Sitagliptin is used to lower blood sugar levels in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Low blood sugar, urge to vomit, vomiting, excessive passage of wind or gas, inflammation of the pancreas (manifests as sever and persistent pain in abdomen, which may reach up to the back, associated with an urge to vomit or frank vomiting). Contact you doctor immediately if serious allergic reaction including rash, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat with difficulty in breathing or swallowing develops.
Sitagliptin in combination with other anti-diabetic drugs may cause excessive lowering of blood sugar. It may interact with other drugs including ketoconazole, ritonavir, clarithromycin, probenecid, and digoxin. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Sitagliptin blocks the action of a certain enzyme (dipeptidyl peptidase-4) and prolongs the action of hormones involved in the release of insulin, thereby reducing blood glucose levels.
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Can I take Zita (100mg) during pregnancy?
Studies in animals have shown no risk to the fetus, however there are no sufficient studies in humans. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
Can I take Zita (100mg) while breastfeeding/lactation?
Can I take Zita (100mg) with alcohol?
Since there is some doubt about the results of concurrent use in this interaction, it is advised to give some guidance to the patient about its possible adverse effects and/or consider close monitoring.