How to Take Alogliptin and Dose of Alogliptin


Find out how to take Alogliptin (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Alogliptin


How it should be taken  

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth (1.2.5/500mg), two times per day with food.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

PO - The initial dose is based on patient’s condition. Maximum recommended dose is 25/2000mg.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated to patients with kidney impairment, metabolic acidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis, and hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an anti-diabetic drug, prescribed for type 2 diabetes mellitus. 

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver impairment, acute pancreatitis, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Patient may develop with increased risk of liver failure (sometimes fatal); monitor liver functions and complete blood counts regularly while taking this medication.
Follow the diet and exercise program instructed by your healthcare provider.

Storage Conditions  

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

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