Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Sitagliptin exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Sitagliptin must be taken regularly for it to work well. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor to do so.
You may take Sitagliptin with or without food. Swallow the table whole. Do not chew or crush it.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
You may have been warned about hypoglycaemia. Hypoglycaemia is the medical term for low blood sugar. It is important to recognise the symptoms of hypoglycaemia and correct the low blood sugar level. If you don't, you may faint.
How do I know if I am experiencing hypoglycaemia?
Some of the symptoms of hypoglycaemia include dizziness, headache, shaky hands, feeling hungry, weak or confused, problems speaking. These symptoms are your body's way of warning you that your blood sugar is dangerously low.
What should I do if I am experiencing hypoglycaemia?
You should take a drink or food containing sugar (for example, fruit juice, soft drinks, sweets) at the first sign of hypoglycaemia. If your symptoms do not improve, get medical help. Keep some glucose tablets (also known as dextrose tablets) with you at all times.
When should I not use this medicine?
Sitagliptin may not be suitable for you if you suffer from kidney disease.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are going for an operation, including minor operations and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Sitagliptin.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
It is important for you to maintain a healthy diet and weight in order to help keep your diabetes under control.
Why do I need this medicine?
Sitagliptin helps to treat diabetes by keeping your blood sugar in control. Sitagliptin improves the level of insulin produced by your body which helps lower the high blood sugar level that occurs after each meal. It also reduces the amount of sugar produced by your liver.
Sitagliptin is meant to be taken as part of a complete diabetes care programme that should include exercise, a healthy diet and regular monitoring of blood sugar levels.
What side effects could I experience?
You may experience flu-like symptoms such as a runny nose or sore throat, headache and occasionally stomach discomfort and diarrhoea. These side effects are usually harmless and will improve with rest and simple medicines.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor if you are taking a heart medicine called digoxin or if you are taking other medicines for diabetes.
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.