Compare Nesina vs. Humalog
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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.
Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast-acting insulin that controls blood sugar around meal times.
3.7/ 5 average rating with 280 reviewsforHumalog
- 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.
- Humalog (insulin lispro) is the most effective medication for lowering your blood sugar.
- Works quickly to control your sugar levels after meals.
- Dose can be easily adjusted to create a regimen that's tailored to your body's needs.
- Humalog (insulin lispro) can be used even if you have liver or kidney problems, unlike other anti-diabetic medications.
- 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.
- You have to take Humalog (insulin lispro) by injection.
- Humalog (insulin lispro) is likely to cause moderate weight gain (around 4 to 6 pounds).
- There is a higher risk for episodes of low blood sugar compared to other anti-diabetic medications.
- Effects do not last long enough to control your blood sugar for a whole day.
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The Nesina (Alogliptin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Humalog (insulin lispro) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
- Liver damage
- Life-threatening low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Insulin dose too high
- Use of other blood sugar lowering medications
- Poor injection techniques
- Complications due to low potassium
- Use of medications that lower potassium
- Current electrolyte imbalance
- Severe allergic reactions
- Allergy to insulin