Have Any of You...

By Latest Reply 2012-04-17 16:02:06 -0500
Started 2012-03-14 20:17:14 -0500

…Ever been on Januvia?? Does it work? My doc just took me off of a medication that I've been on for 17 years. (Metformin) Has it work for those who were on it?

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2012-03-15 22:22:51 -0500 Report

Thanx to all of you who have posted replies to my question. But from here on out this question is null & void. I went to the pharmacy to pick up my new prescription for Januvia, and when the pharmacist asst told me the price ($180.00 for 100 pills. $1.80 per pill) I told her that I simply cannot afford the medication. So as of right now, I'm back to square 1. There is no medication that I can take for this HORRIBLE disease.

restlessdiabetic 2012-03-15 22:22:45 -0500 Report

I am on metformin, actos and glucotrol. Anyone have any info on any of these meds?

2012-04-17 16:02:06 -0500 Report

Well I'm back on Metformin, as well as Glipizide. All I get from being on them is severe bouts of nausea. And I'm taking 2500mgs of Metformin & 10mgs of Glipizide. Been on Actos, took me off for the reason that it did nothing for me,& if glucotrol is the other name for Glipizide then I'm on it as we speak. So far so good.

2012-03-15 22:33:05 -0500 Report

No. Sorry. I was on Metformin (for 17 years) and took myself off of it due to the fact that I not only got severe abdominal pains, but it caused me to be really exhausted. Was on Actos but my doctor took me off of it to put me on something else. Now the pharmacy that I go to doesn't even carry it anymore. I never heard of Glucotrol. Wait if Glucotrol is the other name for Glipizide, then I have heard of it, but took myself off of it because it too was giving me severe abdominal pains as well as extreme tiredness.

2012-03-15 22:08:26 -0500 Report

Thx for all of your input Guys. But I will not be taking Januvia. Due to the fact that I went to pick it up, and the pharmacist asst. told me that the price was $180.00 ($ 1.80 a pill) I said I'm sorry but I cannot afford it. Thank you all you nice people of D/C.

DeanaG 2012-03-15 09:35:02 -0500 Report

I was on Metformin, then my endo added Januvia. My A1C went from 7.6 to 5.6 while on Januvia. After 4 months she took me off the Januvia.
It worked wonderful for me.

Jan8 2012-03-15 10:24:44 -0500 Report

Didnt it go off the market? Maybe you need your dose changed. 7.6 isnt bad.

DeanaG 2012-03-15 11:18:41 -0500 Report

7.6 isn't bad, but 5.6 is even better. ;-)

DeanaG 2012-03-17 07:17:52 -0500 Report

Not sure why she took me off of it, but my blood sugar has continued to be below the target range she set for me, except my fasting reading. She wants it at 90 and I just can't seem to get it that low. ;-)

edvel54 2012-03-15 00:33:52 -0500 Report

I was on avandia , metformin & lantusfor many years, they worked great..my a1c was below 6 and my morning reading was always around 90-95. I was taken off metformin..I was told that my kidneys were not functioning properly and it was probably caused by the metformin.
I now take Januvia 100mg daily & lantus…it doesn"t work as well, I have had to increase my insulin usage by double

jayabee52 2012-03-15 00:17:15 -0500 Report

I believe Met fried my kidneys. When I had to go on dialysis due to a kidney shutdown due to an infection, I was taken off of metformin, which I had been taking for about 11 yrs, and put on a low dose of insulin. Nothing was said to me about the med change at the time, and quite frankly I was pretty "out of it" for quite a while due to the blood poisoning from my kidneys shutting down.

And when I was on Met, I don't remember having very good Blood Glucose (BG) levels. But perhaps that was because I wasn't all that wonderfully compliant in my eating and drinking, like I am now.

It was the same with being on insulin. I used insulin at times as a license to cheat.

I don't remember being on Januvia.

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