Metformin and sitagliptin are the two drug components in Janumet. Dosage recommendations for the combination medicine are based on several factors, including how well your diabetes is controlled, other medical conditions you may have, and your current dose of sitagliptin or metformin. If needed, your healthcare provider may increase your Janumet dosage up to a maximum of 50 mg/1000 mg, taken twice a day.
The dose of Janumet® (sitagliptin and metformin) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How well your diabetes is controlled
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Janumet Dosage for Type 2 DiabetesJanumet is a combination medication containing sitagliptin (Januvia®) and metformin (Fortamet®, Glucophage®, Glucophage XR®, Glumetza®, or Riomet®), and is intended to be used in people whose diabetes is not controlled by sitagliptin or metformin alone. The recommended starting dose of Janumet depends on your current dose of metformin or sitagliptin. Your healthcare provider may slowly increase your Janumet dosage, if needed, up to a maximum of 50 mg/1000 mg, taken twice daily.
Considerations for people taking Janumet include the following:
- The medication comes in tablet form. It should be taken by mouth twice daily.
- Janumet should be taken with food.
- Take the medication at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For the combination drug to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Janumet will not work if you take it differently from how your healthcare provider recommends.
If you are unsure about anything related to Janumet or your Janumet dosage, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.