Compare Metaglip vs. Nesina

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

Metaglip
(Metformin / Glipizide)

Nesina
(Alogliptin)

Coming soon.Lowers your blood sugar. alogliptin is a good add-on treatment if your blood sugar is still too high, but you don't want to use an injectable medicine.
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Side effects
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How it works
MetaglipNesina
Coming soon.alogliptin is an anti-diabetic drug. It improves your body's ability to use insulin to lower your blood sugar.
Type of medication
MetaglipNesina
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Available as
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  • Pill
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Used for (click to learn more)
MetaglipNesina
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
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      Detailed Nesina (Alogliptin) 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.

      Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

      Upsides and benefits
      MetaglipNesina
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      • Oral blood sugar-lowering medicine.
      • Lowers A1c levels by around 1%. (Hemoglobin A1c measures your average blood sugar over time.)
      • Prevents the harmful effects of high sugar levels on your organs and blood vessels.
      • Rarely causes low blood sugar.
      • Patients taking alogliptin had less cold symptoms than patients taking Januvia.
      Downsides and risks
      MetaglipNesina
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      • Not as strong as other diabetes medicines. Your doctor might add it to your blood sugar-lowering regimen if your sugar levels are still too high.
      • Likely expensive since there's no generic version available.
      • Some people might get frequent throat infections or nasal congestion.
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      MetaglipNesina
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      • Can cause headache and cold-like symptoms.
      • Tell your doctor about any mental confusion, persistent abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing of eyes/skin, or easy bruising.
      • Can be expensive depending on insurance coverage.
      • Check your blood sugar regularly.
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