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What is Januvia?

Januvia (sitagliptin phosphate) is a once-daily oral diabetes treatment that helps to control blood sugar levels by regulating insulin levels produced by the body after eating. It comes in the form of a 100mg tablet that is clinically proven FDA approved medication used for treating type 2 diabetes. Both men and women, above the age of 18, with type 2 diabetes can but this highly effective treatment online.

How does Januvia work?

The active substance in Januvia, sitagliptin, works by increasing the amount of 'incretin' hormones in the body. These hormones are usually released straight after a meal and are used by the body to encourage the pancreas to produce insulin. This is when sitagliptin becomes effective. It will force the pancreas to produce more insulin when glucose levels are high in the blood and will also decrease the amount of sugar produced in the liver. This process effectively controls type 2 diabetes.

What are the benefits of Januvia?

A number of benefits can be experienced when taking Januvia (sitagliptin).

  • Many studies have shown that Januvia boosts the body's own ability to lower particularly high levels of sugar in the blood
  • Januvia can be used in combination with other anti diabetes medications, such as metformin, sulphonylurea and thiazolidinedione. This makes it a versatile medication that can be adjusted to suit your requirements
  • Januvia acts as an alternative treatment for individuals with blood sugar levels that can't be controlled by changes to their diet, exercise or by taking Metformin
  • Controlling high blood sugar helps to prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function issues. Using Januvia to effectively control and treat diabetes can also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke
  • Januvia controls blood sugar levels without causing the patient to lose weight

How to take Januvia and what dosages are available

The recommended dosage of Januvia (sitagliptin) will be prescribed at 100mg to be taken once a day. This is currently the only available dosage we have to offer at HealthExpress. However, in some circumstances, the dosage will vary if you are taking Januvia alongside other anti-diabetic medications and your doctor or the online consultation will be able to advise you further. In addition, for patients who have moderately or severely decreased kidney function, the dose of Januvia will be reduced.

In all cases, you should never take two doses of Januvia on the same day. Remember to check the usage instructions, which can be found on the packaging of the medication. Januvia can be taken with or without food, but you should follow the doctor's instructions. Januvia is at it's most effective when taken as part of a complete treatment program, including exercise, diet, weight control, and regular blood sugar testing.

Who can take Januvia?

Januvia has been clinically tested and is FDA approved therefore it is a safe medication, as well as an effective one. However, there are still certain groups who may not be prescribed this treatment. If you have certain kidney and liver problems or if you are currently undertaking haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, you may be advised away from this medication. To learn more about the precautions for Januvia, please look at the appropriate section below. Otherwise, if you are a male or female above the age of 18 with type 2 diabetes, you can be prescribed this treatment after completing a simple online consultation.

What are the side effects of Januvia?

Everyone has different reactions to medications so it is often difficult to predict any side effects. The more common side effects associated with Januvia include:

  • Headaches, joint problems and painful extremities

Other side effects that are even less common include constipation and dizziness. In most cases, these will disappear once your body has become accustomed to the treatment, but if you feel unwell and this persists, you should inform your doctor as soon as possible.

What are the precautions for Januvia?

There are a variety of precautions that must be considered before taking Januvia, in order to ensure your safety. These include:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients found within Januvia pills, please refrain from using the treatment
  • Avoid taking the treatment if you have a history of kidney disease, pancreas disease (pancreatitis), or stones in your gallbladder (gallstones)
  • Januvia can lead to dizziness or blurred vision as a side effect, therefore you shouldn't drive, use machinery, or partake in any activity requiring a high level of alertness whilst taking the treatment
  • Alcohol intake should be limited whilst using Januvia as it can increase the risk of developing low blood sugar
  • If you are pregnant, this treatment should only be used if absolutely necessary. This should be discussed with a doctor before buying Januvia

How can I buy Januvia online safely?

Januvia (sitagliptin) tablets can be purchased online from HealthExpress by beginning your quick and easy online consultation. Your consultation will be reviewed by one of our doctors who will assess your suitability regarding the severity of your particular symptoms and the dosage available. If your consultation is approved, you will be able to buy this medication, safely and securely, along with other treatments that are suitable for your condition.

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