Compare Nesina vs. Precose

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

Nesina
(Alogliptin)

Precose
(Acarbose)

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.Coming soon.
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Side effects
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How it works
NesinaPrecose
alogliptin is an anti-diabetic drug. It improves your body's ability to use insulin to lower your blood sugar.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Available as
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  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
NesinaPrecose
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
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      Detailed Nesina (Alogliptin) risks & warnings »
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      Pregnancy category
      NesinaPrecose
      BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

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

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      BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

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

      See the FDA package insert
      Alcohol
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      Food
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      Kidneys and liver
      No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
      Sex
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      Sleep
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      Weight
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      Upsides and benefits
      NesinaPrecose
      • 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.
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      Downsides and risks
      NesinaPrecose
      • 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.
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      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      NesinaPrecose
      • 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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