What is Januvia?
Januvia belongs to a class of medications called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DDP-4) inhibitor. Januvia is helpful in the treatment of type 2 diabetes only. It is used in combination with other antidiabetic medications or as a monotherapy. It works by increasing insulin production that lowers the high blood sugar level. The medication is to be taken orally with or without food and taken once a day.
Does Januvia cause weight loss?
Clinical studies have shown that Januvia does not lead to weight gain, but it does not cause weight loss. However, it does cause weight loss when used with Metformin to treat diabetes. Lastly, it is not approved by the FDA for weight loss.
What are the side effects of Januvia?
Side effects of Januvia: The following are some of the side effects:
- Upper respiratory infections
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Allergic reactions