... at a lower dosage?
It depends on your previous medicines. Were you already taking Metformin?
This from https://www.drugs.com/dosage/janumet.html
"... The recommended starting dose in patients not currently treated with metformin is 50 mg sitagliptin/500 mg metformin hydrochloride twice daily, with gradual dose escalation recommended to reduce gastrointestinal side effects associated with metformin.
The starting dose in patients already treated with metformin should provide sitagliptin dosed as 50 mg twice daily (100 mg total daily dose) and the dose of metformin already being taken. For patients taking metformin 850 mg twice daily, the recommended starting dose of JANUMET is 50 mg sitagliptin/1000 mg metformin hydrochloride twice daily."
- Janumet Information for Consumers
- Janumet Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Janumet (detailed)
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