Compare Nesina vs. glyburide
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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.
Lowers blood sugar.
Diabeta (glyburide) is a good oral anti-diabetic medicine, but can cause hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.
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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.
- Available as an oral tablet.
- Lowers your A1c (average blood sugar over time) up to 2%.
- Available in generic version.
- Available in single pill combination with other anti-diabetic medicines.
- 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.
- More likely to cause hypoglycemia or low blood sugar than other types of oral anti-diabetics.
- You will have to check your blood sugar often when you first start taking it.
- Can cause weight gain (about 2 to 3 pounds).
- Not ideal for elderly or those with poor kidney function.
- May not work as well for those with severe diabetes and when pancreas cannot produce insulin.
- Diabetes mellitus type 2
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The Nesina (Alogliptin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
2possible side effects
- Nausea and heartburn2%
- Skin allergies2%
Risks and risk factors
- Liver damage
- Low blood sugar
- Over age 65
- Kidney problems
- Use of other blood sugar lowering medicines
- Intense physical activity
- Severe allergic reactions
- History of sulfa allergies