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    Sitagliptin + Metformin

    Information about Sitagliptin + Metformin

    Sitagliptin + metformin uses

    Sitagliptin + Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

    How sitagliptin + metformin works

    This is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Sitagliptin and Metformin. They help your pancreas produce more insulin, facilitate effective use of insulin by the body, and reduce excess sugar that your liver makes. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.

    Common side effects of sitagliptin + metformin

    Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach upset, Headache, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, Respiratory tract infection, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea

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    Expert advice for Sitagliptin + Metformin

    • You have been prescribed this combination medicine as it can control blood sugar better than metformin alone.
    • Blood sugar is controlled throughout the day, including after meals.
    • Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines.
    • Take with meals to lower your chance of having an upset stomach.
    • Monitor your blood sugar regularly.
    • Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any deep or rapid breathing, or persistent nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.

    Frequently asked questions for Sitagliptin + Metformin

    Sitagliptin + Metformin

    Q. What is type 2 diabetes?

    Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin, and the insulin that your body produces does not work as well as it should. Your body can also make too much sugar. When this happens, sugar (glucose) builds up in the blood. This can lead to serious medical problems.

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 April, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)