Medically Reviewed by Dr. Harshi Dhingra, M.D.
Last Reviewed: Jul 20, 2022
Januvia, along with diet and exercise, is used to lower high blood sugar and achieve better glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Januvia is not used to treat patients with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.
There may be other uses of this medicine — your healthcare provider or pharmacist can provide medical advice and give you further Januvia drug information.
Januvia works by increasing insulin release in the body and decreasing glucose overproduction in the liver.
Januvia is available as a tablet in doses of 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg. The usual Januvia dose is 100 mg once daily by mouth.