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Old 04-19-2014, 06:18   #1
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My medication has been changed recently to Tresiba along with Janumet 50/500. Came across some unfavourable reports about Janumet on the net. There are several articles which says it can lead to pancreatic cancer.

Can anyone advice if it's safe.

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Janumet is a combination of Januvia and metformin. The metformin part is very safe. The Januvia part - not so much.

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Hi Shanny

Thank you so much for advice and the link. I will not use Janumet. Will change insulin intake if required

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A similar drug was banned in India (hold your breath !!!) for a few days and then the ban was lifted. The reason - there was no country specific data. Their logic was that if there are a large number of people using the drug dying from pancreatic cancer, in "a specific" country, why should it happen in India. Think hard, and choose well.

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I've heard reports of pancreatic cancer, but the big problem is that it masks glucose. No way to tell what's good or bad for glucose. I'd refuse it and go with insulin if you need something more than met.

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