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What is Januvia?

Januvia is an oral prescription medication, in tablet form, that is used with diet and exercise to help control high blood sugar levels in adults who have type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Januvia is not a treatment for type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes. The active ingredient in Januvia is sitagliptin, also known as sitagliptin phosphate. It is unknown if Januvia can be safely used in children under 18 years.

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