This drug almost killed me! My entire body was numb and tingling for 3 months. I was in ER twice, admitted once ,had thousands of dollars in test and I am happy they were all normal.Once I stopped the drug it took 3 months for the symptom's to stop and co away!I did report this to the drug company. This drug almost killed me! My entire body was numb and tingling for 3 months. I was in ER twice, admitted once ,had thousands of dollars in test and I am happy they were all normal.Once I stopped the drug it took 3 months for the symptom's to stop and co away!I did report this to the drug company. I started out on metaformin once a day, then went to twice a day, levels and A1C started going up again, then add Januvia seemed to help at first then I stared gaining weight and sugar levels and A1C started going up again, added trilicity shots once a week seemed to be doing ok, now the levels and A1C are climbing again. I stopped the Januvia because of the joint pain I was having and the sugar c ... Show Full Comment I started out on metaformin once a day, then went to twice a day, levels and A1C started going up again, then add Januvia seemed to help at first then I stared gaining weight and sugar levels and A1C started going up again, added trilicity shots once a week seemed to be doing ok, now the levels and A1C are climbing again. I stopped the Januvia because of the joint pain I was having and the sugar cravings. Been off it about a month and my levels are not any better so heading to the DR again to see what to try next. I think diabetes drugs are a joke the are not made to help for a long time before you have to add another pill or shot to keep things working. Big pharm making some money off from these for sure. I started Januvia 100 mg twice a day with Metformin 1000mg. Continue reading >>

Januvia Side Effects Center

Januvia Side Effects Center

Januvia (sitagliptin) is an oral diabetes medicine for people with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Januvia is sometimes used in combination with other diabetes medications, but is not for treating type 1 diabetes. Many people using Januvia do not have serious side effects. Side effects that may occur with Januvia include: headache, joint or muscle pain, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, or constipation. Although Januvia by itself usually does not cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), low blood sugar may occur if Januvia is prescribed with other anti-diabetic medications. Symptoms of low blood sugar include sudden sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet. Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Januvia including pancreatitis (severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, fast heart rate), urinating less than usual or not at all, swelling, weight gain, shortness of breath, or severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads [especially in the face or upper body] and causes blistering and peeling). The recommended dose of Januvia is 100 mg once daily. Januvia may interact with digoxin, probenecid, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin or other salicylates, sulfa drugs, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), or beta-blockers. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. During pregnancy Januvia should be used only when prescribed. Pregnancy may cause or worsen diabetes. Your doctor may change your diabetes treatment during pregnancy. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Cons Continue reading >>

Yet Another Problem With Januvia

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 frequent as a first prescription for diabetes. Metformin is a very safe drug that has been used safely for decades. The most recent follow up to the UKPDS study, the 20 year follow-up, which was just presented at the annual EASD conference found that at 20 years after the start of the study, "Patients treated with metformin had a 21% reduction in risk of any diabetes endpoint (P=0.01), a 30% reduction in risk of diabetes-related death (P=0.01), a 33% reduction in risk of MI (P=0.005), and a 27% reduction in risk of all cause mortality (P=0.002)." Metformin is a very good drug for people with Ty Continue reading >>

Sitagliptin User Reviews For Diabetes, Type 2 At Drugs.com

Sitagliptin User Reviews For Diabetes, Type 2 At Drugs.com

Januvia (sitagliptin): "Very expensive and no help at all with maintaining blood sugar" rudelizard (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 21, 2017 Januvia (sitagliptin): "Been taking this pill for 7 months and no change in blood sugar tests." Januvia (sitagliptin): "Well I was given a month sample of januvia just picked up my medication read the reviews and now I won't be taking them......Scared to swallow" Did you? Yes No | Report inappropriate Januvia (sitagliptin): "Took januvia for two months and started to get joint pain which got so severe I could hardly walk. I have been off it for one week but still have pain in my legs especially the right. Would never recommend this drug to anyone, the side effects are really bad. The medication is expensive." Januvia (sitagliptin): "Developed neck swelling within a week, could not breathe, went to ICU, trachea closed." Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 7, 2017 Did you? Yes No | Report inappropriate Januvia (sitagliptin): "For years I was on no drugs for type 2 diabetes, only diet. My a1c test were always around 6.1, and then my dr put me on januvia. My sugars are now averaging 15.7.The dr has just upped my dose to 1-1/2 pills of januvia and added diaformin. WHY??From good control with no pills to out of control in 4 months. I'm really starting to doubt the doctors motives." Januvia (sitagliptin): "Great works for me 94pt avg" FBW (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 21, 2017 Did you? Yes No | Report inappropriate "I was prescribed sitaGLIPtin (Januvia) 50mg tab every morning and had my insulin reduced from 42 units in the morning and 26 units at night to 20 units and 12 units respectively. Metformin was taken out by the renal specialist.After taking this medication for 2 weeks, I noticed my blood sugar reduced from 9.5 t Continue reading >>

