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Brand name: Sitagliptin (Chemmart) TM

Active ingredients: sitagliptin

What it is used for

Sitagliptin is indicated for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2 in persons 18 years of age and older who have failed dietary measures and exercise:,- as monotherapy, as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, when metformin cannot be used.,- as dual combination therapy, with metformin, or with a sulfonylurea, or with a thiazolidinedione where the use of a thiazolidinedione is considered appropriate.,- as triple combination therapy with metformin and a sulfonylurea when combination therapy with both agents does not provide adequate glycaemic control.,- as add-on combination therapy with insulin (with or without metformin).

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Pink, round biconvex coated tablet. Engraved "SIT" over "25" on one side and "APO" on the other side.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient sitagliptin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at

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