Januvia
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Indication

Januvia (Sitagliptin) belongs to the group of Diabetes medications called DPP-4 inhibitors. It works by increasing the amount of incretin released by the intestine. Incretin is a hormone that raises insulin levels when blood sugar is high and decreases the amount of sugar made by the body. Januvia (Sitagliptin) is used alone or in combination with other medications to im...More on januvia indication

Actos (Pioglitazone) is a member of the family of medications known as thiazolidinediones. It is used to lower high blood sugar associated with Type 2 Diabetes. Thiazolidinediones such as Actos (Pioglitazone) help insulin to work more effectively. By keeping blood sugar at a desired level, Actos (Pioglitazone) can help to prevent or delay the long-term problems associated with unco...More on actos indication

Side Effects

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Januvia (Sitagliptin). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Januvia (Sitagliptin) with you...More on januvia side effects

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Actos (Pioglitazone). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Actos (Pioglitazone) with your...More on actos side effects

Contraindications

Januvia (Sitagliptin) should not be taken by anyone who is allergic to Januvia (Sitagliptin) or to any of the ingredients of the medication....More on januvia contraindications

Do not take Actos (Pioglitazone) if you: are allergic to Actos (Pioglitazone) or any ingredients of Actos (Pioglitazone) are pregnant have been diagnosed with any stage of heart failure have blood or a red colour in your urine have or have had bladder cancer have reduced liver function...More on actos contraindications

Precautions

There may be an interaction between Januvia (Sitagliptin) and any of the following: acetylsalicylic acid (Asa) alpha-lipoic acid Amiodarone angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs; Captopril, Enalapril, Ramipril) atypical antipsychotics (e.g., Aripiprazole, Clozapine, Quetiapine, Risperidone) "azole" antifungals (e.g., itraconazole, ketoconazole, Voriconazole) Br...More on januvia precautions

There may be an interaction between Actos (Pioglitazone) and any of the following: Abiraterone acetate acetylsalicylic acid (Asa) androgens (e.g., testosterone) atypical antipsychotics (e.g., Clozapine, Olanzapine, Quetiapine, Risperidone) barbiturates (e.g., Phenobarbital, secobarbital) birth control pills Celecoxib chloroquine Clopidogrel corticosteroids (e.g., Dexamethasone, Hydroco...More on actos precautions

Warnings

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Januvia (Sitagliptin). Hypersensitivity reaction: A Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) called hypersensit...More on januvia warnings

Before you begin taking a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should take Actos (Pioglitazone). Bladder: Taking Actos (Pioglitazone) may increase the risk of developing bladder...More on actos warnings

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