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Janumet (metformin, Sitagliptin)

What is Janumet used for? Janumet tablets are licensed for use in people with type 2 diabetes whose blood sugar is not controlled by the maximum tolerated dose of metformin alone, or who are already taking metformin and sitagliptin as separate tablets. They are also licensed for use in combination with a sulphonylurea (eg gliclazide) or a glitazone (eg pioglitazone), when one of these combined with metformin has not controlled blood sugar well enough. Janumet tablets may also be used in combination with insulin. How does Janumet work? Janumet tablets contain two active ingredients, metformin and sitagliptin. Metformin is a type of antidiabetic medicine known as a biguanide. It works in a number of ways to decrease the amount of sugar in the blood. Firstly, it reduces the amount of sugar produced by cells in the liver. Secondly, it increases the sensitivity of muscle cells to insulin. This enables these cells to remove sugar from the blood more effectively. Finally, it also delays absorption of sugar from the intestines into the bloodstream after eating. Sitagliptin is a type of antidiabetic medicine known as a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor. It helps to reduce blood sugar Continue reading >>

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  1. peedeem

    I have been taking Lipitor 10mg for probably 10 years now. As prescribed by my doctor, I took 1 every night when going to bed. Last week at my 6 month visit, I mentioned to him that sometimes I forget to take it when going to bed, so would it be OK to take it in the morning with the rest of my medications, and he said it should be OK to do so. I haven't noticed any changes yet. The other drugs I take in the morning are Metformin, Altace, Atenolol, Norvasc, and a coated asprin. My question is: Is it BETER to take the Lipitor at bedtime on its own, or taking it in the morning with the other meds?

  2. SusieO

    Welcome Peedeem; I am not trying to sound rude or snotty by any means, but in my opinion there is no safe or good time to take Lipitor. If you read the posts on this forum 90% of us have sustained damage from a statin drug and we no longer take them.
    I hope Lipitor is working for you and wish you all the best. Maybe someone else will be able to answer your question or you may want to ask your pharmacist.

  3. peedeem

    Thanks for your reply SusiO. Your opinion is definitely not rude or snotty. I will read through more of the posts on here, but, according to blood tests my cholesterol has been normal for the past 5-6 years, so I plan on continuing with it. Funny thing just happened: My wife was making cheese, cucumber, and lettuce sandwiches for us. The cheese had some mold on one end of it. She asked me if I checked the date on the package when we purchased it a couple of weeks ago, and I told her it was January 2008. She immediately went to the garbage where she had tossed the packaging, looked at it and said "You can take Lipitor!". I had just told her about reading that Lipitor causes memory loss.

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