New Concerns Over Byetta And Januvia Underscore The Value Of Older And Cheaper Diabetes Drugs

New Concerns Over Byetta And Januvia Underscore The Value Of Older And Cheaper Diabetes Drugs

New concerns over Byetta and Januvia underscore the value of older and cheaper diabetes drugs Consumer Reports News: March 05, 2013 09:13 AM If you take Byetta or Januvia to control your blood sugar levels, you might have a small, but increased risk for a condition marked by stomach pain and nausea. Not only are the drugs more expensive and no more effective than our Best Buy Drug picks for diabetes , they're associated with an increased risk for pancreatitis, or an inflamed pancreas, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. We recommend asking your doctor if you shouldn't be taking another drug in the first place. Researchers at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore analyzed the medical records of 1,269 people with type 2 diabetes who filled at least one prescription for any diabetes drug over a three-year period. The researchers found 87 of the patients who developed pancreatitis were taking Byetta or Januvia, while 58 of the people who developed pancreatitis were taking some other diabetes drug. Tens of millions of people take these drugs, though our experts say other drugs--metformin (Glucophage and generic) and a sulfonylurea (glipizide or glimepride)--are better first choices for most people. "In my opinion, Byetta and Januvia are third-line medications for type 2 diabetes, behind metformin and sulfonylureas" says Marvin M. Lipman, M.D., an endocrinologist and Consumer Reports' chief medical adviser. "And patients who take them should be warned about the early signs of pancreatitis." Also talk with your doctor about lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and dietary changes, that can help you control the disease. Those measures can be as effective medication, especially in the early stages of diabetes. Continue reading >>

Review Of Invokana (canagliflozin) Cost, Dosing. Weight Loss, Side Effects, And Mechanism For Type 2 Diabetes | Omudhome Ogbru, Pharmd | Rxeconsult

Review Of Invokana (canagliflozin) Cost, Dosing. Weight Loss, Side Effects, And Mechanism For Type 2 Diabetes | Omudhome Ogbru, Pharmd | Rxeconsult

What is Invokana and how does it work? Invokana is a medication that decreases blood glucose (sugar) in people with diabetes by blocking the kidney from reabsorbing glucose and removing excess glucose through the urine. It does this by blocking the sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) which is a protein in the kidney that is responsible for reabsorbing glucose back into the body. Lowering high blood glucose can help prevent nerve problems, blindness, and kidney damage in people with diabetes. Proper control of blood glucose can also decrease the risk of getting a heart attack or stroke. Invokana is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with Type-2 diabetes. It is not for people with Type-1 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis. It should not be used in patients with renal disease or who are on dialysis. Invokanas efficacy is dependent on the filtration capacity of kidneys also known as glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Invokana 100 and 300 mg once daily were evaluated as monotherapy and as add-on to other anti-diabetic agents. Both doses provided better reductions in HbA1C from baseline relative to placebo when used as a monotherapy and as an add-on therapy to metformin, sulfonylureas, metformin plus a sulfonylurea, metformin plus pioglitazone, and insulin. A 52-week, double-blind study enrolled 1,450 patients with type 2 diabetes who were inadequately controlled on metformin monotherapy. They received Invokana 100 mg or 300 mg, or glimepiride as an add-on therapy to metformin. The reductions in HBA1C were 0.82% for Invokana 100 mg, 0.93% for Invokana 300 mg, and 0.81% for glimepiride. Invokana 300 mg provided greater reduction from baseline in HbA1C compared to glimepiride, and the relative treatment difference was -0 Continue reading >>

Januvia & Weight Loss

Januvia & Weight Loss

Januvia is the brand name for sitagliptin, a medication prescribed to improve blood sugar regulation in adults with type 2 diabetes. Produced by Merck and Co., Januvia is intended to be used along with diet and exercise. Evidence on whether Januvia is beneficial for weight loss is conflicting, but the medication does have some effects that might lead to weight loss. Video of the Day Januvia helps to regulate blood sugar by increasing the amount of two hormones that the body produces in response to food intake. This increase in hormones has several effects, and two effects may help with weight loss. The hormones decrease the transit time for food to move from the stomach into the intestines, slowing the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream, explains NetDoctor. They also cause a feeling of fullness that helps the person to eat less. In pre-approval research evaluating the effectiveness of Januvia for treating type 2 diabetes, the medication generally did not cause weight gain or weight loss, reports eMedTV. In addition, people taking Januvia along with metformin for treating type 2 diabetes did not lose more weight than those taking only metformin. In 2008, Merck and Co. presented an analysis of research on Januvia at the American Diabetes Association 68th Annual Scientific Sessions, as reported by "Medical News Today." In comparison with the type 2 diabetes medication glipizide, Januvia was much better at preventing hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, in type 2 diabetes patients needing medicine to control blood sugar. In addition, participants taking Januvia experienced significant weight loss, although the actual amounts were small on average. Some people experience side effects when taking Januvia that could cause weight loss. These effects include excess gas, dia Continue reading >>

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