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   Posted 1/8/2009 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
could someone tell me about this med and if its good ... its called Janumet . It was giving to my father and it concern us cause his pharmcy had a big talk to him about it and stress his concern about it ..

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   Posted 1/8/2009 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jenny.  I only know that Janumet is a combination of the frequently prescribed drug metformin and another one.  This combo pill helps the body control blood sugar in type 2 diabetics.  The warnings are that this is not for people with liver or heart problems.  I think the pharmacist must tell the patients of these warnings, just as you can read the product inserts yourself.  I think all drugs can have side effects and that we have to be attentive to odd reactions in our bodies just in case....  So, if I were put on Janumet, I'd be sure to measure my blood sugar regularly and notify the doctor if I have any questionable side effects, but I think the pharmacy is just doing its job and giving your father information about the drug.  You can look at several websites for more information:  http://www.drugs.com/janumet.html

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   Posted 1/15/2009 1:36 AM (GMT -7)   

I am on Metfromin and Januvia , The two that mke up your pill and they work fine for me. My nephew is on the combination pill with no problems. If he notices any changes that bother him, he should contact the doctor right away.

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   Posted 1/17/2009 1:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Who is helping your dad with his food plan? Changing his carbohydrate intake could impact the amount of medication he needs to take. Has he had food classes yet? Answer these questions so we can help you help him.
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