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Active ingredients: sitagliptin + metformin
What it is used for
JANUMET and JANUMET XR are indicated as initial therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus to improve glycaemic control when diet and exercise do not provide adequate glycaemic control, when dual sitagliptin and metformin therapy is appropriate (i.e. high initial HbA1c levels and poor prospects of response to monotherapy).,JANUMET and JANUMET XR are indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled on sitagliptin or metformin alone or in patients already being treated with the combination of sitagliptin and metformin.,JANUMET and JANUMET XR are indicated in combination with a sulfonylurea as an adjunct to diet and exercise in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus when combination therapy with metformin and sulfonylurea does not provide adequate glycaemic control.,JANUMET and JANUMET XR are indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control in combination with insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled on insulin and metformin, or in patients already being treated with the combination of sitagliptin, metformin and insulin.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Store in Original Container
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient sitagliptin + metformin
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
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 www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems