What is Janumet?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Sitagliptin-metformin

Brand name for the combination of sitagliptin and metformin used in the management of noninsulin dependent for patients not adequately controlled on metformin or sitagliptin alone and as an adjunct to diet and exercise.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 54 19
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 5 2
Doctor recommendation 4 1
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 1
Moderate 2
Mild 6
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Janumet

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 3
Decreased appetite 1
Headaches 1
Nausea 1
Reactive hypoglycemia 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Janumet

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

Why patients stopped taking Janumet

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 5
Did not seem to work 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Janumet

Duration

Currently taking Janumet

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Janumet

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 17
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 6
< $25 5
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Janumet after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Metformin ER) 11
Sitagliptin (Januvia) 3
Insulin NPH (Novolin N) 1
Insulin Regular (Humulin R) 1

Patients stopped taking Janumet and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Metformin ER) 2
Liraglutide (Victoza) 1
Sitagliptin (Januvia) 1
Last updated:

2 patient evaluations for Janumet

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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