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Sitagliptin and Metformin Extended-Release Dosage

General Information on Taking Sitagliptin and Metformin Extended-Release

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with sitagliptin and metformin extended-release include the following:
  • You should take your dose with a meal to minimize the risk for stomach upset. It is best to take it with your evening meal.
  • If your dose requires you to take two sitagliptin and metformin extended-release tablets, take them together once a day. 
  • These tablets must be swallowed whole. Do not split, crush, cut, or chew them.
  • Some people have seen incompletely dissolved sitagliptin and metformin extended-release tablets in the stool. If you repeatedly see this, notify your healthcare provider.
  • Try to take your dose at about the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
  • Make sure to continue your diabetes diet and exercise program during sitagliptin and metformin extended-release treatment. Diet and exercise are an important part of controlling your blood sugar.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking it or take a different dose without your healthcare provider's approval.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your sitagliptin and metformin extended-release dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
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Sitagliptin and Metformin Extended-Release Information

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