Compare Nesina vs. Precose
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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.
Precose (acarbose) helps lower your post-mealtime blood sugar levels, but it must be taken at the beginning of each main meal in order for it to be most effective.
- 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.
- Precose (acarbose) helps control meal-time blood sugar levels without causing weight gain.
- When used alone it doesn't normally cause blood sugar levels to be too low unlike other anti-diabetes medicines.
- Safe to be used in people age 65 or older.
- Has relatively few interactions with other 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.
- Not a first choice medicine because it isn't as effective at lowering blood sugar compared to other treatment options.
- Associated with bothersome side effects like excessive gas and diarrhea.
- Relatively more expensive than other diabetes medicines.
- Has to be taken three times a day with each meal.
- Might cause episodes of low blood sugar when taken together with insulin or medicines that stimulate insulin release.
- Diabetes mellitus type 2
- Excessive gas74%
- Stomach pain19%
- Liver damage
- Low blood sugar
- Using insulin or other medicines that stimulate insulin release
- Kidney function
- Those with kidney problems
- Interactions with other medicines
- Taking multiple medicines together