JANUVIA 50mg Tablet 7's

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Drug Information for JANUVIA 50mg Tablet 7's

What is JANUVIA 50mg Tablet used for?

JANUVIA 50mg Tablet is used for the treatment of type-2 diabetes mellitus. This drug should be used in conjunction with proper diet and regular exercise for effective glycaemic control.

JANUVIA 50mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does JANUVIA 50mg Tablet work?

JANUVIA 50mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called oral hypoglycaemic agents. This drug acts by increasing the activity of the incretin in the body. This increases the insulin production and decreases the glucagon release in the body.

How to take JANUVIA 50mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take JANUVIA 50mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug 30 minutes before meals.

If you miss a dose of JANUVIA 50mg Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of JANUVIA 50mg Tablet include the following:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Blurry vision
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Increased sweating
  • Seizures
  • Tremors
  • Unusual weakness

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with JANUVIA 50mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with JANUVIA 50mg Tablet include the following:

  • Bexarotene
  • Ethanol
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Ivacaftor

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of JANUVIA 50mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of JANUVIA 50mg Tablet:

  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Headache
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased hunger
  • Increased sweating
  • Increased thirst
  • Joint pain
  • Peripheral oedema
  • Upper respiratory tract infections

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Blurry vision
  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • Pale and dry skin
  • Seizures

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking JANUVIA 50mg Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to JANUVIA 50mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of JANUVIA 50mg Tablet.
  • Be cautious while taking JANUVIA 50mg Tablet if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.

You are advised not to take JANUVIA 50mg Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • The foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking JANUVIA 50mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of hypertension, hepatic and renal disorders.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify the doctor if you have any history of allergic reaction with the usage of JANUVIA 50mg Tablet.
  • If you have to undergo any surgery or medical procedure, you must inform the doctor about the usage of JANUVIA 50mg Tablet.
  • Notify the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about JANUVIA 50mg Tablet

  1. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking JANUVIA 50mg Tablet?
  2. Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking JANUVIA 50mg Tablet tablet, as it may worsen the side effects of the drug.

  3. Is it safe to alter the dose of JANUVIA 50mg Tablet?
  4. Do not change the dose of JANUVIA 50mg Tablet tablet without consulting the doctor. Altering the dose of the drug may increase the risk of side effects.

  5. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking JANUVIA 50mg Tablet?
  6. A regular monitoring of your blood sugar levels is advised while using JANUVIA 50mg Tablet tablet.

  7. Can I use JANUVIA 50mg Tablet tablet to treat type 1 diabetes?
  8. JANUVIA 50mg Tablet tablet is not prescribed for patients who have type 1 diabetes. Please consult your doctor.


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