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 2 150 52
hard to control blood sugars 19 7
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 7
Moderate 3
Mild 5
None 42

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sitagliptin

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

Show all 16 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Sitagliptin

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 23
50 mg daily 7
25 mg daily 6

Why patients stopped taking Sitagliptin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 14
Did not seem to work 11
Side effects too severe 7
Expense 6
Other 5
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 1
See all 36 patients who’ve stopped taking Sitagliptin

Duration

Currently taking Sitagliptin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Sitagliptin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 50
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 48
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 8
< $25 23
Not specified 17

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Sitagliptin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Glucophage) 8
Glipizide (Glipizide ER) 2
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 2
Canagliflozin (Invokana) 1
Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) 1

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Sitagliptin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Linagliptin (Tradjenta) 3
Metformin (Glucophage) 3
Sitagliptin-metformin (Janumet) 3
Liraglutide (Victoza) 2
Canagliflozin (Invokana) 1

Show all 13 treatments patients report switching to

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2 patient evaluations for Sitagliptin

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derrylmilburn
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derrylmilburn
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 66
Condition: Diabetes Type 2
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

See derrylmilburn's full Sitagliptin history

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
motherg00se
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motherg00se
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 54
Condition: Diabetes Type 2 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Diabetes Type 2

See motherg00se's full Sitagliptin history

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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