How to Take Alogliptin and Pioglitazone and Dose of Alogliptin and Pioglitazone


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

How to take Alogliptin and Pioglitazone


How it should be taken  

It comes as a tablet, which contains 25 mg alogliptin and 15 mg pioglitazone to take by mouth, with or without food.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

Dose is based on patient’s condition. Maximum recommended dose is 25/45mg.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated in patients who have severe heart failure, and known hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This combination medication contains thiazolidinedione antidiabetic and DPP-4 inhibitor antidiabetic, prescribed for type 2 diabetes mellitus.  

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart failure, diabetic eye disease, eye swelling, kidney or liver impairment, bladder cancer, acute pancreatitis, fluid retention, fractures, hypoglycemia (abnormal decrease in blood sugar), premenopausal woman, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Follow diet and exercise program as directed by your physician.
Monitor blood sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
Perform eye examination regularly while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions  

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

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