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Januvia

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5.3  Effectiveness
2.6  Side Effects
4.9  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 3 Januvia side effects and 2 Januvia benefits.

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About Januvia
The generic name of Januvia is sitagliptin phosphate. The active ingredient of Januvia is sitagliptin. The inactive ingredients of Januvia are microcrystalline cellulose, anhydrous dibasic calcium phosphate, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, and sodium stearyl fumarate. The tablet film coating contains the following inactive ingredients: polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol, talc, titanium dioxide, red iron oxide, and yellow iron oxide. The drug is made by Merck & Co., Inc. Januvia is part of a class of diabetes medication called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. DPP-4 is an enzyme that breaks down incretin hormones. As a DPP-4 inhibitor, the drug slows down the breakdown of incretin hormones, increasing the level of these hormones in the body. It is this increase in incretin hormones that is responsible for the beneficial actions of Januvia, including increasing insulin production in response to meals and decreasing the amount of glucose (sugar) that the liver produces.

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