Compare Janumet vs. Januvia
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Janumet is a combination of two anti-diabetic medicines that work better together, but is available as brand only.
Januvia (sitagliptin) is a good add-on treatment if your blood sugars are not controlled and you don't want to use an injectable medicine.
- This 2-in-1 combination can lower the number of pills you have to take daily.
- Lowers A1c (average blood sugar over time) up to 2.5%.
- Available in extended and immediate release forms to allow better control of your blood sugar.
- Doesn't increase your appetite unlike other anti-diabetic medicines.
- Does not cause hypoglycemia or very low blood sugar.
- Oral blood sugar-lowering medicine.
- Januvia (sitagliptin) is not linked to worsening heart failure like other medicines in its class.
- Uses the hormones naturally produced by your body to affect how sugar is processed.
- It is less likely to cause weight gain and low blood sugar compared to other diabetes medicines.
- Available as brand name only and may be expensive.
- Metformin component usually causes upset stomach.
- Sitagliptin component may increase your risk for throat infections and inflammation of pancreas.
- Not appropriate for those with poor kidney function.
- Lowers A1c (average blood sugar over time) by less than 1%.
- Available as brand version only.
- Some people might get frequent cold-like symptoms.
- Rare but serious side effects include pancreatitis and severe joint pain.
- Extended release
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- Common cold5%
- Abdominal pain2%
- Excess lactic acid in the blood
...and 5 more risk factors
- Death from inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
History of pancreatitis
...and 4 more risk factors
- Kidney damage
Pre-existing kidney damage
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Taking medicines for diabetes