What is Sitagliptin-metformin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Janumet Janumet XR Velmetia

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The combination of sitagliptin and metformin is used in the management of noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus in patients not adequately controlled on metformin or sitagliptin alone. It is also used as an adjunct to diet and exercise.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 79 36
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 6 3
Doctor recommendation 5 2
General health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 2
Mild 11
None 21

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sitagliptin-metformin

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 4
Upset stomach 3
Headaches 2
Abdominal pain 1
Decreased appetite 1
Dehydration 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Sitagliptin-metformin

Dosage Patients
1,000-50 mg twice daily 7
1,000-50 mg daily 2
500-50 mg twice daily 2
2 x 1,000-50 mg daily 2
500-50 mg daily 1
500 mg-50 mg daily 1
1,000-100 mg daily 1
1,000 mg-50 mg daily 1
850 mg twice daily 1
1,000 mg-50 mg twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Sitagliptin-metformin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 7
Did not seem to work 3
Side effects too severe 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See all 12 patients who've stopped taking Sitagliptin-metformin

Duration

Currently taking Sitagliptin-metformin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Sitagliptin-metformin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 31
Usually 5
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 29
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 10
< $25 9
Not specified 14

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Sitagliptin-metformin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Glucophage) 20
Sitagliptin (Januvia) 5
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) 1
Insulin NPH (Novolin N) 1
Insulin Regular (Humulin R) 1

Patients stopped taking Sitagliptin-metformin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Glucophage) 2
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) 1
Liraglutide (Victoza) 1
Sitagliptin (Januvia) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Sitagliptin-metformin

Sep 1, 2016 (Started Jun 20, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, decreased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500-50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Well controlled sugar, and loose a few pounds.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 16, 2010 (Started Mar 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Severe (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: I have even lost weight taking this. Blood sugars are going down.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: diarrhea

  • 0 helpful marks
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