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Side Effects of Sitagliptin

Serious Side Effects of Sitagliptin

Some side effects with sitagliptin, while not as common, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of pancreatitis (inflammation or infection of the pancreas), such as:
     
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Loss of appetite
    • Severe, persistent abdominal pain that sometimes radiates to the back
  
  • Symptoms of low blood sugar (which can occur if sitagliptin is taken with other diabetes drugs), including:
 
    • Sweating
    • Shakiness
    • Extreme hunger
    • Dizziness
    • Cold sweats
    • Blurry vision
    • Changes in behavior, such as irritability
    • Loss of coordination
    • Difficulty speaking
    • Confusion
    • Seizures
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
 
    • An unexplained skin rash
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Unexplained swelling.
 

Final Thoughts on Side Effects of Sitagliptin

You may experience some or none of the side effects of sitagliptin listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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