I am taking Metformin 2000 mg. per day. My doctor has also prescribed Januvia but I would prefer Acarbose if they're in the same class or family of diabetic drugs. I need to know this before I ask him to change me. I'm Type 2.
No, Januvia and Acarbose are not in the same class of diabetes medicines.
Januvia (sitagliptin) is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Acarbose slows the digestion of carbohydrates in the body, which helps control blood sugar levels. It is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Acarbose is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other diabetes medications you take by mouth.
For more information about other diabetes medicines please see link below.
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