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In general, type 2 diabetes treatment begins with lifestyle changes (for example, weight loss, exercise, and diet). If lifestyle changes alone are not effective in managing diabetes, medication such as Janumet may be necessary.
The main goal of diabetes medication is to lower blood sugar levels enough to reduce the risk of developing problems related to diabetes, such as heart, nerve, eye, or kidney problems. Because Janumet can lower blood sugar levels, people may be able to lower their risk for developing problems related to high blood sugar by taking it.
The medication is quite effective at controlling blood sugar. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, you may need to combine Janumet with another diabetes medicine. You may also wish to consider a substitute. These could include other diabetes drugs, either by themselves or in combination.
(Click Janumet Alternatives to learn more.)
You can also learn about controlling diabetes through lifestyle choices in the following eMedTV articles:

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Janumet may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Low blood sugar (see Janumet and Blood Sugar)
  • Lactic acidosis (due to the metformin component -- see Metformin and Lactic Acidosis)
  • Fainting
  • Shakiness
  • Fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Confusion
  • Sweating
  • Muscle pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Feeling cold
  • Dizziness
  • Slow or irregular heartbeat.
If you happen to overdose on this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Janumet Overdose for more information.)
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