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Sitagliptin Brand Name

Sitagliptin Brand Name


Medications containing sitagliptin:

Drug class(es): dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors

Sitagliptin systemic is used in the treatment of:

  • Diabetes, Type 2

Sitagliptin (Januvia) is an expensive drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. A generic version of Januvia may become available in 2022. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.

Uses of Sitagliptin

Sitagliptin is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Side Effects of Sitagliptin

Pancreatitis. Serious side effects have occurred with sitagliptin use including inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) which may be severe and lead to death. Stop taking sitagliptin and call your doctor right away if you have pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that is severe and will not go away. The pain may be felt going from your abdomen through to your back. The pain may happen with or without vomiting.

  • headache
  • drowsiness
  • weakness
  • dizziness
  • confusion
  • irritability
  • hunger
  • fast heart beat
  • sweating
  • feeling jittery

Serious allergic reactions. If you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, stop taking sitagliptin and call your doctor right away. Your doctor may give you a medicine for your allergic reaction and prescribe a different medicine for your diabetes.

Sitagliptin Precautions

If you experience severe and persistent joint pain, contact your doctor right away. Do not stop taking your medication. Your doctor will decide if your medication is the possible cause of severe  joint pain and will discontinue the drug if appropriate.

Do not take sitagliptin if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in sitagliptin.

Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction to sitagliptin may include:

  • rash
  • raised red patches on your skin (hives)
  • swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat that may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  • Tell your doctor if you have or have had inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis).

Tell your doctor if you have kidney problems or any other medical conditions.

Sitagliptin Dosage

Take sitagliptin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. Your doctor will determine the best dose for you.

The recommended dose of sitagliptin is 100 mg once daily with or without food. Dosage adjustment is recommended for patients with moderate or severe renal (kidney) insufficiency or end-stage renal disease.

Sitagliptin Overdose

If you take too much sitagliptin (more than the prescribed amount), call your local Poison Control Center right away.

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