Januvia Side Effects
Generic Name: sitagliptin
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug sitagliptin. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Januvia.
It is possible that some side effects of Januvia may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
For the Consumer
Applies to sitagliptin: oral tablet
Along with its needed effects, sitagliptin (the active ingredient contained in Januvia) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking sitagliptin:Less common
- blurred vision
- cold sweats
- cool, pale skin
- fast heartbeat
- increased hunger
- loss of consciousness
- slurred speech
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Some side effects of sitagliptin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:More common
- Body aches or pain
- difficulty with breathing
- ear congestion
- loss of voice
- muscle aches
- sore throat
- stuffy or runny nose
- Abdominal or stomach pain
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to sitagliptin: oral tablet
Metabolic side effects have included hypoglycemia.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. Postmarketing experience has included constipation, vomiting, acute pancreatitis, including fatal and nonfatal hemorrhagic and necrotizing pancreatitis.
Respiratory side effects have included nasopharyngitis and upper respiratory tract infection.
Nervous system side effects have included headache.
Hypersensitivity side effects have included anaphylaxis, angioedema, and exfoliative skin conditions including Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Postmarketing hypersensitivity reactions have included rash, urticaria, and cutaneous vasculitis.
Hepatic side effects have included postmarketing reports of hepatic enzyme elevations.
Renal side effects have included postmarketing reports of worsening renal function, including acute renal failure, sometimes requiring dialysis.
Arthralgia, myalgia, pain in extremities, and back pain have been reported postmarketing.
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