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Janumet 50/1000

Janumet Full Prescribing Information, Dosage & Side Effects | MIMS Malaysia

What is Janumet 50/1000?

It is a combination medicine used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is available on Drugstore Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.


It contains Sitagliptin and Metformin as its active ingredients.


It is used in the treatment and control of high blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. By effectively controlling high blood sugar, it helps to prevent other health conditions like Kidney damage, Blindness, Sexual problems, Loss of limbs and Nerve problems, Heart attack, Stroke that may arise as a result of high blood sugar.


This drug should be taken orally according to a doctor’s prescription.

Side Effects

Possible side effects include Weakness, Nausea, Vomiting, Runny nose, Indigestion, Upper respiratory infection, Headache, Diarrhea, Stomach upset, and Metallic taste in the mouth.

Serious side effects include Joint pain, Kidney problems, Symptoms of heart failure, Skin blisters, Tiredness, Swollen feet, Symptoms of pancreatitis, Lactic acidosis, and Unusual weight gain.

It may cause Hypoglycemia or Hyperglycemia if taken with other diabetes medications.


Ensure you let your doctor know if you’re allergic to sitagliptin or metformin. Inform your doctor about any health conditions, do not drive or operate machinery while using this drug and limit alcohol consumption while taking this drug.

If you’re taking birth control pills, ask your doctor about the use of birth control before using this drug.


Inform your doctor about any other drugs you intend to take alongside this drug. Beta-blocker medications help to prevent a fast heartbeat, which is usually a symptom of low blood pressure.

When should I take Janumet 50/1000?

You should take this drug as prescribed by a doctor. 

Is Janumet better than Metformin?

Janumet contains Sitagliptin and Metformin and is, therefore, more effective in controlling blood sugar, than Metformin alone. 

Does Janumet cause Weight gain?

Janumet when taken by itself is unlikely to cause weight gain. Maintaining a healthy weight is an important aspect of controlling blood sugar levels and is good for the heart.

Is Janumet bad for Kidneys?

If you experience lactic acidosis as a side effect, it may lead to other conditions and can be life-threatening. You can take kidney tests while using Janumet. Do not take this drug if you suffer from serious infection or dehydration.

How quickly does Janumet work?

For Janumet to work, it must enter the cells to increase a glucose transporter. This process takes a while and as a result, it might take up to 20 weeks for you to see the effects of this drug.

Does Janumet make you sleepy?

Janumet may cause low blood sugar. Symptoms of low blood sugar include Drowsiness, Headache, Confusion, Hunger, Sweating, Weakness, Dizziness, and Fast heartbeat.

What is the safest diabetic medication?

Metformin is said to be the safest medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

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