Label Changes for:
Janumet (sitagliptin/metformin HCl) Tablets
Changes have been made to the CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS, ADVERSE REACTIONS and PATIENT PACKAGE INSERT sections of the safety label.
Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) -- January 2008
|The detailed view includes drug products with safety labeling changes to the BOXED WARNING, CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS, ADVERSE REACTIONS, or PATIENT PACKAGE INSERT/MEDICATION GUIDE sections. Deletions or editorial revisions made to these sections are not included in this summary.|
|Sections Modified||Summary of Changes to Contraindications and Warnings|
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION
PATIENT PACKAGE INSERT
Janumet (sitagliptin/metformin HCl) is contraindicated in patients with:
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS: Hypersensitivity Reactions
There have been postmarketing reports of serious hypersensitivity reactions in patients treated with sitagliptin, one of the components of Janumet. These reactions include anaphylaxis, angioedema, and exfoliative skin conditions including Stevens-Johnson syndrome...
...Onset of these reactions occurred within the first 3 months after initiation of treatment with sitagliptin, with some reports occurring after the first dose. If a hypersensitivity reaction is suspected, discontinue Janumet, assess for other potential causes for the event, and institute alternative treatment for diabetes. [See Adverse Reactions (6.2).]