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Review: could Janumet cause Blood triglycerides increased (High Blood Cholesterol)?
We study 3,173 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 (latest outcomes from 3,385 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride; sitagliptin phosphate. It is often used in diabetes.
Blood triglycerides increased
Blood triglycerides increased (latest reports from 449,710 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, osteopenia.
On Aug, 23, 2014: 3,169 people reported to have side effects when taking Janumet. Among them, 37 people (1.17%) have Blood Triglycerides Increased. They amount to 0.01% of all the 463,125 people who have Blood Triglycerides Increased on eHealthMe.
Time on Janumet when people have Blood triglycerides increased * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Blood triglycerides increased||20.00%||20.00%||40.00%||0.00%||20.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Blood triglycerides increased when taking Janumet * :
|Blood triglycerides increased||57.89%||42.11% |
Age of people who have Blood triglycerides increased when taking Janumet * :
|Blood triglycerides increased||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||3.45%||6.90%||34.48%||55.17% |
Severity of Blood triglycerides increased when taking Janumet ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Blood triglycerides increased||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Blood triglycerides increased ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Blood triglycerides increased||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (14 people, 37.84%)
- Hypertension (11 people, 29.73%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (9 people, 24.32%)
- Fibromyalgia (6 people, 16.22%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (5 people, 13.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Crestor (11 people, 29.73%)
- Simvastatin (8 people, 21.62%)
- Lyrica (8 people, 21.62%)
- Januvia (8 people, 21.62%)
- Allopurinol (7 people, 18.92%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 years ago):
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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