Alogliptin and Metformin combination is used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control or to treat hyperglycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes.
High blood sugar level can cause damage to the eyes, kidney, and nerves.
This combination medication contains alogliptin, a dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor and metformin, a biguanide.
Contraindicated in patients with severe kidney impairment, metabolic acidosis, including diabetic ketoacidosis, and hypersensitivity.
(125mg/500mg)- Dose is based on patient’s condition.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food two times per day.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of pancreatitis, kidney or liver problems, heart problems, alcoholism, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause serious side effects such as lactic acidosis and pancreatitis; if it is so stop taking this medication immediately and contact your healthcare provider.
• Serious Effects:
Lactic Acidosis and pancreatitis.
• Most Common: Upper respiratory tract infection, nasopharyngitis, diarrhea, hypertension, headache, back pain and urinary tract infection.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature between (20°C to 25°C).
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