By imsuzie2 Latest Reply 2010-01-16 06:18:07 -0600
Started 2010-01-13 04:51:43 -0600

Got this from Merck. Click on the site and look at Special Offers for a free Rx…

Making healthy decisions and managing your diabetes can be difficult at times. Helpful links, like the ones on the right, can make it a little easier by giving you tools and information on controlling your blood sugar.

Find your healthy lifestyle

To help you work toward a healthy balance, your doctor may recommend certain lifestyle changes: changing your diet, becoming more active, losing weight, and maybe even taking medicine every day.

Ask your doctor if JANUVIA may be right for you

JANUVIA works differently to lower blood sugar in 2 ways. It's a once-daily prescription pill that helps your body

• Increase the insulin made in your pancreas
• Decrease the sugar made in your liver
Along with diet and exercise, JANUVIA helps lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. JANUVIA is not likely to cause weight gain and is not likely to cause low blood sugar.

Find out what you can do

Because you are worth it—and because others depend on you—take the time to check out the links on the right. You'll learn how to start making changes for a more balanced lifestyle for both you and your family. And remember, the next time you see your doctor, ask what else you can do to control your blood sugar and whether JANUVIA can help.

Important Information About JANUVIA

JANUVIA has not been studied with insulin and should not be used to treat patients with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine) or used if you are allergic to JANUVIA. Your doctor may perform blood tests from time to time to measure how well your kidneys are working. If you have kidney problems, your doctor may prescribe lower doses of JANUVIA.

When JANUVIA is used with a sulfonylurea, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can occur. To avoid this risk, your doctor may prescribe lower doses of the sulfonylurea.

Allergic reactions, which may be serious, including rash, hives, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat that may cause difficulty breathing or swallowing, can occur. If you have an allergic reaction, stop taking JANUVIA and call your doctor right away. The most common side effects include upper respiratory tract infection, stuffy or runny nose and sore throat, and headache.

Please read the Patient Information and discuss it with your doctor. Also available is the Prescribing Information.

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8 replies

imsuzie2 2010-01-16 06:18:07 -0600 Report

KD, I sent your link to my bro-in-law who is taking Januvia. His son-in-law is in pharmaceuticals, and he ask him to check out the link. I will let you know when he sends me an answer. Bro-in-law said he has been on it for about a yr with no problems.

salmanda 2010-01-13 18:01:13 -0600 Report

Is there a problem with Januvia? Is that why you posted this? I have taken it from the time it first came out. I haven't had any problems that I know of at this time.

kdroberts 2010-01-13 19:44:37 -0600 Report

Read the link I posted above and discuss the info with your doctor to see if Januvia is really the best option for you.

imsuzie2 2010-01-14 04:59:16 -0600 Report

No, there are coupons for free Rx's. Guess it would have been better to just say that and attach the link. Sorry to scare you.

salmanda 2010-01-15 06:36:55 -0600 Report

No problem Suzie. Thanks kd. I am planning on talking with him. No point in being on a med that has little to no effectiveness!
Sal :)