What is sitagliptin?In individuals with type 2 diabetes, sitagliptin is used in conjunction with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar management. Sitagliptin is not recommended for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
Sitagliptin can also be used for things that aren’t included in this guide.
If you have shortness of breath (even when lying down), swelling in your legs or feet, or rapid weight gain, call your doctor.
If you have signs of pancreatitis, such as severe pain in your upper stomach that spreads to your back, with or without vomiting, stop taking sitagliptin and notify your doctor.
Before taking this medicine
If you have a sitagliptin allergy or diabetic ketoacidosis, you should avoid using it (call your doctor for treatment with insulin).
If you’ve ever had any of the following, tell your doctor.
if you have renal illness (or are on dialysis);
elevated blood triglycerides (a form of fat);
How should I take sitagliptin?
Read all drug guides or instruction sheets and follow all guidelines on your prescription label. Your doctor may adjust your dose from time to time. Follow the medication’s instructions to the letter.
Side effects of sitagliptin
If you have symptoms of an allergic reaction (hives, difficulty breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction, get immediate medical attention (fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling).
If you have any of the following symptoms, call your doctor right once.
Itching, blisters, and a breakdown of the outer layer of skin are all symptoms of a severe autoimmune reaction.
joint discomfort that is severe or persistent;
urination is minimal or non-existent; or
Shortness of breath (even while lying down), edema in the legs or feet, and rapid weight gain are all signs of heart failure.
The following are some of the most common negative effects:
blood sugar levels are low;
or a headache
Sore throat, runny or stuffy nose.
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