Information about Alogliptin and Pioglitazone
Generic Name : Alogliptin and Pioglitazone
Latest prescription information about Alogliptin and Pioglitazone. 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 and Pioglitazone
Why is Alogliptin and Pioglitazone Prescribed? (Indications)
Alogliptin and Pioglitazone combination is used to treat high blood sugar level in patients with type 2 diabetes along with diet control and exercise. This combination should not be used to treat type 1 diabetes.
This combination medication contains pioglitazone, a thiazolidinedione agent and alogliptin, a DPP-4 inhibitor.
When should Alogliptin and Pioglitazone not be taken? (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients who have severe heart failure, and known hypersensitivity.
What is the dosage of Alogliptin and Pioglitazone?
Dose is based on patient’s condition. Maximum recommended dose is 25/45mg.
How should Alogliptin and Pioglitazone be taken?
It comes as a tablet, which contains 25 mg alogliptin and 15 mg pioglitazone to take by mouth, with or without food.
What are the warnings and precautions for Alogliptin and Pioglitazone?
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart failure, diabetic eye disease, eye swelling, kidney or liver impairment, bladder cancer, acute pancreatitis, fluid retention, fractures, hypoglycemia (abnormal decrease in blood sugar), premenopausal woman, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Follow diet and exercise program as directed by your physician.
• Monitor blood sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
• Perform eye examination regularly while taking this medication.
What are the side effects of Alogliptin and Pioglitazone?
• Most Common :
Inflammation of throat and nasal passages, back pain and upper respiratory tract infection.
• Miscellaneous :
Nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fractures, low blood sugar, vision changes.
What are the other precautions for Alogliptin and Pioglitazone?
Avoid excess dosage.
What are the storage conditions for Alogliptin and Pioglitazone?
Store it at room temperature (20°C to 25°C).
Last Updated : Jul 2018