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Janumet vs. Metformin for Diabetes

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Janumet

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Metformin

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Other Names: Glucophage   Glumetza   Glucophage XR   Fortamet   Metforming
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 2,052 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 385,261 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Sitagliptin/metformin (trade name Janumet) is an anti-diabetic drug, being a combination drug of sitagliptin (a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor) and metformin... Read more on Wikipedia
Metformin (International Nonproprietary Name, pronounced , originally sold as Glucophage) is an oral antidiabetic drug in the biguanide class. It is the first-line treatment drug of choice for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2, in particu... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Angel's Mom
January 23, 2014
Angel's Mom wrote
Metformin & Bad Breath
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By Bob
December 5, 2013
Bob wrote
Type 2 Diabetes, Metformin and Lovastatin
That is interesting. Please keep posted as I am border line high cholesterol and they have debated wether they should risk cholestorol meds because I have a fatty liver, and it is a med that works throught the liver.
Nissa  |  January 10, 2014
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By stank mouth
October 15, 2013
stank mouth wrote
stanky mouth from metformin
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By donna dube
August 21, 2013
donna dube wrote
metformin and stomach problems
Correction..... Taken
Carolyn  |  April 10, 2014
I know the feeling. It gave me lactic acidosis. I am trying to be compensated by the doctors who prescribed it without considering that I had chf and kidney damage. I was t Ken off the drug but two weeks later I am still dealing the gas, bloating. A gastroenterology is who studies the digestive tract

Carolyn  |  April 10, 2014
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By Kechu
August 2, 2013
Kechu wrote
Experience with Janumet
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What patients are saying about Janumet vs. Metformin

811 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
the Janumet and just go back to metformin alone, which will...
...if my A1C still looks good next three month check, she'll try taking me off the Janumet and just go back to metformin alone, which will save me a lot of...
June...since i changed meds...from janumet to just metformin...
...higher now when my next a1c comes in in June...since i changed meds...from janumet to just metformin...
I dropped back to Metformin from Janumet I was up to 150g...
...very low carb diets. I've never eaten less than 80g a day. Before I dropped back to Metformin from Janumet I was up to 150g a day. I'm now back up to 130-140g a day, A1c of...
my Janumet and going to straight Metformin. I think...
...return from Europe at the end of September I will be dropping my Janumet and going to straight Metformin. I think that my Meds may be working a little too well and...
ago they switched me to straight Metformin 1000. Now, some...
...to Metformin-Numbers higher now? ...due to weight loss, etc I had 3 separate occasions where my readings were below 70 (62-68). About 2 weeks ago they switched me to straight Metformin 1000. Now...
doctor changed my medication to Janumet 50/1000mg metformin...
My doctor changed my medication to Janumet 50/1000mg metformin twice a day one at breakfast and one at ...time. However, every morning I am becoming hypoglycemic. But my fasting blood...
Januvia. I went from Metformin to Janumet to Januvia. It...
...started using Januvia. I went from Metformin to Janumet to Januvia. It seems to ...note though, 90 days of Metformin was $13.00 but 30 days ...(ouch) and I still use Lantus. ...
my meds from Janumet to just metformin now...so hopefully i...
...my thyroids checked... all good ...nothing wrong there Doc changed my meds from Janumet to just metformin now...so hopefully i can continue to maintain at this...
with the Metformin. I was switched to Janumet and it agrees...
The Nausea and gi upset did not let up for me with the Metformin. I was switched to Janumet and it agrees with me fine. It has metformin in it but seems to not upset my stomach. I take several other...
gone from adding metformin once daily, to Janumet (Januvia...
...(Januvia plus metformin) 50/1000 mg twice daily, and I'm higher than ever. Now if things don't improve, my doctor is laying the groundwork for insulin! I'm about ready to try the very low...
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