How it should be taken
It comes as a tablet, which contains 25 mg alogliptin and 15 mg pioglitazone to take by mouth, with or without food.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
Dose is based on patient’s condition. Maximum recommended dose is 25/45mg.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients who have severe heart failure, and known hypersensitivity.
Why it is 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.
Warnings and Precautions
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.
Store it at room temperature (20°C to 25°C).