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Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/19/2015 5:50:04 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Nothing but shooting insulin has ever lowered my sugar levels. I starting taking this drug and it has dropped my sugar level to normal levels and I have lost 30 pounds.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
1/12/2015 8:16:31 PM

Reviewer: BAA, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Helps but not by much.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/29/2014 12:29:13 PM

Reviewer: gd ol boy, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My husband took 100mg Januvia for 10 days with no obvious side effects until today. He is retaining fluid and when weighing himself gained 14 pounds without eating differently. Being active and preoccupied over the holidays masked this gradual change. It should be taken off the market and reevaluated by the FDA.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/13/2014 9:20:56 PM

Reviewer: Sherry, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I'm on two insulins (Lexapro and Novolog) and then took Januvia, also. Rash developed after about one and half months. Severe itching and swollen face and hands and feet. Don't eat salt. Did lower blood sugar some. Metformin used to work good, but stomach pains, etc. Had to go on insulin.

Condition: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
12/4/2014 1:05:59 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on it for almost a year and it hasn't improved my sugars or A1C very much. But it has been effective at causing weight gain, erectile dysfunction which I never had before (I'm 40) even with high blood sugar. It's very expensive but fortunately I have good drug coverage and pay a $70 copay for 90 days worth.

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