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Alogliptin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Alogliptin

Generic Name : Alogliptin
Latest prescription information about Alogliptin. Learn its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Alogliptin

International- Kazano , Nesina , Oseni.
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Why is Alogliptin Prescribed? (Indications)

Alogliptin is prescribed to reduce high blood sugar level in patients with type 2 diabetes along with diet control and exercise.

It should not be used in treating diabetic ketoacidosis or type 1 diabetes.  

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When should Alogliptin not be taken? (Contraindications)

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

What is the dosage of Alogliptin?

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

How should Alogliptin be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Alogliptin?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Alogliptin?

   Most Common : Upper respiratory tract infection, heart attack, throat inflammation, diarrhea, high blood pressure, headache, back pain and urinary tract infection.
   Miscellaneous : Nausea, vomiting, flatulence, weakness, indigestion and abdominal discomfort.

What are the other precautions for Alogliptin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Alogliptin?

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

Last Updated : Jul 2018



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roshni123, India

In India, from where i will get this drug?

manojdudhade, India

where will be get this drug in india???

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