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Can Januvia be split?

2 answers | Last updated: Oct 09, 2013
RoadKing04 asked...
Can Januvia be split?
 

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KathrineS62 answered...

The diabetes drug, Januvia, works by lowering one's blood sugar. I have used it myself to treat my Type 2 Diabetes. It worked well in lowering my blood sugar numbers, though it often gave me a stomache ache. Januvia is not for people with Type 1 diabetes. This pill can be split with a pill cutter and taken in half doses with no reprecussions. Sometimes medication will be given lower doses if blood sugar levels regularly drop too low. Half doses might be a good solution to that problem. Because Januvia does not come in an extended release form and is absorbed all at once, the pill does not need to remain intact.

 

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Burak M.D. answered...

it will be a delayed correction but the above answer is wrong, Januvia tablets must be used whole, don't split them. Please check the FDA advice by tis link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/Safety-RelatedDrugLabelingChanges/ucm121926.htm

 

 
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