Compare Metaglip vs. Nesina

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

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Lowers your blood sugar.

Nesina (alogliptin) is a good add-on treatment for diabetes if your blood sugars are still not controlled, but it doesn't work as well as insulin.

Upsides
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  • Less likely to cause weight gain or low blood sugar compared to other anti-diabetic medicines.
  • Pill may be preferred by some patients over injection.
Downsides
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  • Does not lower your A1c (average blood sugar over time) as much as insulin.
  • Available as an expensive, branded product only.
  • Has more troublesome side-effects than other anti-diabetic pills.
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Used for
  • 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 (inflammation of the pancreas)
    • History of pancreatitis
    • High blood triglyceride levels
    • Gallstones (stones in gallbladder)
  • Liver damage
  • Serious allergic reactions
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
    • Taking medicines for diabetes
  • Severe joint pain and swelling
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