Anyone know about Januvia?

unicornpeg
By unicornpeg Latest Reply 2010-07-08 16:37:19 -0500
Started 2010-06-14 10:49:36 -0500

I just began taking Januvia in addition to my Metformin. My doctor put me on it since I've been sick and my sugars have been all over the place. It is very expensive though and I wonder if there is a cheaper alternative.


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PattiJL
PattiJL 2010-07-08 16:37:19 -0500 Report

My Dr just put me on Januvia in addition to my metformin as well. Now I am nervous because of the cost. I do have health insurance, but that is why I quit Actos, because of the expense.

jennny
jennny 2010-06-15 08:32:59 -0500 Report

I took JANUVIA for 3 years,after that my blood sugar got worse and had to get on insulin. I beleive its good for awhile, then you have to switch.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-06-14 11:02:13 -0500 Report

There is no direct alternative to Januvia that is cheaper, there are other medications that are cheaper though. Things like glyburide, glipizide and glimepiride are very cheap and can be quite effective. Starlix and Prandin are more expensive but can be quite good at controlling meal time blood sugars.

Januvia also has an unknown safety profile, I personally wouldn't take it until the safety can be proven long term.

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