Compare Nesina vs. Humalog
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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