Class: Endocrine



Class: Endocrine
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Lowers your blood sugar.

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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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  • 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.


  • 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.
How it works

alogliptin is an anti-diabetic drug. It improves your body's ability to use insulin to lower your blood sugar.

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Side effect rates for Nesina (alogliptin)

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Risks and Warnings for Nesina (alogliptin)

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  • alogliptin may cause pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). This can happen at any time while taking the medication, and it can lead to hospitalization or death. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or inability to eat.

Common concerns from people taking Nesina (alogliptin)

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