Compare Duetact vs. Kazano

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Duetact
(pioglitazone / glimepiride)

Kazano
(alogliptin / metformin)

Coming soon.Lowers blood sugar. Kazano (alogliptin / metformin) takes advantage of 2 medicines combined into one to lower your blood sugar, but you can develop tolerance if you have been taking this medication for a long time or at high doses.
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Best available price for 30 (30mg/2mg) tablets of pioglitazone-glimepiride
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Best available price for 60 (12.5mg/1000mg) tablets of kazano
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Side effects
DuetactKazano

We haven’t found good data for Duetact side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Duetact »
  • Ear, nose, or throat infection 5%
  • Common cold 5%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • Headache 2%
  • Back pain 3%
  • Urinary tract infection 2%
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) 2%
More Kazano side effects »
How it works
DuetactKazano
Coming soon.Kazano (alogliptin / metformin) contains 2 prescription medicines to treat diabetes, alogliptin and metformin. Alogliptin helps your body release more insulin and decreases glucagon levels in order to lower blood sugar. Metformin lowers the amount of sugar your body makes or absorbs, and allows your body use the existing insulin better.
Type of medication
DuetactKazano
Prescription only
Available as
DuetactKazano
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
DuetactKazano
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
DuetactKazano
    Coming soon.
    • Kidney problems
    • Liver problems
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Using contrast dye for procedures
    • Surgery
    Detailed Kazano (alogliptin / metformin) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Alcohol
    DuetactKazano
    No alcohol related info.
    • Avoid alcohol while taking Kazano (alogliptin / metformin) as it may cause severly low blood sugar.
    Weight
    DuetactKazano
    No weight related info.
    • Less likely to cause weight gain and low blood sugar compared to other diabetes medications.
    Upsides and benefits
    DuetactKazano
    Coming soon
    • Lowers A1c levels by 1.2-1.6%.
    • Can be taken by mouth instead of using an injection.
    • Less likely to cause weight gain and low blood sugar compared to other diabetes medications.
    • Generic available, may be more affordable than others in it's class.
    Downsides and risks
    DuetactKazano
    Coming soon
    • Rare but serious side effects include pancreatitis and severe joint pain.
    • Tolerance can happen with Kazano (alogliptin / metformin) if you have been taking this drug for a long time or at high doses, it may not work as well and you may need higher doses to get the same effect.
    • Heart failure and worsening heart failure has been linked to Kazano (alogliptin / metformin).
    • The chance of low blood sugar may be raised when Kazano (alogliptin / metformin) is used with other medications for diabetes.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    DuetactKazano
    Coming soon
    • Take Kazano (alogliptin / metformin) by mouth twice daily with meals.
    • Check your blood sugar regularly and you may need other blood tests at your doctor's office.
    • If you are having an exam or test with contrast or have had one within the past 48 hours, talk with your doctor because it can cause problems with your kidneys.
    • Avoid alcohol while taking Kazano (alogliptin / metformin) as it may cause severly low blood sugar.
    • Take Kazano (alogliptin / metformin) whole; do not split, crush, or chew before swallowing.
    • Make sure to drink lots of fluids when in hot weather or while being active to prevent fluid loss.
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    More about DuetactSide effectsFDA package insert
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    More about KazanoSide effectsAlternativesFDA package insert
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