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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Sitavia.
Sitavia is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there... View More
Sitavia is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Sitavia should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sitavia may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Sitavia is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Sitavia may not be needed in the... View More
Sitavia is a medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is used together with a healthy diet and regular exercise to control blood sugar levels... View More
Uses of Sitavia
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Side effects of Sitavia
- Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
How to use Sitavia
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Sitavia may be taken with ... View More
How Sitavia works
Sitavia is an antidiabetic medication. It works by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas and decreasing the hormones that raise blood suga... View More
What if you forget to take Sitavia?
If you miss a dose of Sitavia, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your r... View More
- Sitavia should be taken at the same time every day since this helps you remember to take it.
- It may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
- Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor and anxie... View More
- Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Sitavia affects you.
- Inform your doctor if you notice joint pains or develop symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea and/or vomiting.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Type 2 diabetes mellitus Adult: 100 mg once daily. Hepatic impairment Mild to moderate impairment: Dose adjustment not necessary Severe impa... View More
Safety and efficacy not established
Renal impairment CrCl >50 mL/min: Dose adjustment not necessary CrCl 30-50 mL/min: 50 mg PO qDay CrCl <30 mL/min: 25 mg PO qDay ESRD: 25 mg PO qDay ... View More
Hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylaxis, angioedema, and exfoliative skin conditions including Stevens-Johnson syndrome can occur. Type 1 diabete... View More
Mode of Action
Sitagliptin inhibits dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV), resulting in prolonged active incretin levels. Incretin hormones increases insulin synthesis and ... View More
Patient w/ type 1 diabetes, history of angioedema. Not intended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis. Moderate and severe renal impairment. Pregna... View More
1-10% Nasopharyngitis (5%),Diarrhea (4%),Headache (3.6%),Constipation (3%),Peripheral edema (2%),Nausea (2%),Pharyngitis (1%),Osteoarthritis (1%),URI (... View More
Increased risk of hypoglycaemia when used in combination w/ sulfonylureas or insulin.
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More