Different steps in an illness have to be treated differently. In diabetes, one needs insulin and one doesn’t. The first group needs insulin to inject. The main problem of them is the sugar we eat. The second group does not have to inject. They can use tablets. It says that sometimes not the food they eat, but the condition of their mentality causes the illness. The second group takes a tablet. It is called Januvia. The medicine can be recognized as sitagliptin. The name Januvia is used as a brand name. No matter how many other medicines are combined with this pill, this one cannot be used for the patients who need insulin. Here are so many good things, but taking the pill for a long time may cause Januvia side effects. Therefore people are afraid of taking them and getting many other illnesses with the pill.

Common Januvia side effects

Usually patients complain of having small effects. You may have small illnesses such as

  • Headaches
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Back pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Not muscle pain, but a joints pain
  • Vomiting.

Rarely some patients complain about low sugar levels more than usual, after start taking these pills.

But it happens because of unawareness. You must not mix the other medicines with this one. If you try to take any other western or Ayurvedic or Unani when you are having Januvia, you are in trouble. The doctor won’t mix them up. Therefore stop getting treatments pertinacious.

Serious side effects

The usual treatment when you have got a problem when taking the exact pills as the doctor said is to go back and explain it. If you feel that you are having serious Januvia side effects such as,

  •   Stomachache
  •   Heart rate which goes up and fast
  • Unusual urine passing
  • Redness
  • Rashes
  • Burning in the eyes
  • Short breaths or
  • Hard breathing

After a few days one can feel that the weight goes up. Losing a one`s weight or getting thin can be seen in any diabetes patient. If you think a gaining of the weight happens after taking those pills, go to the doctor. 

Januvia side effects in pregnancy

When you get pregnant, all of your hormones and the circular of your body get changed. May be you are already a diabetic patient or you’ve got the illness as a result of pregnancy diet.

Not only in that condition but also, when you do breast feeding, inform the doctor or your Gynecologist because the side effects of Januvia may be dangerous even to your baby. 

Having them might cause following Januvia side effects in you,

  • Hormone changes
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Allergy

However it is better if you stop taking the pills during pregnancy and breastfeeding time only if the doctor recommend doing so.

Why Januvia?

Now you must have a good knowledge of what are the side effects of Januvia. You must understand that your doctor knows about this problem. Then why did he give the medicine to you?

He might recommends it because your body needs to be cured. Doctor might prescribe you to,

  • Take this one in hundred milligrams per day. (This will not lower your sugar dangerously and also most of the patients do not get the side effects so seriously.)
  • Taking the pills if you feel uncomfortable.
  • Understand that this won’t fit with some patients` bodies.
  • Get a bit of glucose if you think that the sugar level is going down dangerously. Try a cup of tea with sugar. 

But you can do all of these things as a first aid only. You must call your doctor or visit him at the first chance you get and need to inform. Januvia side effects Mayo Clinic will give you more information about this problem. 

Wrapping up…

You would better read the prescription and know about the medicine before taking it. If you think this is not good, ask your doctor or at least from the pharmacist. 

Another thing is you cannot have it when eating everything you like. One must stop sitting or sleeping in every time. It is better to know what to eat and not eat. Also you must do exercises everyday for fifteen to twenty minutes. Try exercising. You can at least try to walk without getting a taxi, try to use staircase except the elevator, etc…If not, taking the medicine won’t help. It is good if you can take the pills at the same time every day, because you have to take this daily. Eat efficacious food for your illness in every time.

Most of the medicines affect your body more than you need. Therefore having Januvia side effects is not a big deal. Be aware of how the pills act with your body. Then you won’t get into trouble.


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