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Sitagliptin can help control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It works by increasing the production of insulin after meals and decreasing the amount of sugar produced by the liver. The medication comes in tablet form and is typically taken once a day. Potential side effects include headaches, sore throat, and upper respiratory infections.
What Is Sitagliptin?Sitagliptin (Januvia®) is a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes (also known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes).
Possible Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with sitagliptin. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate the drug quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
- Upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold
- Sore throat and runny or stuffy nose