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    Information about Alogliptin

    Alogliptin uses

    Alogliptin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

    How alogliptin works

    Alogliptin is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas and decreasing the hormones that raise blood sugar levels. This reduces the fasting and postmeal sugar levels.

    Common side effects of alogliptin

    Headache, Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages), Upper respiratory tract infection, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    12 Nov 2019 | 11:55 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Alogliptin

    • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
    • Be careful while driving or operating machinery until you know how Alogliptin affects you.
    • It may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
    • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
    • Chances of weight gain and low blood sugar are lesser as compared to other diabetes medicines.
    • Inform your doctor if you notice joint pains or develop symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, and/or vomiting.
    • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with this medicine.
    • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine. 

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 November, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)