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Home » Medication List » Janumet Coupon, Costs, How to get it, Side Effects, a Guide
The average out-of-pocket cost for Janumet is around $597 for 60 tablets. This price may vary depending on your insurance coverage and the pharmacy you go to.
Janumet coupons may also be available to many patients. However, even with a drug coupon, you may still be paying too much.
Patients can get their Janumet medication through Prescription Hope for just $50 a month. Although Prescription Hope is not a Janumet coupon, individuals looking for a Janumet coupon can save more through Prescription Hope!
Is there a generic version of Janumet available?
When it comes to purchasing your prescription medications, consult your healthcare provider.
Janumet is a prescription drug that contains two medications – sitagliptin (Januvia) and metformin hydrochloride. It is used along with diet and exercise to control high blood sugar levels in those that have type 2 diabetes.
Janumet is also available as an extended-release medicine under the name Janumet XR and contains the extended-release form of metformin.
Sitagliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor that works by increasing incretins. Incretins are natural substances that help control blood sugar levels by increasing insulin production, particularly after meals. They also limit the amount of glucose produced by the liver.
Metformin helps the body respond properly to insulin and decreases the amount of glucose produced by the liver.
Janumet also contains other active ingredients such as:
The tablet film coating of Janumet contains the following inactive ingredients:
Janumet should always be taken exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed it. It is usually taken by mouth two times a day with meals. It is recommended that you drink plenty of water when taking this medication.
The manufacturer of Janumet recommends that you never break, split, or chew the drug tablet.
The dose you are given will be based specifically on your condition and response to treatment. However, your dose should never exceed the maximum for each medication contained in Janumet – 100 mg sitagliptin and 2000 mg metformin.
Janumet Dosage and Administration
Janumet XR Dosage and Administration
Your healthcare provider may start you on a dose lower than what is expected in the beginning to test your tolerance to the drug. They may then gradually increase your dose until your blood glucose is adequately controlled. Gradually increasing your dose can also help reduce side effects.
Administering Janumet with food can help prevent gastrointestinal side effects.
Patients that make changes to their lifestyles, such as their diet and exercise, should consult their healthcare provider and carefully monitor their blood sugar. In some cases, your dose may need to be adjusted.
Janumet is contraindicated in patients with:
Before taking Janumet, notify your healthcare provider if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
This medication is not indicated for treating patients with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Metformin, which is contained in Janumet, can cause a rare but serious condition known as lactic acidosis (lactic acid buildup in the blood). This is a medical condition that can be life-threatening and needs to be treated at the hospital. Immediate discontinue Janumet and call your healthcare provider if you experience any of the following symptoms:
You may have a higher chance of developing lactic acidosis with Janumet if:
Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) is another condition that can occur in those that take Janumet. This condition can be severe and life-threatening in some cases. Certain preexisting medical problems may make you more susceptible to this condition. Notify your healthcare provider if you have ever had pancreatitis. Discontinue Janumet and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe abdominal pain.
Before taking Janumet, talk to your healthcare provider about the history of your medical conditions, especially if you have or ever had severe breathing problems (asthma, COPD, etc.), blood problems (anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency), kidney or liver disease, disease of the pancreas (pancreatitis), or gallstones.
Let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. Janumet should only be taken during pregnancy when it is clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits of taking this medication during pregnancy with your healthcare provider.
Consult your healthcare provider before breastfeeding while taking Janumet. Some ingredients in the drug may pass through breast milk in small amounts.
The most common side effects of Janumet may include:
Some individuals that take DPP-4 inhibitors may develop joint pain that can be severe, or a skin reaction called bullous pemphigoid. Bullous pemphigoid can be serious and may require treatment at a hospital. Notify your healthcare provider if you begin to develop blister or erosion of the skin.
Taking metformin for long periods can cause a decrease in the vitamin B12 levels in your blood, especially if you have had vitamin B12 deficiency before. Your healthcare provider may perform blood tests to monitor your vitamin B12 levels.
Janumet should be stored at 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C) and out of the reach of children at all times. Also, make sure the medication is stored in an airtight container if the package is removed.
Drug interactions can increase your risk of having serious side effects or may change how certain medications work. Always let your healthcare provider know about all other medications you are taking, including other prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.
Beta-blockers may mask some of the symptoms of low blood sugar, such as having a fast or pounding heartbeat.
Taking Janumet with insulin or other glucose-lowering drugs can increase your risk of having hypoglycemia. Always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions when taking your medications, especially if you have to combine prescription drugs.
There are multiple other drugs on the market that can affect your blood sugar control. Talk to your healthcare provider about starting, stopping, or changing medications if your blood sugar is not easily controlled with your current treatment.
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