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Composition FOR ISTAVEL

Sitagliptin(25mg)

food interaction for ISTAVEL

alcohol interaction for ISTAVEL

pregnancy interaction for ISTAVEL

lactation interaction for ISTAVEL

medicine interaction for ISTAVEL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Istavel 25 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking Sitagliptin with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Istavel 25 mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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    Sitagliptin(25mg)

    Uses

    Istavel 25 mg tablet is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes

    How it works

    Istavel 25 mg tablet increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

    Common side effects

    Headache, Upper respiratory tract infection, Hypoglycaemia (fall in blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Nasopharyngitis

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR ISTAVEL 25 MG TABLET

    Patients taking ISTAVEL 25 MG TABLET

    • 62%
      Once A Day
    • 38%
      Twice A Day

    SUBSTITUTES FOR ISTAVEL

    1 Substitutes
    1 Substitutes
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    • JANUVIA 25 MG TABLET
      (7 tablets in strip)
      MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 34.10/tablet
      Tablet
      Rs. 238.72
      same price

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    Expert advice FOR ISTAVEL

    • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. A planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines.
    • Notify your doctor if you have or ever had:
      • A disease of the pancreas (such as pancreatitis).
      • Gallstones, alcohol dependency or very high levels of triglycerides (a form of fat found in blood) in your blood. These medical conditions can increase your chance of getting pancreatitis.
      • Type 1 diabetes.
      • Diabetic ketoacidosis (a complication of diabetes with high blood sugar, rapid weight loss, nausea or vomiting)
      • Any past or present kidney problems.
      • An allergic reaction to Sitagliptin
       

    Frequently asked questions FOR ISTAVEL

    Sitagliptin

    Q.

    Is sitagliptin/ Januvia safe?
    Sitagliptin/ Januvia is safe at the prescribed dose by the doctor. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

    Q.

    Is sitagliptin/ Januvia generic?
    Sitagliptin is generic drug; Januvia is a brand name of sitagliptin

    Q.

    Is sitagliptin/ Januvia banned in India?
    No. Sitagliptin is available in India

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    Q.

    Is sitagliptin better than vildagliptin?
    Sitagliptin and vildagliptin belong to same class of drugs and are equally effective and safe in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Always consult your doctor for an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

    Q.

    Is sitagliptin FDA approved?
    Yes. Sitagliptin is FDA approved

    Q.

    Is sitagliptin a statin/ insulin/ metformin?
    No. Sitagliptin belongs to class of medications called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors and is a different drug than statin/insulin/metformin

    Q.

    Is sitagliptin/Januvia a blood thinner?
    Sitagliptin/Januvia is specifically used for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus and not a blood thinner. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

    Q.

    Can I take Januvia with metformin/ insulin/ glipizide/ Victoza/ Lantus/ glyburide/ glimepiride/ Actos / Byetta/ Bydureon?
    Sitagliptin can be taken in combination with other antidiabetic drugs, when prescribed by doctor. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use

    Q.

    Does sitagliptin cause weight loss/ constipation/ joint pain/ itching/ hypoglycemia/ pancreatitis/ cancer/ dry mouth?
    Sitagliptin may cause weight loss, constipation, itching, hypoglycemia, joint pain and pancreatitis. It does not cause cancer or dry mouth. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects

    Q.

    Does Januvia make you sleepy?
    No. Januvia does not make you sleepy. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)