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.
Trade Names/Brand Names of Alogliptin
International- Kazano , Nesina , Oseni.
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.
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