What is Sitagliptin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Januvia

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Sitagliptin is an antidiabetic agent use in the treatment of noninsulin dependent diabetes as an adjunct to diet and exercise as a single agent or in combination therapy with other antidiabetic agents.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 163 58
Weight gain 2 1
Bowel problems 1 0
Churg-Strauss syndrome 1 0
General health 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 8
Moderate 3
Mild 5
None 48

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sitagliptin

Side effect Patients
Abdominal pain 1
Breathlessness 1
Chronic diarrhea 1
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 1
Indigestion 1

Show all 17 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Sitagliptin

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 18
25 mg daily 9
50 mg daily 7
50 mg twice daily 1
5,000 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Sitagliptin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 19
Did not seem to work 12
Side effects too severe 10
Expense 6
Other 6
Change in health plan coverage 4
Personal research 1
See all 46 patients who've stopped taking Sitagliptin

Duration

Currently taking Sitagliptin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 17
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Sitagliptin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 54
Usually 5
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 54
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 9
< $25 27
Not specified 18

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Sitagliptin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Glucophage) 14
Glipizide (Glipizide ER) 4
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 3
Canagliflozin (Invokana) 1
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) 1

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Sitagliptin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Sitagliptin-metformin (Janumet) 5
Metformin (Glucophage) 4
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 3
Linagliptin (Tradjenta) 3
Liraglutide (Victoza) 2

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

2 patient evaluations for Sitagliptin

Jun 25, 2012 (Started May 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: VA Medical does not cover
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was afraid of getting cancer.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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