Janumet Oral Tablet 50-1000Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Janumet: Oral tablet (50-1000mg)

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Janumet 50mg-1000mg Tab
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: 577 

What is this Medicine?

METFORMIN; SITAGLIPTIN (met FOR min; sit a GLIP tin) is a combination of 2 medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes. This medicine lowers blood sugar. Treatment is combined with a balanced diet and exercise.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Janumet: Oral tablet(50-1000mg)
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*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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In-Depth Information

Janumet 50mg-1000mg Tablet

NDC: 000060577
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved





Storage Information
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Janumet 50mg-1000mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_9159.JPG
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a Subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Pill Identification: 577 
Shape: oblong
Color: red
Daily Life Interactions for Janumet 50mg-1000mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Janumet 50mg-1000mg Tablet(Metformin Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and Metformin Hydrochloride(Metformin Hydrochloride)
Avoid or limit the use of alcohol with metformin, due to an increased risk for side effects. Avoid excessive use of alcohol in any form. Alcoholic beverages can increase the risk of low blood sugar, or can cause increased blood sugar due to the calories in these beverages. Limit alcohol containing medicines and beverages if you are a patient with diabetes. If you use a blood sugar monitoring device, check your blood sugar regularly. Learn the signs and symptoms of high or low blood sugar, and know how you should treat these if they occur. Contact your health care provider immediately if you experience extreme weakness, increasing drowsiness, or difficulty breathing (heavy breathing, shortness of breath) which are symptoms of the more serious side effects of Metformin.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Janumet 50mg-1000mg Tablet(Sitagliptin Phosphate)
Alcohol and Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors(Sitagliptin Phosphate)
It is best to limit the ingestion of alcohol during use of this medicine. Alcohol can increase the risk for severe or prolonged low blood sugar. If you do choose to drink alcohol, make sure you do not take it on an empty stomach. Frequently monitor your blood sugar. Know the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and how to treat them. Do not drive or operate machinery, or perform other hazardous tasks while ingesting alcohol.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Janumet 50mg-1000mg Tablet(Metformin Hydrochloride)
Tobacco and Metformin Hydrochloride(Metformin Hydrochloride)
If you use tobacco or are trying to quit tobacco use, you may need to monitor your blood sugar more frequently. Nicotine, a component of tobacco, can increase the blood sugar. Also, if you are trying to quit smoking, as your body adjusts to not smoking, your blood sugar levels may change; the actions of Antidiabetic Agents (medicines used to treat diabetes) may be increased and this could lead to low blood sugar. Know the symptoms of low or high blood sugar and report them if they occur. Monitor your blood sugar regularly.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Janumet 50mg-1000mg Tablet(Sitagliptin Phosphate)
Tobacco and Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors(Sitagliptin Phosphate)
If you use tobacco or are trying to quit tobacco use, you may need to monitor your blood sugar more frequently. Nicotine, a component of tobacco, can increase the blood sugar. Also, if you are trying to quit smoking, as your body adjusts to not smoking, your blood sugar levels may change; the actions of Antidiabetic Agents (medicines used to treat diabetes) may be increased and this could lead to low blood sugar. Know the symptoms of low or high blood sugar and report them if they occur. Monitor your blood sugar regularly.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
First Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Second Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Third Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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