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Janumet XR patient assistance program

Have you been prescribed Janumet XR medication for type 2 diabetes? Are you looking for an affordable solution to purchase your essential prescription? At Prescription Care, we may be able to help. 

With our assistance, you may be able to get your Janumet XR for $49 per month*. By working directly with your healthcare provider, we can help you to enroll in patient assistance programs for prescription medications. We’ll handle the full application process for you, helping you get easy and affordable access to the medications you need.

Your monthly Janumet XR cost savings if eligible

By applying for the Janumet XR patient assistance program through Prescription Care you could receive your Janumet XR prescription for a flat fee of just $49 per month. This could save you:

$450.00
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$401.00
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
$450.00
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$401.00
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care
$450.00
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$401.00
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care

Am I eligible for the Janumet XR patient assistance program?

Apply online with Prescription Care to find out if you may be eligible for the Janumet XR patient assistance program. We review each Janumet XR assistance program application individually. The main eligibility factors considered by most programs include:

  • US residency
  • Combined household income
  • Insurance status
General income criteria
  • Up to $36,000
  • Up to $50,000
  • Up to $100,000

How do I apply for the Janumet XR patient assistance program? 

Applying for patient assistance programs with Prescription Care is simple and easy. You can apply online by completing our enrollment application. We will ask you for details on your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income, as well as about any medications you are taking, including Janumet XR. 


Once Prescription Care determines that you may be eligible for Janumet XR assistance, we’ll handle the full application process for you. If you are successfully enrolled in the Janumet XR patient assistance program, we’ll also request your Janumet XR medication refills on your behalf for up to one year.

Is Prescription Care a Janumet XR coupons provider?

Prescription Care is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Janumet XR patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Janumet XR coupon, a Janumet XR discount card, or a Janumet XR copay card provider. 

Please note that when you secure your medication through Prescription Care, it will likely be the most cost-effective option to do so, compared to Janumet XR manufacturer coupons, Janumet XR discounts, rebates, Janumet XR savings cards, trial offers, or free Janumet XR samples.

Can Prescription Care help me get Janumet XR if I have insurance? 

We may be able to assist you if you have insurance. If your insurance company will not pay for your Janumet XR medication, or you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility, Prescription Care will likely be able to help. This even applies if you don’t have insurance. Begin your application online to find out more. 

How much is Janumet XR with insurance?

When you obtain Janumet XR with insurance the exact cost you will have to pay will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Speak to your pharmacist or insurance provider for further details. 

How much does Janumet XR cost without insurance?

Janumet XR prices without insurance will vary depending on the amount and the dose you buy, and the retailer you buy it from. As a guide, a pack of 60, 1000 mg – 50 mg Janumet XR tablets will cost around $640.

What is Janumet XR?

Janumet XR is a prescription medicine given to adults with type 2 diabetes, a condition where you have high blood sugar levels for prolonged periods. It’s used to help lower blood sugar levels and should be taken in line with changes to diet and exercise. You should take a Janumet XR pill orally once a day. 

Your digestive system releases sugar into your blood from the food you eat. These sugars are needed by your cells – they use a hormone called insulin to absorb the sugar from your blood. People who have type 2 diabetes become resistant to insulin, or simply don’t produce enough of it. When either of these things happens, it means that less sugar is absorbed from the blood causing blood sugar levels to remain too high. 

In the short-term, high blood sugar levels can make you feel hungry and thirsty, as well as causing you to urinate more regularly. Over a longer period, high blood sugar levels can lead to serious health problems, such as heart diseases, kidney failure, strokes, and nerve damage. 

Janumet XR helps to lower your blood sugar levels. It does this in two distinct ways. Firstly, by encouraging your pancreas to continue producing insulin for longer following food which helps your body to absorb more sugar. Secondly, it causes your liver to release less sugar into your blood during the digestive process after you’ve eaten. These two processes combined help to maintain lower blood sugar levels in your body. 

Janumet XR active ingredients

There are two active ingredients within Janumet XR. Sitagliptin and metformin – they each enable Janumet XR to conduct its dual processes within your body. By combining these two active ingredients and processes, Janumet XR helps lower your blood sugar levels.

After you eat your body digests your food. One aspect of this is your stomach and gut producing digestive hormones that cause your pancreas to secrete insulin. Over time, these digestive hormones are normally broken down. Sitagliptin slows this, ensuring that your digestive enzymes are active for longer. This in turn enables you to produce more insulin. The process of regulating how much sugar is released into your blood by your liver is controlled by metformin.

Janumet XR side effects & Janumet XR drug interactions

The most common side effects caused by Janumet XR include:

  • A blocked or runny nose
  • A sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion and gas
  • An increase in upper respiratory tract infections (throat, nose, sinuses)
  • Hypoglycemia – your blood sugar falling too low – particularly when used with other medications like insulin or sulfonylurea

Sometimes, people can suffer from more serious Janumet XR side effects. These are rarer, but can include: 

  • Severe allergic reactions 
  • Lactic acidosis – a buildup of lactic acid in your body that can cause breathing difficulties, malaise, sleepiness, muscle pain, and stomach pain
  • Heart failure
  • Severe hypoglycemia
  • Severe joint pain (arthralgia)
  • Severe skin reactions that can cause blistering and the loss of skin
  • Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
  • Kidney problems, including kidney failure

Janumet XR can interact with other medications, including: 

  • Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (acetazolamide, zonisamide, or dichlorphenamide)
  • Cationic drugs (vancomycin, amiloride, quinidine, quinine, trimethoprim, digoxin, morphine, triamterene, procainamide, or ranitidine)
  • Medications that can lower your blood sugar levels (nicotinic acid, diuretics, oral contraceptives, calcium channel blocking drugs, corticosteroids, and estrogens)

Tell your prescribing physician if you are taking any of the above, as when taken with Janumet XR they can potentially alter how it works, making it less effective and causing certain side effects to be worse. 

Janumet XR warnings & precautions

Janumet XR isn’t suitable for everyone. You shouldn’t take it if you are allergic to either of the active ingredients (sitagliptin or metformin), or any of the other ingredients found in the medication. You can find these listed in the leaflet that comes with your medication. 

Don’t take Janumet XR if you:

  • Have type 1 diabetes 
  • Have diabetic ketoacidosis. This condition is caused by diabetes when body fat is broken down too quickly. It can potentially be life-threatening. 
  • Have severe kidney problems


If you are under 18 years of age, you should not take Janumet XR. You should consult your physician if you are over 65 years of age. 

Talk to your doctor before taking Janumet XR if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or trying to get pregnant and planning to breastfeed. It’s important to let your physician know if you have any of the following: 

  • A history of pancreatitis
  • Any heart problems (congestive heart failure), liver problems, or kidney problems
  • Stones in your gallbladder (gallstones)
  • High blood triglyceride levels

You should also let them know if you:

  • Are going to get an injection of dye or contrast agents for an x-ray
  • Drink alcohol often or binge drink alcohol. Try and avoid drinking alcohol when you take Janumet XR.

*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking down the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program.

Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as Prescription Care assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.

**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (Refund).

To receive a Refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 866-262-2603, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.


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