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