Compare Januvia vs. Novolog
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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.
Novolog (insulin aspart) is a fast-acting insulin that provides meal-time blood sugar control. For long-term control, you'll need to take Novolog (insulin aspart) with other medicines to keep your overall blood sugar down.
- 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.
- When used correctly, this medication will l lower blood sugar every time you use it and prevent the harmful, long-term effects of high sugar levels on your organs and blood vessels.
- You can easily change the dose of Novolog (insulin aspart) to fit your individual needs.
- Starting insulin early in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes can maintain your body's insulin-producing cells and slow down disease progression.
- Can use Novolog (insulin aspart) even if you have liver or kidney problems, unlike many other blood sugar-lowering 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.
- Have to take insulin by injection.
- Might have to check your blood sugar multiple times a day, usually before each meal.
- Novolog (insulin aspart) is likely to cause moderate weight gain.
- Higher risk of low blood sugar episodes compared to other kinds of diabetes medications.
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- Abdominal pain2%
- 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
- Life-threatening low blood sugar (Hypoglycemia)
- Insulin dose too high
- Use of other blood sugar lowering medicines
- Poor injection techniques
- Changes in meal pattern or exercise
- Kidney problems
- Liver problems
- Complications due to low potassium
- Use of medications that lower potassium
- Current imbalance of electrolytes
- Severe allergic reactions
- Allergy to insulin