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Januvia 50mg Tablet

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Januvia 50mg Tablet

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Januvia FC tab 50mg is made from the following ingredient:-

  • Sitagliptin phosphate 50mg 

The outcome resulted from taking Januvia FC tab 50mg are subjected to the intention of using it and the appropriate dosage of the medication consumed. It is advisable to take this medication with meal or immediately after eating. The drug should be strictly taken as per prescribed dosage by the doctor.

Please check the expiry date and prescription details mentioned on this packaging of 28 tablets. 

It is manufactured by Merck Sharp & Dohme. 
How to use Januvia FC tab 50mg?
Swallow the tablet in one go and do not chew it. Consume according to the dose prescribed by your doctor.

  • Patients with kidney problems and liver disease need to consult with a doctor before consuming Januvia FC tab 50mg.
  • The dosage should be taken as advised by the doctor. Keep enough gap between two dosages.
  • The duration of time for this drug to give an effect is based on the intended use and dosage of medicine consumed. If there is no relief from the symptoms, please talk to a doctor for an alternative solution.

General advice for Januvia FC tab 50mg:

  • You need the doctor’s prescription to this medication. 
  • Do not give this medication to someone you feel has a similar symptoms. Similarly, do not consume this medication on the advice from a friend or family. 
  • Please ensure the expiry date on the package or with the pharmacist before purchasing the medication.
  • Make sure to keep Januvia FC tab 50mg in a room temperature environment and avoid direct exposure to heat & sunlight
  • Januvia FC tab 50mg only provides a temporary relief from certain symptoms and is not the definitive cure. 
  • Discontinue Januvia FC tab 50mg or inform your doctor if any rashes or other side effects occur.
  • This medication has several uses as well as side effects. Januvia FC tab 50mg users are advised to avoid jumping into conclusions without reading the information about the medication thoroughly.

Please consult a doctor especially before taking Januvia FC tab 50mg. If you have any of the following conditions & contraindications:-
  • Allergy to Januvia FC tab 50mg or any of its components
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • It is not recommended for children & Neonates. Please keep it out of reach from them
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnancy 

Please stop using this medication if you are experiencing these symptoms and conditions.

Januvia FC tab 50mg Drug Interactions

Drug to drug interaction reaction of Januvia FC tab 50mg varies from a person to another person. It is advisable to check with your doctor about all the possible drug interactions before starting the medication.

This is an incomprehensive list of drug-to-drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Januvia FC tab 50mg function. Do inform your doctor about all your current medications prior to consuming this drug. 

Keep the following precautions in mind as well:-
  • Avoid excess exposure to sunlight
  • Avoid this medicine for a longer use
  • Alcohol might affect your liver if it is taken with this medication
  • Tell your doctor if you have any other diseases or if you are taking any other medication
  • Do not discontinue the prescribed course
Alcohol Warning (Not Advisable)
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Januvia 50mg Tablet. Alcohol can affect the blood sugar level therefore either hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia can occur. Furthermore, it can affect the pancreas which is the site of insulin production, which in turn worsen the diabetic control.

Pregnancy Warning (B)
Animal studies have shown the toxic effects at high doses on the foetuses. Due to the lack of human data, it is not recommended to use during pregnancy. Thus, please consult your doctor for more details.

Breastfeeding Warning (Limited Data)
No academic reports explaining the use of Januvia 50mg Tablet during human lactation are available at the moment. Hence it is recommended to not use during breastfeeding.

Driving Warning (Safe)
Januvia 50mg Tablet usually does not affect the ability to drive. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Kidney Warning (Use With Care)
No dose adjustment is needed for mild renal impairment patients. However, if the glomerular filtration rate is lower than 60 mL/min, dose adjustment may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver Warning (Limited information)
No dose adjustments needed in mild to moderate liver impairment whereas there are no studies on Januvia 50mg Tablet use in severe liver impairment. However, Januvia 50mg Tablet is primarily eliminated in the kidneys, so it is effects on severe liver impairment are expected to be safe.

Apart from the list of Januvia FC tab 50mg uses, there could be certain side-effects associated with the usage of the medication. Please refer to the list below:-
  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Nausea
  3. Vomiting
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Dyspepsia
  6. Flatulence
  7. Hypoglycemia
  8. Headache
  9. upper respiratory tract infection

While some these symptoms are more common, there are a few rare symptoms that could also occur. If you are feeling any other symptoms (whether it is mentioned in the above list or not), please consult with a doctor immediately. Please, consult with a doctor if you are having rashes or blurry visions. Report if you experience any other symptoms as the above list may not be exhaustive. These symptoms become more prominent as when one is undergoing a long term therapy with this medication. 

