Merck Says Januvia Effective In Type 2 Diabetes

by Medindia Content Team on  June 12, 2006 at 5:57 PM Diabetes News
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Merck Says Januvia Effective In Type 2 Diabetes
Merck & Co Inc has said that Januvia, its oral, once-daily medicine for type 2 diabetes has shown promise in combating the disease and had significantly reduced blood sugar levels. This was true when the drug was used alone or in conjunction with two commonly used therapies (metformin or pioglitazone).
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Merck presented the results of the Phase III trials at the American Diabetes Association's annual meeting. Treatment with Januvia was also found to improve measures of beta cell function.

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Beta cells are found in pancreas and are responsible for producing and releasing insulin. The deficiency of this hormone causes diabetes. Merck said that in the studies, "Januvia had an overall incidence of side effects comparable to placebo and was generally well tolerated."

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drpradeep79 Thursday, July 22, 2010

Januvia...a good drug for diabetes, but unfortunately very costly..especially for a country like India. I hope some day pharma companies will think beyond business and bring down the cost of such much needed medicines.

Shwetal Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Yes, Januvia is available in Indian markets, but you should always consult your doctor before starting any medications

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