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Alogliptin and Metformin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Alogliptin and Metformin

Generic Name : Alogliptin and Metformin
Latest prescription information about Alogliptin and Metformin. 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 and Metformin

International- Kazano
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Why is Alogliptin and Metformin Prescribed? (Indications)

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. 

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When should Alogliptin and Metformin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe kidney impairment, metabolic acidosis, including diabetic ketoacidosis, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Alogliptin and Metformin?

(125mg/500mg)- Dose is based on patient’s condition.

How should Alogliptin and Metformin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food two times per day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Alogliptin and Metformin?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Alogliptin and Metformin?

  Serious Effects: Lactic Acidosis and pancreatitis.
  Most Common: Upper respiratory tract infection, nasopharyngitis, diarrhea, hypertension, headache, back pain and urinary tract infection.

What are the other precautions for Alogliptin and Metformin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Alogliptin and Metformin?

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

Last Updated : Jul 2018



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