In these studies, the most common side effects of Janumet included:
Diarrhea -- in up to 2.4& of people; Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- up to 2.2%; Nausea -- up to 1.3%; Vomiting -- up to 1.1%.
Some side effects with Janumet, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
Signs of pancreatitis (inflammation or infection of the pancreas), such as:
*Nausea; *Vomiting; *Loss of appetite; *Severe, persistent abdominal pain that sometimes radiates to the back
Symptoms of low blood sugar (which can occur if Janumet is taken with other diabetes drugs), such as:
*Sweating; *Shakiness; *Extreme hunger; *Dizziness; *Cold sweats; *Blurry vision; *Changes in behavior, such as irritability; &Loss of coordination; *Difficulty speaking; *Confusion; *Seizures.
Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
*Unexplained skin rash; *Itching; *Hives; *Wheezing or difficulty breathing;
You may experience some or none of the Janumet side effects listed. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of Janumet, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
Take care, be well & safe!
- Janumet Information for Consumers
- Janumet Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Janumet (detailed)
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