Why was Januvia taken off the market?

Lawsuit documents reveal that doctors prescribed Januvia to the husband in 2007 to control his Type II diabetes symptoms to enjoy his day-to-day existence. He stopped taking the medication in October 2010 after learning he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Why is Januvia bad for you?

The most common side effects of JANUVIA are upper respiratory tract infection, stuffy or runny nose and sore throat, and headache. Before you take JANUVIA, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions. JANUVIA can cause serious side effects, including pancreatitis, which may be severe and lead to death.

Is Januvia bad for your kidneys?

Kidney effects No clinical studies have linked the use of Januvia to kidney problems. But some people have reported kidney problems after taking Januvia, including kidney failure.

What is the difference between metformin and Januvia?

Metformin and Januvia, a DPP-4 inhibitor, target different areas of the body: metformin decreases glucose production by the liver and Januvia increases insulin secretion by the pancreas, both acting in different ways against hyperglycemia. We’ve heard from doctors that the drugs work better together.

Can Januvia affect eyesight?

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.

Can you take Metformin and Januvia together?

No interactions were found between Januvia and metformin. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist.

Does Januvia make you pee a lot?

Symptoms of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) include thirst, increased urination, confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, and fruity breath odor. If these symptoms occur, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication(s).

Should I take metformin and Januvia at the same time?

How long before you see results from Januvia?

Key Points. The effect of Januvia (generic name: sitagliptin) on your blood sugar levels may begin quickly, within the first 1 to 2 weeks. You may start to see your blood sugar drop after just a few doses. However, Januvia is a drug used over the long-term for type 2 diabetes.

Does Januvia cause leg pain?

FDA: Diabetes Drugs Such as Januvia, Others Linked to Severe Joint Pain. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that Type 2 diabetes drugs in the Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors class may cause severe joint pain. A new warning will be added to the labels of all drugs in the class, said the FDA.

Can Januvia cause frequent urination?

Januvia (sitagliptin) does not have an effect on how often you urinate like other medications, such as diuretics (water pill). If you have diabetes, you should always talk to your provider if you notice you need to urinate more often; this can be a sign of high blood sugar.