Sitagliptin + Metformin
Information about Sitagliptin + Metformin
Sitagliptin + metformin uses
Sitagliptin + Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
How sitagliptin + metformin works
This is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Sitagliptin and metformin. Sitagliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor which works by increasing the release of insulin from pancreas and decreasing the hormones that raise blood sugar levels. This reduces both fasting and postmeal sugar levels. Metformin is a biguanide which decreases the production and absorption of sugar in your body and allows better use of existing insulin. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.
Common side effects of sitagliptin + metformin
Nausea, Flatulence, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea, Upper respiratory tract infection, Running nose, Headache, Leg pain, Joint pain, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea