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Fri Oct 18 12:35:06 UTC 2013

What is the proper timing of taking the oral medications: Januvia [100 mg x 1 per day] and Metformin [500 mg x 2 per day]?

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I am a type II, 69 YO, 5' 3
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2013-10-23 21:52:34.0


Thanks for asking dLife.

Since stomach upset is a side-effect of the diabetes medicine glucophage (metformin), it is usually taken at mealtime. This medicine can be taken about 10 hours apart ---- at breakfast and at supper.

Januvia is another oral diabetes medicine. It is taken once a day with or without food. It can be taken any time of the day. It would be best to take this medicine consistently around the same time each day.

It is always a good idea to learn more about metformin and Januvia!

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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