Compare Metaglip vs. Nesina

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

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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.

Upsides
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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
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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.
Used for
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
Price
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Side effects
The Metaglip (Metformin / Glipizide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Nesina (Alogliptin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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  • Pancreatitis
  • Liver damage
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