Sitagliptin

 
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Without a Prescription

Sitagliptin is prescribed for use as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Sitagliptin is prescribed in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus to improve glycemic control.

Sitagliptin is prescribed along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Sitagliptin decreases the amount of sugar made by the body.
Sitagliptin helps to improve the levels of insulin produced by your own body after a meal.
Sitagliptin is unlikely to cause your blood sugar to be lowered to a dangerous level because it does not work when your blood sugar is low.
Sitagliptin lowers blood sugar between meals.
Sitagliptin lowers blood sugar when blood sugar is high especially after a meal.

Sitagliptin is prescribed alone or with other drugs to control high blood sugar along with a proper diet and exercise program.

Sitagliptin is prescribed to patients that suffer from Type II diabetes.

Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent:
- Sexual function problems;
- Nerve problems;
- Loss of limbs;
- Kidney damage;
- Blindness;

Sitagliptin is prescribed in people with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes.

Dosage

Ask your pharmacist to tell you the correct dose of Sitagliptin that suits you best.

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include:
- Agitation;
- Fainting;
- Seizures;
- Unexplained heavy sweating;
- Very fast heartbeat;
- Vision changes;

Side Effects

Side effects may include:
- Allergic reaction;
- Blistering or peeling;
- Breathing difficulties;
- Chills;
- Cold sweat;
- Confusion;
- Diarrhea;
- Dizziness;
- Drowsiness;
- Fainting;
- Fast heartbeat;
- Fever;
- Flushing;
- Fruity breath odor;
- Headaches;
- Hives or rashes;
- Hunger;
- Increased urination;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Loss of appetite;
- Nausea;
- Persistent nausea/vomiting;
- Rapid breathing;
- Rash;
- Severe dizziness;
- Severe skin reddening;
- Severe stomach/abdominal/back pain;
- Shaking;
- Signs of pancreatitis;
- Skin blisters/peeling;
- Sore throat;
- Stomach discomfort;
- Stuffy nose;
- Stuffy or runny nose and sore throat;
- Swelling of the face tongue or mouth;
- Thirst;
- Tightness in the chest;
- Tingling of the hands or feet;
- Trouble breathing;
- Upper respiratory infection;
- Upper respiratory tract infections;
- Weakness;

Brand Names

Other synonyms:
- MK-0431;
- Sitagliptan;
- Sitagliptin;
- Sitagliptin phosphate;
- Xelevia;

Contraindications

Sitagliptin is contraindicated if you:
- Are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed;
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant because Sitagliptin may not be right for you;

Sitagliptin is contraindicated if you have:
- Any allergies;
- Diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine);
- Kidney problems;
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus;
Without Prescription (2017)