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Review: could Janumet cause Blood triglycerides increased?

Summary: Blood triglycerides increased could be caused by Janumet, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Crestor, and have Diabetes mellitus.

We study 3,161 people who have side effects while taking Janumet from FDA and social media. Among them, 37 have Blood triglycerides increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Blood triglycerides increased and more.

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Janumet

Janumet (latest outcomes from 3,373 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride; sitagliptin phosphate. It is often used in diabetes.

Blood triglycerides increased

Blood triglycerides increased (latest reports from 446,801 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, osteopenia, pain.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 3,147 people reported to have side effects when taking Janumet. Among them, 37 people (1.18%) have Blood Triglycerides Increased. They amount to 0.01% of all the 455,596 people who have Blood Triglycerides Increased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Blood triglycerides increased in Janumet reports

Time on Janumet when people have Blood triglycerides increased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Blood triglycerides increased20.00%20.00%40.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Blood triglycerides increased when taking Janumet * :

FemaleMale
Blood triglycerides increased57.89%42.11%

Age of people who have Blood triglycerides increased when taking Janumet * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Blood triglycerides increased0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%3.45%6.90%34.48%55.17%

Severity of Blood triglycerides increased when taking Janumet ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Blood triglycerides increased0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Blood triglycerides increased ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Blood triglycerides increased0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (14 people, 37.84%)
  2. Hypertension (11 people, 29.73%)
  3. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (9 people, 24.32%)
  4. Fibromyalgia (6 people, 16.22%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (5 people, 13.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Crestor (11 people, 29.73%)
  2. Lyrica (8 people, 21.62%)
  3. Januvia (8 people, 21.62%)
  4. Simvastatin (8 people, 21.62%)
  5. Allopurinol (7 people, 18.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Scott on Apr, 18, 2012:

    I was prescribed Janumet (500mg) after a single A1C result of 7.1%. Two tables per day. This resulted in subsequent A1C readings of 5.7-5.8. However, after 6 months my Total Cholesterol had jumped from 179 to 221, and my LDL (bad) Cholesterol rose from 116 to 157. My doctor wanted to place me on cholesterol control medication, which I declined. I immediately stopped taking the Janumet because it was the only change that I'd made as a concession to my alleged diabetes diagnosis. After 3 months of not taking Janumet, my Total Cholesterol has dropped to 193 (back in healthy range <200) and my LDL Cholesterol has dropped to 124. So, YES, Janumet can quickly cause an unhealthy rise in LDL Cholesterol, which may return to normal without intervention (as in my case) by ceasing to take Janumet. Obviously, you should consult with your physician regarding any change in your medications. Simply reducing the dosage might result in eliminating this side-effect, while still providing the desired benefits of Janumet. My A1C results were stable at 5.7-5.8 while taking the medication, so does what it's supposed to do quite well.

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