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Is januvia a sglt2 inhibitor?

The combination of DPP-4 inhibitors and SGLT2 inhibitors resulted in higher direct medical costs but also increased total QALYs by 0.24. Merck sells the DPP-4 inhibitor sitagliptin (Januvia). Merck also sells a combination DPP-4/SGLT2 inhibitor, sitagliptin/ertugliflozin (Steglujan).

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Simply so, what class of drugs is Januvia?

Sitagliptin is a member of a class of drugs that inhibit the enzyme, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) and are therefore called DPP-4 inhibitors.

Similarly, what are the brand names for sglt2 inhibitors? Brand and generic names of SGLT2 inhibitors and combination products that contain SGLT2 inhibitors include:

  • canagliflozin (Invokana)
  • canagliflozin/metformin (Invokamet)
  • canagliflozin/metformin extended release (Invokamet XR)
  • dapagliflozin (Farxiga)
  • dapagliflozin/metformin extended release (Xigduo XR)

Also to know, is Metformin a sglt2 inhibitor?

SGLT2 inhibitors are a class of prescription medicines approved for use with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. They are available as single-ingredient products and also in combination with other diabetes medicines such as metformin (see FDA-approved SGLT2 Inhibitors).

Is there a generic medication for Januvia?

No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Januvia available in the United States. Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Januvia. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe.

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