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General Information on Alogliptin and Metformin

Generic Name : Alogliptin and Metformin

Latest prescription information about Alogliptin and Metformin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Alogliptin and Metformin

International- Kazano

Why is Alogliptin and Metformin Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor and a biguanide, prescribed for type 2 diabetes mellitus along with diet and exercise. 

When should Alogliptin and Metformin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe kidney impairment, metabolic acidosis, including diabetic ketoacidosis, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Alogliptin and Metformin?

(125mg/500mg)- Dose is based on patient’s condition.

How should Alogliptin and Metformin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food two times per day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Alogliptin and Metformin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of pancreatitis, kidney or liver problems, heart problems, alcoholism, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause serious side effects such as lactic acidosis and pancreatitis; if it is so stop taking this medication immediately and contact your healthcare provider.

What are the side effects of Alogliptin and Metformin?

  Serious Effects: Lactic Acidosis and pancreatitis.
  Most Common: Upper respiratory tract infection, nasopharyngitis, diarrhea, hypertension, headache, back pain and urinary tract infection.

What are the other precautions for Alogliptin and Metformin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Alogliptin and Metformin?

Store it at room temperature between (20°C to 25°C).

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