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.
Contraindicated to patients with kidney impairment, metabolic acidosis, diabetic ketoacidosis, and hypersensitivity.
PO - The initial dose is based on patient’s condition. Maximum recommended dose is 25/2000mg.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth (1.2.5/500mg), two times per day with food.
• 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.
• 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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (20°C to 25°C).
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