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Janumet patient assistance program

Have you been prescribed Janumet and your insurance won’t cover the cost of your medication? We may be able to help. With our assistance, you may be able to get your Janumet prescription for $49 per month*.

Prescription Care works directly with your healthcare provider to help you enroll in patient assistance programs for prescription medications. The application process is handled by us on your behalf, helping you to get access to your essential prescription medication at a price you can afford. 


Your monthly Janumet cost savings if eligible

By enrolling in a patient assistance program, you could receive your Janumet prescription for a flat fee of $49 per month*. If successfully enrolled in the program, you could save: 

$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
$0.00
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$-49.00
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care

Am I eligible for the Janumet patient assistance program?

We will review your enrollment application to determine if you may be eligible for the Janumet patient assistance program, as eligibility criteria may vary by program. As a helpful guide, the main factors considered by most programs are:

  • 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 patient assistance program? 

Our application process is simple and straightforward. Start by completing our enrollment application

We will need to know about any medications you’re taking including Janumet. You will also need to provide full details of your household income, insurance details, and healthcare providers, as this information is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who ship your medication.

If we determine that you may be eligible for Janumet assistance, we’ll handle the full application process on your behalf. We will help to enroll you in the Janumet patient assistance program and once enrolled in the program, we’ll request your Janumet medication refills on your behalf for up to one year.

Is Prescription Care a Janumet discount coupons provider?

Prescription Care is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Janumet patient assistance program. This means that we do not offer free Janumet samples, printable Janumet manufacturer coupons, Janumet savings cards, or Janumet discounts. We are not a Janumet coupon, a Janumet discount card, or a Janumet copay card.

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

If your insurance company won’t pay for your Janumet medication, you have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility, or you don’t have any insurance we may be able to help. 

How much is Janumet with insurance?

The price you will need to pay for Janumet with insurance will depend on your insurance provider and where you purchase the medication. 

How much does Janumet cost without insurance?

Janumet prices without insurance will vary depending on the pack size and where you purchased the medication. As a guide, a pack of 60 Janumet tablets will cost around $650. With Prescription Care you’ll always pay a flat monthly fee of $49*.

What is Janumet?

Janumet is a medication prescribed to help manage blood sugar levels in adults who have type 2 diabetes. It should be used alongside exercise and changes to your diet. Janumet is taken as a pill that’s usually swallowed twice daily.

Diabetes is a disorder where you have prolonged high blood sugar levels. When you digest the food you eat, sugar is released into your blood so it can be transported around your body and used by your cells. A hormone called insulin helps your cells absorb the sugar from your blood.

If you have type 2 diabetes, you may not produce enough insulin, or you may become resistant to insulin. In either case, you absorb less sugar from your blood than you should, and your blood sugar levels remain too high. Having high blood sugar levels can make you feel hungry and thirsty. It can also mean that you urinate more often. Over time this can cause more serious health problems, including nerve damage, heart disease, strokes, and kidney failure. 

Janumet treats type 2 diabetes in two ways. It causes your liver to release less sugar into your blood when you digest food. It also encourages your pancreas to produce insulin for longer, helping you absorb more sugar from your blood. This combined action can help you maintain lower blood sugar levels.

Janumet active ingredients

Janumet contains two active ingredients, called sitagliptin and metformin. These active ingredients reduce the amount of sugar released and increase the amount of insulin produced, Janumet helps you lower your blood sugar levels.

Sitagliptin increases the amount of insulin you produce after you’ve eaten. When you digest food, your stomach and gut produce digestive hormones, called GLP-1 and GIP, that make your pancreas secrete insulin. As you continue to digest your food, these digestive hormones are broken down by an enzyme called DPP-4. This allows your levels of insulin to fall again. If you take Janumet, sitagliptin stops the DPP-4 enzyme from breaking down these digestive hormones. This keeps the hormones active for longer and makes you produce more insulin. 

Metformin reduces how much sugar your liver releases into your blood. As your digestive system breaks down food, your liver releases sugar into your blood. If you take Janumet, metformin slows down the process that causes your liver to do this, lowering the amount of sugar that’s released.

Janumet side effects & Janumet drug interactions

The most common side effects caused by Janumet include:

  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Hypoglycemia (your blood sugar falling too low)

In rare instances, Janumet can cause more serious side effects, including:

  • Severe allergic reactions to the medication
  • Lactic acidosis – a buildup of lactic acid in your body that can cause breathing difficulties, malaise, sleepiness, muscle pain, and stomach pain
  • Severe joint pain (arthralgia)
  • Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
  • Kidney failure

If you take Janumet alongside other medications, they can interact. When this occurs, they can become less effective with some side effects becoming more serious. Tell your prescribing physician about all drugs you’re taking, including vitamins and dietary supplements, particularly:

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

Janumet warnings & precautions

Janumet isn’t suitable for everyone. Don’t take Janumet if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredients sitagliptin or metformin
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Janumet (listed in the leaflet which comes with the medication)
  • Have type 1 diabetes (Janumet is for type 2 diabetes)
  • Have reduced kidney function
  • Have diabetic ketoacidosis – a potentially life-threatening condition caused by diabetes where you break down body fat too quickly
  • Are under 18 years of age

Talk to your physician before taking Janumet if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Janumet (listed in the section above)
  • Have a history of pancreatitis
  • Have heart problems, including congestive heart failure
  • Have liver disease
  • Have kidney disease
  • Are going to get an injection of dye or contrast agents for an x-ray
  • Drink alcohol often or binge drink alcohol
  • Are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
  • Are over 65 years of age

You should avoid drinking alcohol when you take Janumet. 

You should seek medical attention after taking Janumet if you:

  • Show signs of a serious allergic reaction, like itching, a skin rash, shortness of breath, dizziness and fainting, sweating, a fast pulse, swelling of your face, throat, and other parts of your body like your hands and feet.  
  • Show signs of lactic acidosis, like fatigue, difficulty breathing, unusual muscle pain, sleepiness, feelings of dizziness, an upset stomach, or a cold feeling in your arms and legs.

*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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