Headache, Dizziness, GI disturbances, Upper respiratory tract infection, Hypoglycaemia, Joint/Muscle ache

1. What should I do when I missed a dose of Januvia FC tab 50mg?

If you have missed a dose by chance, try to consume it as soon as possible when you notice. If the time to your next dosage is close, simply skip the medicine. In such cases, try to not double the dosage. 

2. I  think I have accidentally overdosed from the prescribed quantity of Januvia FC tab 50mg. Do I need to see a doctor?

If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Januvia FC tab 50mg, please talk to a physician immediately as overdosage more than the prescribed quantity might lead to undesirable side-effects. 

3. Am I allowed to drink alcohol after taking Januvia FC tab 50mg?

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended with Januvia FC tab 50mg. The resulting interaction between this medication with alcohol may raise the risk of side effects occurrence. In any case, do not consume more than 90 mL a day.

4. Will the consumption of Januvia FC tab 50mg affect the child that I am bearing?

The use of Januvia FC tab 50mg is not recommended in pregnancy. You’re advised to consult an obstetrician for detailed information before start consuming this drug. Pregnant women can weigh the pros and cons of the drug with the help of a doctor before it is used.

5. I am currently nursing my baby. Is it safe to use Januvia FC tab 50mg during breastfeeding or lactation?

Januvia FC tab 50mg should not be used during breastfeeding or lactation. You’re advised to consult an obstetrician for detailed information before start consuming this drug. Lactating mother can weigh the pros and cons of the drug with the help of a doctor before it is used.

6. Am I able to drive when I consume Januvia FC tab 50mg?

Not recommended. Januvia FC tab 50mg might make you feel drowsy and calm. It can also impair thinking temporarily. Moreover, it can also cause blurred vision. It is considered unsafe to drive when you feel such symptoms.

7. What should I do if I mistakenly took an expired dose of Januvia FC tab 50mg?

Consuming an expired dose of Januvia FC tab 50mg by accident might not be harmful but do consult your physician for advice just to be safe in this matter. 

8. Can you explain on the safety of the usage of Januvia FC tab 50mg?

Januvia FC tab 50mg is safe to use if taken in the prescribed dosage as suggested by the physician.

9. Do I have to gradually reduce the dosage of Januvia FC tab 50mg or can it be stopped abruptly? 
There are some drugs that cannot be stopped immediately as it can have some withdrawal symptoms. Consult with your doctor regarding the usage of the medication as well as withdrawal symptoms, if any.

10. In a day, how many times should I take Januvia FC tab 50mg?

The dosage and frequency of Januvia FC tab 50mg is based on your condition. Use the drug as instructed by your doctor. You can also follow the instruction that has been printed on the product insert.

Administration Route
Mechanism of Action
Januvia 50mg Tablet is a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitor which will prolong active incretin levels. Incretin helps to regulate glucose homeostasis by increasing insulin synthesis and decreasing glucagon secretion. This will reduce the HbA1c level and helps achieve blood glucose control.

Information last updated on: : Wed May 20 2020 15:31:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) 4.9

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Januvia 50mg Tablet is available in many areas in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, Titiwangsa, Setiawangsa, Wangsa Maju, Kepong, Segambut, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Mont Kiara, Puchong, Bandar Sunway, TTDI, Seri Kembangan, Klang, Bukit Tinggi, Damansara, Sentul, Penang, George Town, Jelutong, Gelugor, Bayan Baru, Bandar Baru Air Itam, Sungai Ara, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, Perai, Johor Bahru, Skudai, Bukit Indah, Gelang Patah, Senai, Pasir Gudang, Taman Daya, Taman Molek, Taman Perling, Tebrau, Danga Bay, Larkin, Nusajaya, Pontian, Masai, Setia Tropika, Desaru, Tampoi.

Januvia 50mg Tablet is available at many places in Singapore. Ang Mo Kio, Alexandra, Admiralty, Bedok, Bishan, Bukit Batok, Bukit Merah, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Boat Quay, Buona Vista, Beach Road, Bugis, Balestier, Boon Lay, Central Area, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Chinatown, Commonwealt, City Hall, Clarke Quay, Changi Airport, Changi Village, Clementi Park, Dairy Farm, Eunos, East Coast, Farrer Park, Geylang, Hougang, Harbourfront, Holland, Jurong, Jurong East, Jurong West, Kallang/ Whampoa, Lim Chu Kang, Marine Parade, Marina, Macpherson, Mandai, Newton, Novena, Orchard, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Potong Pasir, Paya Lebar, Queenstown, Raffles Place, Rochor, River Valley, Sembawang, Sengkang, Serangoon, Serangoon Rd, Seletar, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Tanjong Pagar, Telok Blangah, Tanglin, Thomson, Tuas, Tengah, Upper East Coast, Upper Bukit Timah, Upper Thomson, Woodlands, West Coast, Yishun, Yio Chu Kang.

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