Janumet Tablet is a combination of two medicines that control high blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This helps prevent serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage and blindness and may reduce your chance of having a heart attack or stroke.
If you miss a dose, take the dose as soon as you remember. If the time for your next dose is near, skip the missed dose and resume your dosage schedule. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
Do not take more than prescribed dose. Using more medication will not improve your symptoms, rather it can cause poisoning or serious side effects.
These side effects are possible, but not always. Some side effects may be rare, but severe. The most common side effects of taking this medicine include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, headache, and sore throat. Low blood sugar level (hypoglycemia) is a possible side effect if you are also taking other diabetes medicines like insulin or sulfonylurea, so you need to know how to recognize and deal with it. If you notice any of the following side effects, and if they do not end, consult your doctor.
How to use
Use this medicine according to the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor. Swallow it whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Janumet Tablet with food.
When not to use Janumet Tablet
Hypersensitivity to Janumet Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Janumet Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions: Severe kidney disease, type 1 diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, breastfeeding.
This medicine is not suitable for everyone. Before taking it, you should let your doctor know if you have ever had kidney, liver or heart disease, problems with your pancreas, or if you drink a lot of alcohol. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Some other medicines can affect this one so tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. You should try to avoid drinking alcohol as it lowers blood glucose.
If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Janumet Tablet may change. This may increase your risk of side effects or because of this your medicine may not work well. Tell your doctor about all the medications, vitamins and herbal supplements you are using, so that your doctor can help you avoid the side effects of the medicine.