Compare Januvia vs. glyburide
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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.
Diabeta (glyburide) is a good oral anti-diabetic medicine, but can cause hypoglycemia or 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 an oral tablet.
- Lowers your A1c (average blood sugar over time) up to 2%.
- Available in generic version.
- Available in single pill combination with other anti-diabetic medicines.
- 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.
- More likely to cause hypoglycemia or low blood sugar than other types of oral anti-diabetics.
- You will have to check your blood sugar often when you first start taking it.
- Can cause weight gain (about 2 to 3 pounds).
- Not ideal for elderly or those with poor kidney function.
- May not work as well for those with severe diabetes and when pancreas cannot produce insulin.
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- Abdominal pain2%
- Nausea and heartburn2%
- Skin allergies2%
- Death from inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
- History of pancreatitis
- High blood triglyceride levels
- Gallstones (stones in gallbladder)
- History of alchoholism
- Kidney problems
- Serious allergic reactions
- Kidney damage
- Pre-existing kidney damage
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Taking medicines for diabetes
- Severe joint pain and swelling
- Low blood sugar
- Over age 65
- Kidney problems
- Use of other blood sugar lowering medicines
- Intense physical activity
- Severe allergic reactions
- History of sulfa allergies