Compare Precose vs. Janumet

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Precose
(acarbose)

Janumet
(sitagliptin / metformin)

Coming soon.Lowers your blood sugar. Janumet is a combination of two anti-diabetic medicines that work better together, but is available as brand only.
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Best available price for 90 (25mg) tablets of acarbose
Coupons for Janumet
Best available price for 60 (50mg/1000mg) tablets of janumet
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Have you used Precose (acarbose)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Janumet
46%
+54% better vs. Precose
38%
+62% better vs. Precose
15%
+15% better vs. Precose
Have you used Janumet (sitagliptin / metformin)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Side effects
PrecoseJanumet

We haven’t found good data for Precose side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Precose »
  • Low blood sugar 15%
  • Diarrhea 4%
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 1%
  • Headache 3%
More Janumet side effects »
How it works
PrecoseJanumet
Coming soon.Janumet (sitagliptin / metformin) is a combination of two anti-diabetic medicines. Metformin lowers the amount of sugar your body produces, and sitagliptin enhances the release of insulin.
Type of medication
PrecoseJanumet
Prescription only
Available as
PrecoseJanumet
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for
PrecoseJanumet
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
PrecoseJanumet
    Coming soon.
    • Kidney problems
    • Liver problems
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Using contrast dye for procedures
    • Surgery
    Detailed Janumet (sitagliptin / metformin) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Food
    PrecoseJanumet
    No food related info.
    • Take with food to avoid upset stomach with diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
    Kidneys and liver
    PrecoseJanumet
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • Not appropriate for those with poor kidney function.
    Upsides and benefits
    PrecoseJanumet
    Coming soon
    • 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.
    Downsides and risks
    PrecoseJanumet
    Coming soon
    • 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.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    PrecoseJanumet
    Coming soon
    • Take with food to avoid upset stomach with diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
    • May cause headaches and cold-like symptoms.
    • Tell your doctor about any deep or rapid breathing, or persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.
    • Can be expensive depending on insurance coverage.
    • Check your blood sugar regularly.
    Learn more
    More about PrecoseSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
    Have you used Precose (acarbose)?
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