JANUVIA®

(sitagliptin) 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg tablets

Patient Resources

Portion Plate Resource

Balanced plate resource

A resource for your patients with type 2 diabetes to help with healthy eating and portion control. This resource provides an example of a balanced plate and information on food groups and serving sizes to help encourage healthy eating choices.

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Portion Plate Resource in Spanish

Balanced plate resource in Spanish

A resource for your Spanish-speaking patients with type 2 diabetes to help with healthy eating and portion control. This resource provides a culturally-relevant example of a balanced plate and information on food groups and serving sizes to help encourage healthy eating choices.

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Information on Carbohydrates for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Eating well: carbohydrate education resource

A resource for your patients with type 2 diabetes to help with healthy eating and meal planning. This resource provides information about carbs and meal planning with comparisons to help encourage healthy eating choices.

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Download a Savings Information Resource for JANUVIA® (sitagliptin) for Eligible, Privately Insured Patients

Resource for Prescription Savingsa

Health care professionals may download this resource for use by their eligible, privately insured patients to learn more about a coupon offer for JANUVIA. This resource will outline how patients can check eligibility, and if eligible, access the coupon for use with a valid prescription.

aThe coupon is not insurance. Please see Terms and Conditions.

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Your Eligible, Privately Insured Patients Can Visit the Patient Website for JANUVIA® (sitagliptin)

Patient website for JANUVIA

Your eligible, privately insured patients can visit Januvia.com to find information about a savings coupon. This patient website provides product information and patient resources.

Patient Website
Your Eligible, Privately Insured Patients Can Visit the Spanish Website for JANUVIA® (sitagliptin)

Patient website in Spanish

Your eligible, privately insured patients who speak Spanish can visit Januvia.com/es-us/ for information about a savings coupon. This patient website provides product information and patient resources.

Patient Website in Spanish

Do you have questions about JANUVIA? Access the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information.

FAQs for JANUVIA

Indication

JANUVIA is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

JANUVIA should not be used in patients with type 1 diabetes.

JANUVIA has not been studied in patients with a history of pancreatitis. It is unknown whether patients with a history of pancreatitis are at increased risk of developing pancreatitis while taking JANUVIA.

Selected Safety Information

JANUVIA is contraindicated in patients with a history of a serious hypersensitivity reaction to sitagliptin, such as anaphylaxis or angioedema.

There have been postmarketing reports of acute pancreatitis, including fatal and nonfatal hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis, in patients taking JANUVIA. After initiating JANUVIA, observe patients carefully for signs and symptoms of pancreatitis. If pancreatitis is suspected, promptly discontinue JANUVIA and initiate appropriate management. It is unknown whether patients with a history of pancreatitis are at increased risk of developing pancreatitis while taking JANUVIA.

An association between dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor treatment and heart failure has been observed in cardiovascular outcomes trials for two other members of the DPP-4 inhibitor class. These trials evaluated patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Consider the risks and benefits of JANUVIA prior to initiating treatment in patients at risk for heart failure, such as those with a prior history of heart failure and a history of renal impairment, and observe these patients for signs and symptoms of heart failure during therapy. Advise patients of the characteristic symptoms of heart failure and to immediately report such symptoms. If heart failure develops, evaluate and manage according to current standards of care and consider discontinuation of JANUVIA.

There have been postmarketing reports of worsening renal function, including acute renal failure, sometimes requiring dialysis. A subset of these reports involved patients with renal impairment, some of whom were prescribed inappropriate doses of sitagliptin.

Assessment of renal function is recommended prior to initiating JANUVIA and periodically thereafter. A dosage adjustment is recommended in patients with moderate or severe renal impairment and in patients with end-stage renal disease requiring hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

When JANUVIA was used in combination with insulin or insulin secretagogues (eg, sulfonylurea), medications known to cause hypoglycemia, the incidence of hypoglycemia was increased over that of placebo. Therefore, a lower dose of sulfonylurea or insulin may be required to reduce the risk of hypoglycemia.

The incidence (and rate) of hypoglycemia based on all reports of symptomatic hypoglycemia were: 12.2% (0.59 episodes/patient-year) for JANUVIA 100 mg in combination with glimepiride (with or without metformin), 1.8% (0.24 episodes/patient-year) for placebo in combination with glimepiride (with or without metformin), 15.5% (1.06 episodes/patient-year) for JANUVIA 100 mg in combination with insulin (with or without metformin), and 7.8% (0.51 episodes/patient-year) for placebo in combination with insulin (with or without metformin).

There have been postmarketing reports of serious hypersensitivity reactions in patients treated with JANUVIA, such as 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 JANUVIA, with some reports occurring after the first dose. If a hypersensitivity reaction is suspected, discontinue JANUVIA, assess for other potential causes for the event, and institute alternative treatment for diabetes.

Angioedema has also been reported with other DPP-4 inhibitors. Use caution in a patient with a history of angioedema with another DPP-4 inhibitor because it is unknown whether such patients will be predisposed to angioedema with JANUVIA.

There have been postmarketing reports of severe and disabling arthralgia in patients taking DPP-4 inhibitors. The time to onset of symptoms following initiation of drug therapy varied from 1 day to years. Patients experienced relief of symptoms upon discontinuation of the medication. A subset of patients experienced a recurrence of symptoms when restarting the same drug or a different DPP-4 inhibitor. Consider DPP-4 inhibitors as a possible cause for severe joint pain and discontinue drug if appropriate.

Postmarketing cases of bullous pemphigoid requiring hospitalization have been reported with DPP-4 inhibitor use. In reported cases, patients typically recovered with topical or systemic immunosuppressive treatment and discontinuation of the DPP-4 inhibitor. Tell patients to report development of blisters or erosions while receiving JANUVIA. If bullous pemphigoid is suspected, JANUVIA should be discontinued and referral to a dermatologist should be considered for diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

In clinical studies, the adverse reactions reported, regardless of investigator assessment of causality, in ≥5% of patients treated with JANUVIA as monotherapy and in combination therapy and more commonly than in patients treated with placebo, were upper respiratory tract infection, nasopharyngitis, and headache.

Before prescribing JANUVIA® (sitagliptin) tablets, please read the accompanying Prescribing Information. The Medication Guide also is available.

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